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Course SummaryThis course's video lessons and practice quizzes can help you prepare for the CLEP Introductory Sociology exam. You can use this course to improve your chances of doing well on this CLEP exam and earn college credit in this subject. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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This course's video lessons help you study all of the major sociology topics that you need to know in order to do well on the CLEP Introductory Sociology exam. Successfully passing this exam can allow you to earn three sociology credits that you can transfer to more than 2,900 universities. Each topic covered by these video lessons corresponds to topics found in introductory sociology courses taught in universities across the country. You can learn about the basic principles of sociology, sociological research methods, notable sociology theorists, and other topics. Our lesson instructors help you to learn about these complex subjects through engaging videos available in an easy-to-use online format.
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By using this comprehensive resource, you can fully prepare for the CLEP Introductory Sociology exam. You can study sociological theories, institutions and research methods. Once you have completed this course, you should be able to:
- Define and explain the importance of sociology
- Outline basic theories and perspectives related to sociology
- Describe the works of sociology theorists, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Du Bois
- Discuss the elements and perceptions of culture
- Understand the theories explaining individuals' social development.
- Explore the perspectives of Freud, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, Mead and Erikson
- Know how social groups form and explore the characteristics of these groups
- Detail such concepts as groupthink, social loafing and social conformity
- Discuss sociological theories of deviance, labeling theory and social-conflict theory
- Explain the American class system alongside global stratification
- Understand how much of a role gender plays in defining individuals and the role of sex in society
- List the ways race and ethnicity influence interactions between social minorities and majorities
- Describe theories of aging and learn about the challenges associated with growing older
- Note the links between economics, politics and society by studying such topics as labor markets, the evolution of the economy, forms of government and social power theories
The CLEP Introductory Sociology course is divided into 123 lessons, which are grouped into 14 different chapters. The lessons are usually between 5 and 10 minutes long and are presented in either video or text formats.
CLEP Introductory Sociology Exam Information
The CLEP Introductory Sociology exam corresponds to an introductory college-level course in sociology, most often taken in the first two years of college. Most students will find this course useful for fulfilling a social sciences or liberal arts requirement at their university. This course is also an initial requirement for anyone planning to major in sociology.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 90 minutes
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $87
CLEP Introductory Sociology Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Introductory Sociology Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Introductory Sociology Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Social Patterns||10%||10 questions||10|
|Social Processes||25%||25 questions||19|
|Social Stratification||25%||25 questions||28|
|The Sociological Perspective||20%||20 questions||25|
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This course is designed to be one of the quickest and most effective ways you can prepare for the CLEP Introductory Sociology exam. You'll examine social theorists, culture, social development, social groups and cultural diversity. You can also review the sociological implications of gender, aging, social status and race, as well as social institutions such as schools, governments and labor unions.
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