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2021-2022 Academic Catalog (Revised Spring 2022) 
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SOC1011 Introduction to Sociology

This course introduces students to the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies. Students learn and apply the concepts commonly used by sociologists in framing their understanding of institutions, cultures, networks, organizations, and social relations in general. Students acquire the conceptual tools that enable them to give social context to individual human behavior. Major topics include sociological theory and methods; culture and society; stratification, class and inequality; gender inequality; ethnicity and race; families; education; religion; and political and economic life. In addition, these topics are all presented within the broader context of globalization. Class activities and discussions will regularly be supplemented with short film clips selected from award-winning documentaries. Credits: 3.000