Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

This comprehensive course provides an up-to-date presentation of the essentials of sociological study. Students will learn a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives which will encourage links between theories and current research. With the addition of numerous net links, thoughtful exercises and examples, and review quizzes--this course will help students develop a sociological imagination.  This is an ideal environment in which to examine ourselves, study our own society, as well as study our neighbors.
 
Topics covered will examine 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. This course is an excellent resource for any age student pursuing aspects of this study or the non-academic hobbyists and life-long learners.
  • 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
 

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.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introductions 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 6 points
Lesson 2 Exam 9 points
Lesson 3 Exam 8 points
Lesson 4 Exam 5 points
Opinion: Early Life Experience vs. Later Life Experiences 7 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
Lesson 6 Exam 8 points
Lesson 7 Exam 7 points
Examples of Governments and Political Structures 7 points
Lesson 8 Exam 7 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 8 points
Lesson 11 Exam 8 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
Opinion: Types of Discrimination 7 points
Lesson 13 Exam 10 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Opinion: Working Today 7 points
Lesson 15 Exam 8 points
Lesson 16 Exam 4 points
Religion vs. Spirituality 7 points
Lesson 17 Exam 7 points
Lesson 18 Exam 6 points
Lesson 19 Exam 9 points
Final Exam 75 points
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