SOCI2100 Introduction to Sociology

Sociology is the systematic study of the relationship between the individual and their society. In this course students will be introduced to sociological concepts and theories that explain the impact of culture, social structures, and institutions on individuals, and the impact of individuals on their social world.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommended

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify key concepts of sociology
Differentiate sociological theories
Differentiate research methods used in sociology
Identify the causes and consequences of social inequalities
Apply a sociological perspective to social issues
Apply key concepts to real world examples
Analyze real world examples using sociological theories
Compare and contrast cultural practices between social groups
Compare and contrast social structures and institutions

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details



MnTC Goal Areas:

2 & 5