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Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Sophia's Introduction to Sociology course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of sociology. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including sociological theory, cultural deviance, social interaction, diversity, stratification, education, technology, and health in modern society. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in sociology to everyday situations. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by American Sentinel University
  • 3 semester credits at American Sentinel University
  • American Sentinel University Equivalency: Behavioral and Social Sciences Elective or SOC135 Introduction to Sociology

Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Introduction to Sociology

Course Description
Sophia's Introduction to Sociology course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of sociology. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including sociological theory, cultural deviance, social interaction, diversity, stratification, education, technology, and health in modern society. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in sociology to everyday situations.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 15 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Identify foundational philosophies, theories, and methods in the field of sociology.
  • Apply principles of culture and deviance to real life scenarios.
  • Analyze social interaction and collective behavior in a real world context.
  • Identify and apply elements of diversity, stratification, and inequality in real life.
  • Analyze perspectives on elements of modern society.

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Deena G. on October 21, 2020
Good, thorough pretty easy course. My only issue is, that it wasn't all objective. Much information that should have been kept 'opinion' was stated as fact. The course has a very liberal viewpoint. It endorsed socialized medicine, kept raising sex/race based statistics without sources, provided 'examples' with completely made-up situations that aren't always accurate. For example, the course would say that African Americans are under privileged, then give an example of a single, African American mother living in the south side of …Chicago. like, of course that person wont have the same quality of life as a wealthy white L.A. family, but she also wont have the quality of life as a wealthy African American family! So the course was very stereotyped and liberal, which is fine I guess. maybe that's just what sociology is.
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by Sandra R. on October 21, 2020
I took me 3 weeks to finish. Felt pressured for having less time on the final Milestone. Should be 120 min long and not 90.
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by Rebecca D. on October 20, 2020
Loved this class and the platform! Thanks Sophia!
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by Carley D. on October 20, 2020
I loved this course!
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by Greer S. on October 20, 2020
Interesting class. I learned a lot!.
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by Desire P. on October 20, 2020
This course was extremely interesting and relevant to today's society. Highly recommend!
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by Lohren P. on October 19, 2020
A lot of reading. The longest course I've taken so far, but the concepts are very easy to understand. Passing the milestones are not difficult at all.
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by Justin F. on October 19, 2020
Great information!!!!

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    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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