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


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.
  • Lesson 2: Developing a Sociological Perspective

    Topics will include the different sociological perspectives, how each is defined, and how they interact.
  • Lesson 3: Sociological Research

    Topics will include methodologies, reliability, and validity of research to achieve results.
  • Lesson 4: Culture

    Topics will focus on the importance of culture and debates in research.
  • Lesson 5: Socialization and the Life Cycle

    Topics will focus on the environmental, genetics, and social experiences in socialization.
  • Lesson 6: Social Interaction

    Topics will focus on the day-to-day contact with other individuals, including physical, verbal, and observational interactions.
  • Lesson 7: Groups and Organizations

    Topics will focus on the elements of interaction among individuals with similar characteristics.
  • Lesson 8: Governments, Political Power, and War

    Topics will focus on the importance of politics in societies.
  • Lesson 9: Urbanization and Population

    Topics will focus on the effects of environment on lifestyles and development.
  • Lesson 10: Deviance, Crime, and Social Conformity

    Topics will focus on societies' "norm" in acceptable behavior.
  • Lesson 11: Stratification, Class, and Inequality

    Topics will focus on how disparities in wealth and education divide individuals into social classes.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 13: Race and Ethnic Inequality

    Topics will focus on discriminatory behavior against racial and ethnic groups.
  • Lesson 14: Marriage and the Family

    Topics will include the changing definition of marriage and the Healthy Marriage Initiative.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 17: Religion and Education

    Topics will focus on the role of religion in public education.
  • Lesson 18: Health and the Environment

    Topics will focus on how public health and the environment are intertwined.
  • Lesson 19: Social Change and Social Movements

    Topics will focus on cultural changes in attitudes and behaviors caused by different social movements.
  • Final Exam

    Final exam

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.

Additional Course Information

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  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
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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

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