The class offers an Introduction to the basic nature of society and the relationship between society and the individual. This course focuses on how society functions and is organized, and how society impacts and influences individual motivation, understanding, action, and well-being. Basic sociological ideas regarding
social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change are examined. Students are introduced to key issues addressed by contemporary sociologists; class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, globalization,
education, health care, crime, the media, and the environment. The knowledge gained in this course will aid
students in future studies within a variety of fields and careers, and encourage the development of critical
thinking about important issues.
Course Number: SOCL-X1
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)