Introductory Sociology

Course Code: SYG1000

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


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


Latresha Moore, Ed.D.

Travis Bradshaw, Ph.D.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Benokraitis, Nijole V. SOC6 Introduction to Sociology (Student Ed.-Text). 6th Ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2019. Print. ISBN: 9781337405218


Assignment/course outline:

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


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.

SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary social issues.

SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.

SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.

SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


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.
  • Formulate a well-developed oral presentation 

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



  • 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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