May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 201 - Introduction to Sociology

3 CR
This course introduces students to the scientific study of society. It examines the way society is structured and the social inequalities that shape the lives of different classes, racial and ethnic groups, and men and women. Students will study how social institutions such as the media, the family, and the educational system influence society and socialize us into our environment while investigating how people create and change the social world through collective action. Topics explored generally include wealth and income, poverty and inequality, globalization, politics and power, health, aging and the life course, urbanization, work and unemployment, crime, and deviance.

Prerequisites & Requisites: ACCUPLACER® reading score of 60, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .