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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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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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165 Student Reviews
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by Austin P. on August 14, 2018
The class can be completed quickly and is very informative
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by Sequoya M. on August 10, 2018
Learned a lot!
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by Victoria M. on July 28, 2018
Lots of information in a short period of time. Good course overall!
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by Karen B. on July 27, 2018
good class
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by Ryan D. on July 11, 2018
Very interesting and informative. A lot of the information was quite well known, but the courses added some depth to familiar topics. Was able to finish quite comfortably within a week.
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by Ronald L. on July 8, 2018
Introduction to Sociology was a fantastic course that was very relevant to society today. It was challenging, but really helped me gain a more sociological insight into the world around me. Highly recommend taking Intro to Psych before, will help with the concepts.
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by Lonnie L. on July 1, 2018
This course covers a lot of material and expects a lot of inference (i.e. based on what you read, which is the most correct). The instructors are not "bad" but they are certainly not at the level of any of the other courses I have taken here (this was my seventh). Difficult for me to listen to, not well rehearsed. So I read most lessons myself.
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by Nathan W. on June 29, 2018
A very enjoyable course, it makes sociology approachable, and used many very good historical and current event examples to illustrate some concepts. This is a subject that we all should know better, and should perhaps even be mandatory in high school curricula.

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