SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology • 5 Cr.


What makes you, you? Are you free to choose your own destiny, or does society determine your path? Explore how our different identities impact our everyday lived experiences and develop useful ways to think about the world around you. Themes include power dynamics, culture, identities, deviance, stereotyping, and/or the social construction of knowledge.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically examine the social landscape in which you live and how life experiences differ according to race, class, gender and sexuality.
  • Identify the ways in which cultural and social institutions shape the everyday experiences of individuals, groups and communities.
  • Describe fundamental sociological concepts, theories, and theorists, and apply them to real-life situations.