COLLEGEWIDE COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD
SOCI 111, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Introduction to Sociology
Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or
better in ENGL 025 Introduction to College Writing II and ENGL 032 Reading Strategies for College II and
MATH 044 Mathematics
DATE OF LAST REVISION:
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION:
Introduces students to the major theoretical paradigms of the science of human
society, including fundamental concepts, descriptions, and analyses of society, culture, socialization
processes, social institutions, social change, social stratification and the application this understanding to
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be
Define sociology and explain the three major theoretical paradigms:
and symbolic interactionist.
Identify and understand the contributions of such theorists as Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Spencer,
Weber, Cooley, and Mead.
Illustrate the relationships between theory and research, social science research methods, hypothesis
testing, and concepts of validity and reliability.
Describe the principal social research methods including the experiment, survey, and participant
Develop the skills necessary to read and interpret tables, charts, graphs, and diagrams; identify and
understand their component parts.
Define and describe such sociological terms as society, culture, socialization, groups, deviance,
institutions (e.g. religion, family, education, work, political), social movements, demographics (age,
gender, race, ethnicity), social change and social stratification.
Describe the processes and impacts of socialization.
Describe sociological concepts and their application to everyday living--ways that these concepts
facilitate meeting life's daily challenges.
Identify primary institutions and examine how interactions within and between institutions affect our
Examine and explore contemporary issues such as diversity, racism, sexism, ageism, classism,
technology, and society.
Examine the impacts of social change on social institutions.
COURSE ADJUSTMENT STATEMENT:
The instructor retains the prerogative of changing or adjusting the
course syllabus to best accommodate the pace of progression and the needs of the students.
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qualified individuals with documented disabilities.
If you need an accommodation because of a documented
disability, you are required to register with Disability Support Services at the beginning of the semester.
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