The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the basic theoretical perspectives of sociology.
  • Identify the various methodological approaches to the collection and analysis of data in sociology.
  • Describe key concepts in sociology.
  • Describe the empirical findings of various subfields of sociology.
  • Explain the complex links between individual experiences and broader institutional forces.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0


  • Must be TSI Complete for Reading