Course Descriptions

SOC205 :  General Sociology: Social Institutions

The basic findings of sociology concerning social institutions and factors of social change are examined in this course. Particular focus is placed on transformations in institutions such as the family, economy, politics, and education resulting from global capitalism, rationalization and technological change. Students engage in community work and analyze the meaning of community in contemporary U.S. society. Students develop critical thinking skills in analyzing reports of human behavior using statistics. The relationship between the individual and large-scale organization of institutions is explored.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
This course contains an optional service-learning component. If you choose this option, you will volunteer at an instructor-approved non profit agency as part of the course. Volunteer placement assistance will be provided.

Credit Hours: 3
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