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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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61 Student Reviews
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by Christine M. on June 23, 2016
I liked it
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by Ariel B. on June 20, 2016
it was difficult definitely have to put all attention and effort into it but very satisfying once you pass!
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by Curtis G. on June 18, 2016
GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!
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by Blanca H. on June 14, 2016
Loved the different choices in instructors. This made it so much easier to learn in a way that fits with my abilities.
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by Juan D. on May 30, 2016
It was a very interesting course, unfortunately I was not all there with my studies, too many things going on in my family, I'm just very thankful I scraped thru this course.
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by Kris B. on May 29, 2016
It was very interesting, but quite a lot of information.
Sophia replied on May 30, 2016

Hi Kris -- nice job completing the course! Yes, this is a college level course with the content and rigor you should expect. Congratulations on your completion and we hope to see you again in a future course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Liliet C. on May 25, 2016
I like Sophia courses, this is my second course I take with them. I love that it is self pace and love the way in which the challenges are set. I also feel like I learn as much as in in classroom classes
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by Katie T. on May 23, 2016
it was hard to remember all the terms.
Sophia replied on May 24, 2016

Hi Katie Congratulations on your successful course completion. Remember that notes and course tutorials are allowed as resources on the summative assessments in the course. That can help you with remembering key terms and definitions you need to know in this course. We hope to see you back in a future course!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach

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