GED 216
Introduction to Sociology (Social Sciences)
Online Course

GED 216 Introduction to Sociology (Social Sciences)

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Sociology is the study of how society influences the way people act, think and feel. Culture, society, social interactions, social class, and gender stratification all influence every part of who people are, how they behave, and how they participate in their existence on this earth. An introduction to social problems including minority inequality, aging and death, women’s rights, and urban problems, in general, are also explored in this course.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discover a new way to see yourself within the larger social world.
  • Summarize sociology’s major theoretical approaches.
  • Examine issues of class, race and ethnicity, and sex and gender, while also touching on issues relating to social inequality based on age.
  • Analyze social institutions and build awareness of the importance of these foundational elements of society.

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