SOC 100: Survey of General Sociology

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

In this course, we use sociological theory to analyze a broad range of topics, including the production of knowledge, culture and history, socialization, identity, social relationships, deviance and crime, social institutions, globalization, class and inequality, racism, sexism, and change. The goal of this course is to introduce students to sociological perspectives, concepts, and analytical tools that may be applied to the contemporary world. As an introductory course, students will practice applying sociological thinking through media and short writing assignments.


Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Social Sciences — DS
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Critically analyze the information on the social world received from the media, as well as new media and social media technologies found on the medium of the Internet.
  2. Analyze how the sociological imagination extends beyond national borders and how social issues have global implications.
  3. Demonstrate an inquiry of individual and group contributions to making, maintaining, and changing society.
  4. Identify and apply the three major theoretical perspectives to a variety of social circumstances beyond personal experiences.
  5. Apply the main theoretical perspectives within sociology to your understanding of social reality.