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Course SummarySociology 101: Intro to Sociology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. If you're looking for an easy and self-paced way in which you can review engaging lessons and get expert instruction to help you get started on your degree, then this resource is for you.
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The course objective is to understand the importance of sociology and examine basic sociological theories.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
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- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the definition of sociology, types of research methods, and some basic theories and perspectives, including the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and DuBois
- Interpret what culture is and identify social roles in a culture
- Summarize theories of how individuals develop socially through perspectives from Freud, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, Mead, and Erikson
- Distinguish how social groups form and the characteristics of these groups
- Identify why diversity is both important and sometimes harmful to a society
- Outline the roles gender, race, and ethnicity play in individuals and society and explain the role of sex in society
- Identify the effects that aging has on society and individuals
- Connect the economy, politics and society by exploring the evolution of the economy, political parties, labor unions, and social power
- Examine a range of social institutions, such as family units, religious groups, schooling and healthcare systems, to see how these groups play a role in society
- Describe how a society changes over time including the role of collective behavior, social movements, and population growth
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Sociology 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Sociology 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the credit-granting Sociology 101 exam on our site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Sociology: The Basics||Learn the definition of sociology and why it is important. Research some basic theories and perspectives related to sociology.|
|Key Sociology Theorists||Study the works of sociology theorists, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Du Bois.|
|Sociology Research Methods||Find out what types of research methods are used in sociology. See how research is interpreted and used.|
|Foundations of Society||Discover the elements and perceptions of culture. Study social interaction theory alongside the various agents of socialization.|
|Theories of Individual Social Development||Look at theories explaining individuals' social development. Survey the perspectives of Freud, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, Mead, and Erikson.|
|Social Groups & Organizations||Learn how social groups form and explore the characteristics of these groups. Study such concepts as groupthink, social loafing and social conformity.|
|Diversity in Society||Survey sociological theories of deviance, labeling theory and social-conflict theory. Examine the American class system alongside global stratification.|
|Sex and Gender in Society||See how much of a role gender plays in defining individuals and learn about the role of sex in society.|
|Race and Ethnicity in Society||Examine the ways race and ethnicity influence interactions between social minorities and majorities. Study theories used to explain prejudice.|
|Aging in Society||Explore theories of aging and learn about the challenges associated with growing older.|
|Economics and Politics||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.|
|Social Institutions||Study a range of social institutions, including family, religion, schools, and healthcare systems to explore their roles in society.|
|Social Change Over Time||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.|
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