SOC1295 Sociology

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SOC1295 Sociology

Sociology includes the survey of human groups, institutions, and societies.  This course aims to familiarize students to this field of study.  The leading intellectual approaches as well as the diverse research methods selected in sociological analysis will be inspected.

You will scrutinize human conduct and social interaction.  You will augment an awareness of how social systems and cultures came to be.  You will be inspired to reflect beyond your personal life and begin to relate with experiences of people in a larger social structure.


In this course an overview of the root theories of sociology will be probed.  This is such a diverse subject to study; therefore, we will delve into the beginnings of this field to understand how it has revolutionized thinking and lives over the years.  Sociology is all around us and impacts us every day.  The student will come to understand how throughout the studies in this course.  By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Begin to delve into the astounding cache of questions posed by this field
  • Speculate critically about the subject matter introduced
  • Generate their own questions about social life
  • Describe how sociology advances the understanding of social reality
  • Pinpoint and measure methodological approaches
  • Gauge the effects of socio-cultural modifications on individuals and social structures
  • Classify an array of occupations that employ sociological insights, perspectives and methodologies

Full-CLC Students

A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”

“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

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Tips for success

Remember, these exams are all open textbook. Meaning, you can keep your reference material open in other tabs to refer back to during your exam.

Some of the reference materials are large, extensive books with hundreds of pages. If you have a question on your exam that you want to find the answer to within the book, here’s a quick way of doing so:

Choose a keyword or phrase from the exam question. Go to the reference material. Press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘F’ on your keyboard. This will bring up a search bar. Type your keyword or phrase into the search bar and click search. This will show you all the locations that they appear in the reference material.

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