SOCI111 - Introduction to Sociology

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI111 Course ID: 3733 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Introduction to Sociology introduces students to the sociological investigation of human interaction and behavior in society. Students will become familiar with the sociological perspective and develop a ‘sociological imagination’ – the ability to see the general in the particular, the new in the familiar, and to observe the impact social forces have on our lives. The course explores environmental, historical, cultural, and organizational influences on our interpersonal relationships and life-patterns within the context of contemporary society. Students will learn how to use sociological concepts, theory and research to think critically about individuals, groups, institutions, and societies in any given situation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023 01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024 January Winter 2024 Session B 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session
09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024 03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024 March Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Students completing this course will:
CO1: Apply a sociological perspective to the social world
CO2: Describe culture and socialization
CO3: Recognize and define social structure and social interaction
CO4: Describe the major research methods used in sociological research
CO5: Explain the differences between societies and social networks
CO6: Identify and describe bureaucracies and formal organizations
CO7: Describe deviance and social control from a sociological perspective
CO8: Describe global stratification
CO9: Explain social class in the United States
CO10: Describe sex and gender, race and ethnicity, and the elderly in the United States as well as how prejudice and discrimination impacts certain groups of people in society
CO11: Interpret the United States economy and politics
CO12: Describe the family, education, and religion from a sociological perspective
CO13: Discuss the sociological study of health and medicine in society
CO14: Explain collective behavior, social movements, and social change


Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.

This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.