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Dive into the theory behind how we interact and form relationships with Sophia’s Introduction to Sociology online course. Take what you learn and apply it toward your college degree.

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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 and 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

<p>At the end of the course you'll be able to:</p><ul><li>Identify foundational philosophies, theories, and methods in the field of sociology.</li><li>Apply principles of culture and deviance to real life scenarios.</li><li>Analyze social interaction and collective behavior in a real world context.</li><li>Identify and apply elements of diversity, stratification, and inequality in real life.</li><li>Analyze perspectives on elements of modern society.</li></ul>

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The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

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