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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

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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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46 Student Reviews
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by Michael G. on April 30, 2016
excellent user friendly and easy to understand course. covered key concepts in a way that it could relate to real world.
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by George K. on April 29, 2016
straight forward course.
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by Carly G. on April 28, 2016
zack is awesome.
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by Anthony G. on April 26, 2016
Loved this course!
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by Ash C. on April 26, 2016
Excellent course! I love the Sophia learning platform. I found the study materials helpful and resourceful. I learned a lot from this course. I am looking forward to my next course.
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by Margaret L. on April 22, 2016
Lessons were easy to understand and the material covered everything need for the tests.
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by Rina R. on April 18, 2016
Zach Lamb is an excellent instructor. The course content was easy to follow and the organization of the challenges made it easy to learn and retain the information. 5 Stars.
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by Christie H. on April 18, 2016
This course was easy to follow and very clear in the information. I feel like I came away with a firm understanding of the topic.

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