Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

SOC 101: Principles of Sociology

General Information

  • Name: Principles of Sociology
  • Discipline: Sociology (SOC)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Explains sociological principles underlying the development, structure, and function of culture, society, human groups, personality formation and social change.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Gain factual knowledge and transfer sociological insights into everyday experience.
  • Learn terminology and apply to his/her life relations, in the family, at work, at school, and elsewhere.
  • Possess a sociological insight to human behavior.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

General Education Program Outcomes

Students in SOC 101 are expected to show that they are making progress toward meeting five of the General Education Requirement Student Learning Objectives below by demonstrating that they:

  • Have college level reading, writing, and oral communications skills.
  • Are able to understand and apply the methods of science.
  • Can comprehend and apply the basic social science principles.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in social psychology.


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