SOC 131 Principles of Sociology in Global Perspective

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the discipline of sociology by exploring the impact of social forces on everyday life. Students consider how the sociological perspective yields insights about inequality, the importance of culture, the nature of social institutions, and the impact of social construction. By applying these sociological insights, students gain a stronger appreciation for diversity and local-to-global connections and sharpen their critical thinking skills. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: GP, SS-1. (3)