Liberal Arts > Sociology

General Information


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 and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:

  1. Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas in sociology. (GenEd 1)
  2. Write quality essays and assignments. (GenEd 2)
  3. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete assignments and papers. (GenEd 4)
  4. Describe explain, or apply selected concepts and principles from approaches and perspectives in sociology. (GenEd 6)

III. Topics

  1. Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method.
  2. Culture.
  3. Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age.
  4. Social Interaction in Everyday Life.
  5. Groups and Organization.
  6. Sexuality and Society.
  7. Deviance.
  8. Social Stratification.
  9. Global Stratification.
  10. Gender Stratification.
  11. Race and Ethnicity.
  12. Economic and Politics.
  13. Family and Religion.
  14. Education, Health, and Medicine.
  15. Population, Urbanization, and Environment.
  16. Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies.

Scheduled SOC-101 classes:

Fall 2019