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College of Extended Learning

Sociological Perspectives

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Sociology SOCI 1503 Three (3) credit hours

This course introduces the basic concepts, theories, perspectives, and approaches of sociology and their application to the study of society and the relationship between the individual and society. Specific topics used to illustrate these sociological perspectives will include some combination of issues concerning socialization, sex and gender, family, community, population and aging, urban life, religion, race and ethnicity, work and occupations, inequality, education, environment, globalization, politics and social movements, technology and social change.

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Fisher-Townsend (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • Provides students with an introduction to numerous topics of interest to sociology such as gender, politics and government, social stratification, race and ethnicity, etc.
  • Students gain an opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a library-based research project.
  • Gives students with useful tools for recognizing and analyzing important social concepts through a different viewing lens.
  • Afterward, students will be able to select sociological topics of particular interest to them for further study.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 4 x Quizzes (10% each)
  • 1 x Introduction to Sociological Research (20%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated, 40%)

The final exam for this course will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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