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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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Description

Introduction to Sociology

Course Description
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.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 15 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • 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.

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

by Chris B. on March 6, 2021
Very informative and i really like how i can set my own pace.
by Donna H. on March 6, 2021
This course was easy to follow and absorb the material.
by Jennifer A. on March 6, 2021
Pros: The way this content is set up is super. Short bites for easy learning. It makes going through it and comprehending it a snap. Much of it is common knowledge, as well, which made it easy. Cons: There is so much content! I took Ancient Philosophers before I took this course, and there was one section. This one had five sections. It felt like a marathon. I'm so glad I'm done.
by Taylor J. on March 5, 2021
Great course to take after taking Intro to Psych. This course took me about 4 days to finish while working full time.
by Shawna G. on March 5, 2021
The course is set up in a very understandable way. Good class
by Elizabeth L. on March 5, 2021
I have loved learning about all of the different yet interrelated aspects of sociology and have already started using some of the lessons in my daily life. Thank you so much!
by Sire M. on March 5, 2021
This course was very helpful and gave great insight to the deeper levels of Sociology. It was a great refresher and I learnt new things. Thanks Sophia as well as Zach Lamb. Your tutorials were very helpful.
by Lucia R. on March 4, 2021
I loved this course. Very informative and easy to follow.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.