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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: SOCI 111
Course Title: General Sociology
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Introductory study of small and large scale human social interaction and social organizations. G.E. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

You May Ask Yourself
By Conley, Dalton (Norton)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the significant theoretical perspectives within sociology: functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, and feminist sociology.
  2. Explain the significant research methodologies within the discipline.
  3. Describe the process of socialization
  4. Describe the sociological imagination
  5. Explain crime, deviance, and social inequalities along the lines of race, gender, class, and sexuality
  6. Explain the role of major social institutions
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • The sociological imagination
  • Major theoretical perspectives and classical social theorists
  • Research methods
  • Culture and socialization
  • The economy and the state
  • Groups, networks
  • Social stratification: race, class, gender, sexuality, age
  • Deviance, crime and social control
  • Major social institutions: the family, education, religion, mass media, medicine
  • Global issues: globalization, science, the environment.
  • Social change and social movements
Culminating Experience Statement:

Material from this course may be tested on the Major Field Test (MFT) administered during the Culminating Experience course for the degree. 
During this course the ETS Proficiency Profile may be administered.  This 40-minute standardized test measures learning in general education courses.  The results of the tests are used by faculty to improve the general education curriculum at the College.


Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Ahoo Tabatabai Date: September 24, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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