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- Available Lessons: 126
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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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.
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About This Course
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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Syllabus & Course Information
You will have mastered the following objectives once you have completed this entire CLEP Introductory Sociology course. Each objective corresponds to topics that will likely be included on the CLEP Introductory Sociology exam itself. The course also offers a final CLEP Introductory Sociology practice test that you can take to ensure that you have mastered all the concepts.
- Learn the definition of sociology and why it is important.
- Research some basic theories and perspectives related to sociology.
- Study the works of sociology theorists, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Du Bois.
- Find out what types of research methods are used in sociology.
- See how research is interpreted and used.
- Discover the elements and perceptions of culture.
- Study social interaction theory alongside the various agents of socialization.
- Look at theories explaining individuals' social development.
- Survey the perspectives of Freud, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, Mead and Erikson.
- Learn how social groups form and explore the characteristics of these groups.
- Study such concepts as groupthink, social loafing and social conformity.
- Survey sociological theories of deviance, labeling theory and social-conflict theory.
- Examine the American class system alongside global stratification.
- See how much of a role gender plays in defining individuals and learn about the role of sex in society.
- Examine the ways race and ethnicity influence interactions between social minorities and majorities.
- Study theories used to explain prejudice.
- Explore theories of aging and learn about the challenges associated with growing older.
- Discover 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.
- Study a range of social institutions, including family, religion, schools and healthcare systems, to explore their roles in society.
- Examine historical migration patterns, the growth of cities and causes of demographic change.
- Take a look at crowd behavior along with the types and stages of social movements.
Since this is an introductory course, there are no prerequisites. You can take this course regardless of your past experience and knowledge of the field of sociology!
The CLEP Introductory Sociology course is divided into 116 lessons, which are grouped into 13 different chapters. The video lessons are usually between 5 and 10 minutes long Once you have completed a lesson, you can take the lesson's practice quizzes to see how well you understood that topic's main points. Once you have completed the entire chapter, you can test your understanding of the chapter's main points with the chapter exam. The course itself also concludes with a final exam that tests you on the most significant pieces of information for the actual CLEP Introductory Sociology exam. Each chapter also contains transcripts of the lessons for you to study at a later time. Your personal Dashboard allows you to track your progress as you complete lessons and quizzes.
Introductory Sociology CLEP 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: $85 (plus a small test center fee that varies)
Introductory Sociology CLEP Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Institutions||20%||20 questions||25 lessons|
|Social Patterns||10%||10 questions||14 lessons|
|Social Processes||25%||25 questions||32 lessons|
|Social Stratification||25%||25 questions||18 lessons|
|The Sociological Perspective||20%||20 questions||26 lessons|
Earn CLEP Credit
The CLEP Introductory Sociology exam offers three transferable college credits, which will allow you to graduate more quickly and at a lower cost. Our course is the best way for you to study for the topics contained on the exam.
Study Schedule for the Introductory Sociology CLEP Exam
The video lessons included in this course total about 12 hours of instruction. The time table below will help you determine the best way of going through this course to accommodate your own personal schedule. It's a good idea to register for the test well ahead of time to ensure that you get a spot during your preferred time.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||1.5 week|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||4 weeks|
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