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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 sukhmander B. on November 26, 2018
I feel like some milestones were not even related to study guide material (Tutorials)
Sophia replied on November 26, 2018

Hi Sukhmander, Thanks for your feedback. Questions in the summative Milestones are based on concepts taught in that unit's tutorials. Questions often require critical thinking to connect the concepts to the scenario described in the question. The Milestone is an open book test, so students can always consult the related tutorial(s) to ensure the answer makes sense before submitting the test for grading. We hope to see you in a future Sophia course. Thank you

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by David B. on November 9, 2018
Great course! Very informative...
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by Jordan B. on November 7, 2018
This course was awesome. Zach Lamb (instructor) did an incredible job explaining theories, concepts and terms in a live, interactive way that the other instructors didn't. I learned a lot. Fun and interesting.
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by jarelys q. on October 20, 2018
Excellent class!
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by Denise D. on October 18, 2018
Interesting course. The final milestone was difficult. You have to put a lot of thought into the questions as they were very different than the regular milestone questions. Thankfully, I only missed four questions. On to the next class!!
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by Josy L. on October 11, 2018
Thanks to all professors at Sophia.
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by Calvin B. on October 6, 2018
Love the information provided and the ease of use in the course.
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by eric w. on October 6, 2018
Informative. Information in each challenge is fully covered. I suggest reading the material then answering the questions. Very good course to take for any degree.

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