Introductory Sociology   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]
   

SYG 2000 - Introductory Sociology


This course introduces students to sociology, the scientific study of societies and the groups that make up societies, as well as the social context of human behavior. The course examines core sociological concepts and research strategies, including surveys, experimentation, ethnography and analysis of existing data. Substantively, students are introduced to topics such as culture, socialization, groups and group dynamics, crime and deviance, social class and stratification of wealth, race, gender and age in a global context, work and the economy, health and medicine, education, marriage and family, religion, politics and government, urbanization, globalization and demography. (CBE)
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on reading and writing placement tests. (placement into ENC 1101).
Degrees Offered: A.A., A.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 3.