• Introduction to Sociology


    In this course, students will examine the sociological processes that underlie everyday life, focusing on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media. By the end of the course, students will be able to: examine socialization and factors that affect socialization and social interaction; analyze the history of politics, globalization, and the effects of transformation; examine diversity in U.S. families and study trends in marriages, remarriages, and divorce; examine issues in education and factors that affect the educational system in the United States; examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the United States and the world; and examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment