Course Description

Sociology examines the basics of sociology, which is the study of society including individuals, human groups, and organizations. The course is divided into four main areas: the sociological perspective, social structures, inequality in society, and social institutions and change. Students will examine controversies around social change, inequality, gender, and race. The course revolves around an overview of the field with projects that offer the student a chance to explore from a sociologist’s perspective.

Course Requirements

Grade Level



1 Semester

Credit Value




Enduring Understandings of this course

Major Concepts

  • One can think sociologically.
  • Culture and social structures impact how society is organized and how societal norms are transmitted, practiced, and enforced.
  • Many distinctions in society are the result of social constructions.
  • Society may treat people unequally. Five basic social institutions are defined and analyzed by sociology.