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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

SOC& 101 - Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change. Formerly: SOC 101.
Course Outcomes:
  • Distinguish among the major theoretical perspectives within sociology and apply them to an array of sociological topics.
  • Analyze societal dynamics and current social issues.
  • Compare and contrast the various social constructions of identity, social interaction, and social systems.
  • Evaluate the validity of correlation or causation in social research findings.
Course Topics:
  1. Sociological imagination and sociological perspective
  2. Durkheims study on suicide and social organization
  3. Major theoretical perspectives
  4. The architecture of society: culture, race and ethnic system, social stratification, legal system, sex and gender system
  5. Causation, correlation, empirical evidence
  6. Theories of deviance and social control
  7. Impression management and mismanagement
  8. Bureaucracy and the McDonaldization of society
  9. Collective behavior and social change
Course Attribute(s): Diversity, Social Science