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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

This course studies the factors that determine social organization, social injustice, behavior and change as they are considered in relation to the individual student's own life and society. Study is concentrated on social intervention, culture, social class, national and global inequality, institutions and socialization. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Apply the sociological perspective to their own lives. Further personal development through knowledge and in the socialization process. Describe the impact of the five major social institutions on society and themselves. Assess present and possible future effects of social change on their culture's and values. Depict the effects of living in a modern complex society. Use the three major sociological theoretical perspectives to analyze a major concept within sociology. Describe the systematic ways that oppression and privilege are built into and perpetuated by social institutions. Describe the various ways in which global interdependence impacts the social, economic and political society. College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU)
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or REA 075 or test scores or Coreq: ENG099