with CEU Certificate
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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.
1. Sociology Defined
2. Sociology’s Role in Public Health
3. Quantitative Versus Qualitative Studies
4. Important Terms within Society
5. Varying Forms of Social Perspectives
6. Primary Methodologies for Gathering Research
7. Survey Creation
10. Culture: Definition
11. Cultural Discussion
12. Three Theoretical Discussions
13. Social Development Theories
14. Development Debates
15. Socialization Process
16. Social Interaction and Class: Categories,
17. Types of Groups
19. Patterns of Interaction Among Racial and Ethnic Groups
20.Formation of a Group
21. Government through History
22. Government and Political Structures
23. Process or Urbanization
24. Effects of Urbanization in Population and The Environment
25. Population Growth Urban Sprawl
26. High Growth Areas
27. Steps to Counteracting Globalization
28. Social Conformity Issues
30. Labeling Theory
31. Strain Theory
32. Differential Association
34. Conflict Theory
35. Crime Statistics and Racial Inequalities
36. Rehabilitation Recidivism
37. Social Classes
38. Social Mobility
41. Race and Ethnicity
42. Minority Groups
43. Marriage/Family Dynamic
44. Money, Economy, and Social Relevance
45. The New Millennium and Mass Media
46. Censorship and freedom of Speech
47. Religion versus Spirituality
48. Environmental health
49. Social Movements
Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Sociology
- Lesson 2: Developing a Sociological Perspective
- Lesson 3: Sociological Research
- Lesson 4: Culture
- Lesson 5: Socialization and the Life Cycle
- Lesson 6: Social Interaction
- Lesson 7: Groups and Organizations
- Lesson 8: Governments, Political Power, and War
- Lesson 9: Urbanization and Population
- Lesson 10: Deviance, Crime, and Social Conformity
- Lesson 11: Stratification, Class, and Inequality
- Lesson 12: Gender and Age Inequality: Sexism and Ageism
- Lesson 13: Race and Ethnic Inequality
- Lesson 14: Marriage and the Family
- Lesson 15: Work and Economic Life
- Lesson 16: Mass Media and Education
- Lesson 17: Religion and Education
- Lesson 18: Health and the Environment
- Lesson 19: Social Change and Social Movements
- 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, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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