NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
SOC 201 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY I (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Microsociology: A general introduction to sociology which focuses on the individual and the social processes that create the individual. A basic definition of sociology presented in defense of the science, in definition of the methodology and as a portrait of the art. To be taken with Sociology 202 - Macrosociology: An introduction to Sociology focusing on the formal organization and social institutions of society. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

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

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

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.  Introduction to the Discipline I.  Social Organization
B.  Culture J.  Family
C.  Group Dynamics K. Ethnic Relations
D.  Social Institutions L.  Collective Behavior
E.  Stratification M. Prejudice and Ideology
F.  Socialization N.  Demography
F.  Deviant Behavior O.  Ethnic Relations
  G.  Communities
H.  Social Class

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 Sociology of: Military, Medical, Industrial, Professions, Art, Language and Literature, Leisure, Economic Development, Knowledge, Regions, Rural Areas, Social Movements, Market Behavior, Sex Roles, Death and Dying, Criminology, Adult Socialization, Youth Culture, Primate Social Behavior, Social Psychology, Social Movements, and Mass Media.

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