This sociology course is an introduction to the study of sociology and the key social science paradigms. Students will scientifically examine the relationships between people and the societies they make. Sociologists and other social scientists use different kinds of tools to study and understand the complex behaviours of people in social groups and their socio-economic structures. This means that students will also learn about a variety of social theories and research methods used in the studies and methodologies of social sciences.
The sociological learning units of this class are as follows:
1. Social Theories and Research Methods
2. Culture and Social Identity
3. Inequality and Equality in Society
4. Sociology of the Family
5. Sociology of Education
6. Criminology: Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
7. Media Studies
Once students are finished these, they will have an expanded understanding and appreciation for how the world works.