This is an introductory course which presents the basic processes of human interaction and the concepts which describe their operation in everyday life. It studies the impact of culture, how we learn and conform to culture, and why deviance occurs. Principles of group behavior and social organization are viewed in the context of American culture and subcultures. Prerequisite: A passing score on the College's writing and reading placement tests or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Ethical Dimensions, Global and Historic Awareness and Multicultural and Social Perspectives. 3 credits Fall, Spring, Summer
1. Identify fundamental concepts, theories and language comprising the discipline of Sociology. 2. Recognize the social structural bases of human and organizational behavior. 3. Investigate and practice the meaning of sociological imagination. 4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through analysis of sociological phenomena.