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College of Extended Learning

Social Interaction

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Sociology SOCI 3403 Three (3) credit hours

This course focuses on providing students with an understanding of a range of sociological concepts that are helpful in describing and analyzing social interaction in everyday life. Through a selection of readings, the focus will be on human lived experience. Following discussion of the origins of social interaction as a branch of social psychology, contingencies such as socialization, group phenomena, language, stigma, inequality, gender, aggression, etc., all of which impact social interaction, will be considered. An important focus of this course is on disjunctures in interaction brought about by issues of violence, race and racism, ageism, mental illness, and stigma.

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

Why take this course?

  • Social Interaction brings together diverse sociological concepts that may be learned in lower level courses in a way that ties them together with a particular focus.
  • The violence/abuse content of this course is sufficient that it will be considered an elective for the UNB Family Violence Certificate program.
  • Social Interaction provides students with particular knowledge about how inequalities of gender/sexuality, race, and age affect their daily interactions, as well as how issues such as stigma and labeling likewise influence communication.

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

  • 12 x Module Assignments - best 10 counted (10% each)

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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