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Course Description:

This introductory course explores how humans construct and interact with the social, political, economic, and cultural components of society. Students learn foundational sociological theories and then apply a sociological perspective to contemporary issues. Topics include: class, race, ethnicity, gender, socialization, groups, deviance, family, media, culture, and globalization. This course is designed for students who are interested in examining the many ways that sociology matters regardless of a person’s chosen field of occupation or social position.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

NOTE: This course was previously offered Exploring Society. Students who have taken 282124 should not take Exploring Society: A Sociological Perspective.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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