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Course Description

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Sociology - SOC 201

Principles of Sociology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course provides a survey of the major theoretical perspectives, concepts and methods of sociology. Topics covered include social organization, culture, socialization, stratification systems, social institutions and social change.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain human social behavior in terms of basic sociological principles.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological research methods.
  • Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
  • Illustrate how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
  • Examine the impact of social change on current or historical social, economic or political institutions.
  • Explain the impact of globalization on society.
  • Draw conclusions based on reliable and relevant information.
  • Identify behavior appropriate to different social and cultural contexts.
  • Examine the consequences of social class stratification.
  • Analyze data for patterns of gender and/or racial/ethnic inequality.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/14/2022

 201112393Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K19/31/0Open$12.00 
 201112468Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K9/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 201111011Prin of SociologyRMT3Roney-Hays S11/31/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:40 PM WEBWEB
 201112949Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K0/31/2Closed$12.00 
 201112959Prin of SociologyONL3Schaumann K0/31/2Closed$12.00 

Winter; 2022; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 201111001Prin of SociologyMC3Brown-Spidell Y6/20/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA475
 201111002Prin of SociologyRMT3Schaumann K0/20/1Closed$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 201111003Prin of SociologyMC3DeWard S0/20/0Closed$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA475
 201111009Prin of SociologyMC3Brown-Spidell Y0/20/0Closed$12.00M W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA475
 201111010Prin of SociologyMC3Brown-Spidell Y4/20/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA475
 201111052Prin of SociologyMC3Smith-Botos B12/20/0Open$12.00M  06:30 PM-09:24 PM LA475
 201112919Prin of SociologyONL3Roney-Hays S0/31/1Closed$12.00 
 201112929Prin of SociologyONL3Roney-Hays S1/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday