Introduction to Sociology

Receive a broad overview of sociology and its applications to everyday life along with theoretical perspectives and concepts like, sociological imagination, culture, deviance, and inequality.

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Introduction to Sociology

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$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

Introduction to Sociology

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

About This Course

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ACE Approved 2023

Introduction to Sociology strives to provide you with a broad overview of sociology and its applications to everyday life. This online course presents major theoretical perspectives and concepts, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure.

What You'll Learn

View people’s behavior from a sociological perspective, discover your own sociological imagination, and apply it to a variety of social problems and situations.

View people’s behavior from a sociological perspective, discover your own sociological imagination, and apply it to a variety of social problems and situations.

List at least five sociologists and their major contributions to the field.

Describe the three major sociological perspectives—Functionalist, Conflict, and Interactionist—and analyze human behavior applying these perspectives appropriately.

Explain the elements of a culture and how culture is different from society.

Explain the seven steps of the scientific research process and recognize appropriate research procedures in an experiment or an article describing research.

Explain the relationships between social structure, social stratification, and the consequences of social status.

List at least four universal social institutions and describe the characteristics of each.

Describe how inequality and other social factors contribute to social change.

Summarize the relationship between socialization and the family.

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Course Text

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook reseller; you will still get the eTextbook for free. The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost.

Sociology in Modules.

Schaefer, Richard T. Sociology in Modules. 5th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2020. ISBN: 9781260074956

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