NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
SOC 202 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY II (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Macrosociology: A general introduction to Sociology which focuses on the formal organization and social institutions of the society. To be taken with Sociology 201 -Microsociology: An introduction to Sociology focusing on the individual and the social processes that create the individual. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course acquaints the student with fundamental sociological concepts, research, and theory.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Sociology 201 is prerequisite for Sociology 202. Sociology 201/202 are prerequisite for advanced sociology courses.

COURSE OBJECTIVES/EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

A. Differentiation of basic sociological concepts and theory.

B. Understanding of sociological perspectives on social issues.

C. Application of sociological knowledge to personal and social life.

MAJOR TOPICS - TO BE COVERED
 
  A.  Social Organization  F.  Family
B.  Social Change G.  Bureaucracy
C.  Large Group Dynamics H.  Future Trends
D.  Formal Organizations   I.  Population
  E.  Urban Life

EXTRA TOPICS - MAY BE COVERED

Sex Roles, Death and Dying, Criminology, Adult Socialization, Youth Culture, Primate Social Behavior, Criminology, Social Movements, and Mass Media.

The following topics can be covered from the perspective of the individual and the social processes that create the individual: The Sociology of: Military, Medical, Industrial, Professions, Art, Language and Literature, Leisure, Economic Development, Knowledge, Regions, Rural Areas, Social Movements, Market Behavior.

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