Introduction to Sociology

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Sociology 110: Introduction to Sociology
EST. time to complete:
3 to 9 Months
$301.00/Credit (No Fees)


An introductory analysis of the nature of society, the interrelationships of its component groups and the process whereby society persists and changes. Interpretation of human behavior from the standpoint of the group.

Sociology examines the origins, organizations, institutions, and development of human society.  It consists of a body of factual knowledge as well as perspectives that offer insights on the impact that social forces have on individual behavior. These perspectives will be explored in this class.

Course goals and objectives will be achieved through a series of readings, videos, written papers, quizzes, and exams.

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand sociology’s history, theorists (their contributions), and better appreciate what sociologists do.
  • Apply the sociological imagination to a variety of social issues.
  • Identify and apply fundamental assumptions associated with the 3 major sociological paradigms.
  • Understand how social institutions are created and interdependent.
  • Identify the benefits and drawbacks of various research methods used by sociologists in the investigation of social behavior.
  • Understand how individuals are socialized into a larger culture.
  • Recognize how deviance is socially constructed and maintained.
  • Critically examine the role that family, education, mass media, and other social institutions play in the socialization process.

OpenStax, Introduction to Sociology 2e, OpenStax CNX. May 18, 2016

You can download the pdf of the book, or you can work from it online.

You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:

You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.