Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Course Credits: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories and to appraise differences and issues pertaining to race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical ability and other characteristics that form bases for personal and institutional discrimination.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
- Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on the area under study.
- Recognize and apply reasonable criteria for the acceptability of historical evidence and social research.
- Identify and understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.