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Summer 2022

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SOC101 - Introductory Sociology

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies social patterns affecting the structure and functioning of group life such as cultural values, deviance, class structure, and social change. Examines methods and perspectives sociologists employ, and the ways group forces influence the individual in society. Prerequisite or corequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College reading proficiency.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Apply at least one of the three main theoretical perspectives (functionalism, conflict and symbolic interaction) to the broader social world.
2. Identify a minimum of four types of research methodologies (survey, experiment, content analysis, secondary analysis).
3. Identify the basic elements within the scientific method
4. Analyze the impact of the following elements of culture on the daily lives of all members of society, which may include material/non-material culture; social structure, values, norms, and laws; subcultures; cultural diversity; ethnocentrism and cultural relativism; culture change and culture lag.
5. Apply the key elements within socialization process to one's life.
6. Apply the components of social structure to the way people relate to others within society.
7. Apply the theories of deviance to a current example of deviant behavior in society.
8. Identify a social movement and describe its impact on social change within society.
9. Explain the impact of social inequality (race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation) on the lives of effect people.
10. Analyze at least one of the major social institutions (family, education, religion, polity, media, media, technology, and health and medicine) in terms of its manifest and latent functions.

Effective Term: Fall 2019