SOC 1000 - Sociological Principles
This course provides an introduction to sociology, as a survey of the discipline and as a foundation for other sociology courses. Major areas of interest range from small groups, family systems, government bureaucracies, and social movements. Significant theoretical perspectives, central concepts, as well as major contributions to the field are introduced. The research constructions, scientific and social science methodology are explored and compared to the influences of other disciplines on sociology. Though much attention is given to contemporary American society, comparative and historical material within a global context is also included.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Comments: This course also satisfies the Human Culture requirement at UW.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of SOC 1000 Sociological Principles the student will:
- Analyze and compare the major theoretical perspectives in the discipline of sociology, including symbolic interactionist perspective, the functionalist perspective, and the conflict perspective.
- List and relate the major contributions of theorists and researchers who have been significant in the development of the discipline of sociology.
- Describe the major methods of research used in the discipline of sociology.
- Explain how the social, political and physical environment influences human interaction and the discipline of sociology.
- Identify how the influence of other disciplines, including philosophy and psychology has contributed to the evolution of sociology.
- Analyze the central sociological concepts and historical trends from a cultural and global perspective.
Social Science AA
PO#1 Apply basic research methods in sociology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
PO#2 Explore sociocultural diversity on local, national and international levels.
PO#4 Summarize the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and historical trends in sociology.
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