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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC& 101 - Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 5
Introduces the scientific study of life in groups. Examines the creation and reinforcement of cultural patterns that influence individuals, groups and society at large. Emphasizes socialization processes, social institutions, small and large group dynamics, social inequalities and social movements.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain the connectedness of social structure and the individual in society, as well as the role of socialization.
  2. Identify the significance of social stratification in terms of privilege, inequality, and outcomes for group’s in American society.

Program Outcomes
Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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