Online Class: Sociology 101

This course examines the sociological perspectives, sociological research, cultural debates, the process of socialization, groups and organizations, crime and deviance, stratification, inequality and discrimination that effects ageism and gender, race and ethnicity, issues involving the economy, different forms of government, marriage, religion, health and environment safety, urbanization, and social movements.

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Course Description

Sociology 101: Unlocking the Sociological Imagination

Dive into the intriguing world of sociology, where we unpack society's intricate web of connections, conflicts, and constructs. Whether you're a budding sociologist or a curious mind looking to better understand the social intricacies around you, "Sociology 101" stands ready to offer you a robust and comprehensive guide to the subject.

Course Overview:

Deepen your knowledge with nineteen meticulously curated lessons, each designed to illuminate distinct facets of sociological thought. Drawing from both classical and contemporary perspectives, this course invites students to link age-old theories with current research. Beyond the theoretical, we will explore practical topics that shape our daily lives and inform societal structures. The goal? Cultivate a genuine sociological imagination—one that empowers you to critically analyze yourself, your immediate society, and the broader world.

Do These Questions Resonate?

  • Ever pondered the true essence of 'culture'?
  • Curious about the forces that shape our beliefs and behaviors?
  • Contemplated the societal underpinnings of discrimination—be it based on age, gender, race, or ethnicity?
  • Passionate about debates surrounding freedom of speech, environmental conservation, or the intersections of religion and modern life?

If even one of these inquiries sparks your interest, then this course promises a rich learning experience tailored for you.

Course Requirements:

Each lesson is sequential, ensuring a structured learning experience. A student must complete each lesson in full before proceeding to the subsequent lesson. With each lesson, students will encounter a review quiz and an assignment designed to reinforce learned concepts. A successful course completion requires a cumulative score of 70% or above.

Flexible Learning, Anytime, Anywhere:

One of the prime benefits of this course is its adaptability to your routine. With no stringent timings for lectures and multiple communication channels available, students can engage with the course material and the instructor at their convenience.

Join Us Today:

With 24/7 open enrollment, there's no need to delay your sociological journey. Register today, immerse yourself in the captivating world of sociology, and emerge with a sharpened understanding of the social structures that shape us.

Course Motivation

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Sociology

Topics will include an introduction, terminology, and the importance of sociology in public health. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introductions
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Developing a Sociological Perspective

Topics will include the different sociological perspectives, how each is defined, and how they interact. Additional lesson topics: Three Major Perspectives in Sociology; Sociological Perspectives 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Sociological Research

Topics will include methodologies, reliability, and validity of research to achieve results. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Survey Participation
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Culture

Topics will focus on the importance of culture and debates in research. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Socialization and the Life Cycle

Topics will focus on the environmental, genetics, and social experiences in socialization. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Social Interaction

Topics will focus on the day-to-day contact with other individuals, including physical, verbal, and observational interactions. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Groups and Organizations

Topics will focus on the elements of interaction among individuals with similar characteristics. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Group Affiliation
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Governments, Political Power, and War

Topics will focus on the importance of politics in societies. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Urbanization and Population

Topics will focus on the effects of environment on lifestyles and development. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Deviance, Crime, and Social Conformity

Topics will focus on societies' "norm" in acceptable behavior. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Writing Etiquette
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Stratification, Class, and Inequality

Topics will focus on how disparities in wealth and education divide individuals into social classes. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Gender and Age Inequality: Sexism and Ageism

Topics will focus on the effect of gender and age in determining social and cultural roles and opportunities. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Ageism?
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Race and Ethnic Inequality

Topics will focus on discriminatory behavior against racial and ethnic groups. Additional lesson topics: The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Marriage and the Family

Topics will include the changing definition of marriage and the Healthy Marriage Initiative. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Work and Economic Life

This lesson will explore economic life during the industrial age, during the information age, and during the period when economic growth seeks globalization. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Mass Media and Education

This lesson will focus on freedom of speech or censorship and how the mass media is a concern for parents safeguarding children's viewing. 4 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Religion and Education

Topics will focus on the role of religion in public education. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Health and the Environment

Topics will focus on how public health and the environment are intertwined. 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Do you feel protected?
  • Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam

Lesson 19: Social Change and Social Movements

Topics will focus on cultural changes in attitudes and behaviors caused by different social movements. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 19 Exam

Final Exam

Final exam 75 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Final Survey; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define sociology.
  • Describe developing a sociological perspective, sociological research, and culture.
  • Describe socialization and the life cycle.
  • Describe social interaction.
  • Describe groups and organizations.
  • Describe governments, political power, and war.
  • Describe urbanization and population.
  • Describe deviance, crime, and social conformity.
  • Describe stratification, class, and inequality.
  • Describe gender, age, race, and ethnic inequality.
  • Describe marriage and the family.
  • Describe work and economic life.
  • Describe mass media and education.
  • Describe religion and education.
  • Describe health and the environment.
  • Describe social change and social movements.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Sociology 101
Course Number: 33335
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,894 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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