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SOC 111H - Introduction to Sociology - Honors

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.

This course meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement. This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Learn sociological principles and perspectives as a way of understanding everyday social life. Study meanings and functions of various roles in historical and contemporary societies. Evaluate causes, consequences and comparisons of social hierarchies.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for Honors Courses and ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Crosslisted: Also offered as SOC 111 ; credit is not given for both SOC 111H and SOC 111 .

Note: Complete and present an honors capstone research project that extends beyond the classroom.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Apply a sociological scientific approach to understanding human social behavior
    • Distinguish between sociological and other social and natural science perspectives
    • Identify the fundamental theoretical perspectives in sociology
    • Apply the fundamental sociological perspectives to daily social life
  • Evaluate the methodology, results and conclusions of social research
    • Describe quantitative and qualitative research designs and strategies
    • Evaluate the quantitative and qualitative research designs in the analysis of daily social life
    • Demonstrate the fundamental quantitative and qualitative analysis strategies
  • Explain the organization of society, and the interrelationship of its institutions and social groups
    • Determine the nature of social organization and groups at all levels
    • Compare similarities and differences among human social institutions
    • Apply social organization and groups to the understanding of human interaction
    • Characterize social policy issues related to social interactions
  • Recognize the issues of diversity arising in a complex society
    • Recognize the sociological approach to diversity in human societies
    • Identify similarities and differences among diverse human cultures and subculture
    • Utilize the recognition of social diversity in the understanding of human interaction
  • Apply sociological principles and skills to one’s own experience for logical, rational problem solving
    • Employ the sociological perspective to investigate daily life
    • Integrate and apply sociological perspectives and skills into daily life
    • Comprehend the added value of using the sociological perspective in conjunction with other life views for solving problems
  • Apply sociological principles to understanding how society changes
    • Employ the sociological theoretical perspectives to understand social change
    • Use the sociological perspective to conceive future societies
    • Explore self-generated possible future societies and social situations by using sociological tools
    • Compare human society in the past, present, and future
    • Recognize the differences between individual change and social change
    • Indicate the impact of social change to human interaction
  • Explain the nature of culture and society
    • Describe the process by which individuals become social
    • Ascertain the nature of socialization processes
    • Assess the impact of the socialization process on human social outcomes
    • Distinguish the nature and interplay of culture and of society
    • Appraise the components of culture and society
    • Apply the recognition of the components of culture and society to understand human interaction
  • Interpret the nature of deviant behavior in society and culture
    • Explain the sociological perspective to deviance
    • Summarize the functions of deviance in social life
    • Demonstrate the sociological perspective to deviance
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking