Introductory Sociology

Course Code: SYG1000

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2022-23


Course Description:
A general study of institutional development, social determinants, social process, and cultural growth. The aim of the course is to help the student understand how our present society evolved, how it functions, and how it is developing. Considerable time is devoted to the study of social problems of today and to the application of the sociological principles involved. The course is designed to serve as an introduction to other courses in the field.

Course Details


Travis Bradshaw, Ph.D.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Benokraitis, Nijole V. SOC6 Introduction to Sociology (Student Ed.-Text). 6th Ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2019.

ISBN: 9781337405218 (print) OR ISBN: 9781337671800 (eBook)


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Show how contemporary sociology involves developing a sociological imagination, a global perspective, and social change.
  • Identify the steps of the research process in social science.
  • Apply basic concepts and theories sociologist use to understand contemporary sociology.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2

SS-1, SS-2


Tests, Quizzes, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Reports



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all assigned material, including text and articles in preparation for tests.
  • Study notes for lectures, presentations and videos in preparation for tests.
  • Turn in all writing assignments.
  • Identify and explain concepts in writing assignments.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions.
    Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.


  • Thinking like a Sociologist
  • Examining Our Social World
  • Culture
  • Socialization
  • Social Interaction in Everyday Life
  • Groups and Organizations
  • Deviance, Crime and Social Control
  • Social Stratification: United States and Global
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • The Economy and Politics
  • Families and Aging
  • Education and Religion
  • Health and Medicine
  • Population, Urbanization and the Environment
  • Social Change: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Technology 


College-wide policies and resources

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