Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 101                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks and data-collection methods that sociologists use to analyze political trends, economic developments, and cultural changes in society. It investigates the many ways that a society may influence the attitudes and actions of individuals and entire groups. In particular, this course examines social institutions like families and school systems; social stratification in the form of racial and ethnic groups, privileged groups, and social classes; cultural norms such as gender roles; organizations like bureaucracies and corporations; and social processes such as discrimination, de-industrialization, globalization and militarization. Divisive issues and social problems (such as poverty and crime) that spark social conflicts, generate movements, and raise questions of social justice will be explored.

General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Social Sciences

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    02/25/2013                         End Date: