San Antonio College
Chance Academic Center - 303-E
Lec. Hrs. per wk:
Lab. Hrs. per wk:
Introduction to the concepts and principles used in the study of group life, social institutions, and social processes.
Course Description (e-catalog):
Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Sociology: Brief, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
soft cover with access code for McGraw Hill Connect
TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING:
Course content will include
Sociological theory, culture, socialization, groups and organizations, race, social class and family structure.
The objectives of the course are as follows:
To study and to learn the basic sociological concepts and theories.
To apply the sociological concepts to current events and everyday living.
To encourage critical thinking and help the student appreciate the impact of culture and other social relationships on their daily
Encourage students’ understanding of the importance of diversity within the United States and the world through the teaching of
After completion of Sociology 1301, the student should be able to accomplish the following:
Define sociology and to apply sociological research methods to the study of human behavior.
Define the three major sociological perspectives and identify the major theorists associated with these perspectives.
Identify and explain the concepts such as:
socialization, culture, status, role, primary and secondary groups, social stratification,
crime and deviance, prejudice and discrimination, and social movements.
Identify and know the sociological significance of the major institutions, such as the family, religion, and education.
Global Awareness: The Department of Sociology promotes global awareness through textbook selection, course presentations,
classroom exams, and classroom activities.
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