• Program: Sociology
  • Course: Introduction to Sociology
  • Course #: SOCI2100
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Sociology is the systematic study of the relationship between the individual and their society. In this course students will be introduced to sociological concepts and theories that explain the impact of culture, social structures, and institutions on individuals, and the impact of individuals on their social world.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify key concepts of sociology
Differentiate sociological theories
Differentiate research methods used in sociology
Identify the causes and consequences of social inequalities
Apply a sociological perspective to social issues
Apply key concepts to real world examples
Analyze real world examples using sociological theories
Compare and contrast cultural practices between social groups
Compare and contrast social structures and institutions

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 2 & 5
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommended
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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