Introduction to Sociology (SOC101) Course Details

Course Name: Introduction to Sociology
Code: SOC101
Pre-requisite Course(s): None
Objective: This course is designed to provide students with a sound sociological perspective and to help them develop a critical consciousness to view, understand, and interpret society and their place in it. The fundamental aim is to ignite our imaginations to see and evaluate ourselves and society in a humanly way, by connecting the micro and macro structures and relations, because sociological explanations have played an important role in understanding and misunderstanding social reality. In this course, we will explore the kinds of issues, problems and questions that have traditionally caught the interest of sociologists. We will explore how we collectively create society, and how we play a role in shaping, sustaining and changing society.
Content: Situating sociology in social science and in our life, basic nature and scope of sociology; sociological explanations: Theories, Social Change, Method in Sociological Inquiry;Socialization and social interaction; Social Structure and Social institutions; Groups; Family;Political, religious and educational institutions;Social Stratification and Social Class; Inequality; poverty;Social identity: Race and Ethnicity and Gender;Social control
Term: Autumn
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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