Jul 06, 2022
SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
Introduces the basic theories, concepts and methods of sociology; its key areas of study; and emphasizes the sociological imagination that connects individual actions and opportunities to social institutions and processes.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 1000.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- With its focus on the various sub-disciplines, this course helps students understand social diversity with the ability to read and understand academic studies on and critically analyze the ways society is structured by race/ethnicity, social class, and gender.
- Orally and in writing, students will be able to effectively communicate and engage in educated, open-minded discussions on socio-culturally diverse beliefs, perspectives, and norms.
- Students will examine cultural differences and unequal access to good and resources based on class, race, gender, and/or sexuality.
- Students will recognize the importance of sustainability by acquiring knowledge of local, national and global socioeconomic policies and practices that promote poverty, resource scarcity, violence, exploitation, and environmental degradation, and will explore ethical, responsible alternatives to those policies.
- With its focus on sociological theories, this course helps students understand key theoretical issues in the field and develop their ability to read, interpret, integrate, and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories
D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
- specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
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