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Introduction to Sociology
INTRO TO SOC
CLASS CODE: SOC 111H CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Social Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the social and cultural foundations of human life. Its basic concepts enable the students to appreciate the degree to which they and others are molded and shaped by society, and to understand the complexity of the social forces in their environment.
DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the social and cultural foundations of human life. It's basic concepts enable the student to appreciate the degree to which he/she and others are molded and shaped by society and to understand the complexity of the social forces in the environment.
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OBJECTIVES: Learn sociological theory - the field of Sociology.

Become familiar with sociological terms and concepts.

Become acquainted with the social/cultural forces that mold individuals within society.

To gain a desire to study "society" more critically, and see how you are affected by the society in which you live.
REQUIREMENTS: There will be exams, quizzes and an 8-10 page paper on sociological theory will be required. A reading list will be provided with references from which you can extract information about theories to write on. You will be expected to briefly state the theoretical premise(e.g. explain the theroy) and then use an example to apply the theory. The paper should have a cover page, be concise and readable, be appropriately documented and show you understand the theory. The paper will require out of class reading time in addition to your text material. There may also be some (brief) homework-type discussion papers due on particular chapters. These papers will be used to participate in class discussion and to emphasize terms or concepts covered in class. These will be pass/fail in nature. Attendance: Please plan on being here for class discussions and participation. These variables (attendance, discussion, participation) will be part of the grade you earn for the course.
PREREQUISITES: You must have a 3.5 or higher accumulative GPA to take an Honor's course.
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