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 Course Title:   Culture and Society

 Title Abbreviation:   SOCIOLOGY 114

 Department:    SOC

 Course #:    114

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

This 3-credit course covers the basic building blocks of sociology, including communication, social structure, status, roles, norms, institutions, and culture. In addition, stratification, deviance and social control issues will be explored and discussed through group work and written exercises.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
EWU
U of W soc 110
WSU soc 101

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. The primary objective is for students to be able to describe and understand the basic building blocks, methods, and perspectives in sociology and to apply them to various societal phenomenon. The student will:
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply sociological perspectives to various social problems and issues (class, race, deviance).
  3. Understand the basic technical language the sociologist employs to describe various aspects of the social system.
  4. Increase awareness of the complex connections between the individual, society, and culture.
  5. Develop a sensitivity to diversity and help forge an explanatory framework for understanding human interactions and social forces.
  6. Develop critical thinking skills regarding culture and society.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Discussion of social issues and the utilization of sociological perspectives will help develop critical thinking and writing skills.
  2. Classroom discussion of articles, videos, everyday events, and sociologically relevant data can help develop a sensitivity to diversity as well as an understanding of the complexity of social forces and human interactions.
  3. Formal and informal (e.g., in-class inkshedding) written assignments will help students explore connections between the structural and individual levels of culture.