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Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Sophia's Introduction to Sociology course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of sociology. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including sociological theory, cultural deviance, social interaction, diversity, stratification, education, technology, and health in modern society. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in sociology to everyday situations. Full Description

3 semester credits

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  • Category: Social Science

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This Sociology Course uses problem­-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real­-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Introduction to Sociology Course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of sociology. In this Course, you will learn a variety of topics, including sociological theory, cultural deviance, social interaction, diversity, stratification, education, technology, and health in modern society. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in sociology to everyday situations.

In Sophia's Introduction to Sociology Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 15 Challenge assessments and 5 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify foundational philosophies, theories, and methods in the field of sociology.
  • Apply principles of culture and deviance to real life scenarios.
  • Analyze social interaction and collective behavior in a real world context.
  • Identify and apply elements of diversity, stratification, and inequality in real life.
  • Analyze perspectives on elements of modern society.

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by Theresa B. on February 13, 2019
Had Paul Hannon as favorite Sophia instructor. Would take another course from this instructor. Covered a huge amount of content in the 5 sections of coursework. Really awesome course!
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by Adam M. on February 9, 2019
This course was very informative. The instructor I used for the videos was not irritating and got information across in an efficient manner. I started the course at 3:30 on Friday and finished the next day, Saturday, at 2:21.
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by Jo'Zeen E. on January 30, 2019
Did not enjoy thus course, way to much for 3 credits.
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by Cindy R. on January 26, 2019
I enjoyed the course study
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by Helen S. on January 21, 2019
This is a good class and I do recommend, but there is some bias, which was disappointing to me. Other than that, it was great. Thank you.
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by Isabella A. on January 8, 2019
Awesome course!! I completed this in one day of solid work.
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by Graham M. on January 6, 2019
This is a great course. It is fairly easy to follow, but all of the historical names get to be difficult to remember. The similarities of the terminology becomes a daunting task for separating to find the MOST correct answer. But overall it is a great course.
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by Briana C. on January 6, 2019
Quick and simple to follow.

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