SOCI1310 Introduction to Sociology

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 5 - History/Social, Behavioral Sciences. This course introduces students to the scientific study of human interaction at the micro and macro levels. Students will analyze social structure, social relationships, social organization, and stratification to deepen their understanding of how individuals function within larger social contexts. Students will apply sociological data, concepts, and theories to think critically about social institutions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize sociological perspectives.
  • Apply basic sociological concepts to the study of social interactions.
  • Examine social structure, organization, and institutions.
  • Apply sociological research data to analyze social phenomena.
  • Analyze concepts of difference, deviance, and culture.
  • Examine how social interaction influences an individual's development.
  • Use sociological concepts and theories to analyze social institutions.
  • Develop a sociological imagination.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other