Sociology explores the development, dynamics, and structure of societies and society’s connections to human behavior. The field also examines the ways in which groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious) affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities. In this course, students learn about the concepts and tools used to understand individuality, social structure, inequality, family structure, education, economics, politics, and social change.
The science behind sociology
Personality, diversity, gender, and culture
Social norms, deviance, and sanctions
Life stages and aging
Societal growth, organization, and social class
Socialization in groups
Social movements Marriage and the family
The function of education
Important theorists and theories
Race, ethnicity, and equality
Social organization, political systems, and economic growth
Explain the development of sociology and how it affects the development of a person’s life.
Identify how patterns of knowledge and thought are influenced by social, political, and economic structures.
Explain how race, class, gender, and age can impact development in American society. Course Goals
Explain how culture and social structures can affect families and education.
Compare the different economic and political systems of the world and assess their impact on society.
Compare the different theories and rates of social change.