2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 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.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Articulate, compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives used by sociologists.
  2. Name and describe the research methods most frequently used to gather and analyze sociological data.
  3. Define and describe structural forces, including socialization and culture, that pattern human behavior (the nature of social structure).
  4. List and describe key social institutions and their importance to daily life.
  5. List and describe major sources of inequalities studied by sociologists, specifically those based on race, gender, and social class.