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Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Course Duration

September 5 through December 13, 2024

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Social Studies

APPROXIMATE TEXT/RESOURCES COST: $0 (Resources provided)


Sociology touches on the essential concepts of sociology with an emphasis on contemporary American social themes. The main units of study are cultural analysis, family dynamics, gender studies, racial and ethnic inequality, socioeconomic stratification, and crime and deviance. The course requires students to perform scholarly research, prepare and perform numerous presentations, engage in class dialogues, and process information through various writing exercises. The sociology classroom demands academic determination and a desire to engage in-class discussion. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that is optional for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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