About SOC 1500 OL1

Fundamental principles and problems in the sociological analysis of the structure and dynamics of modern society.


Online asynchronous

Section Description

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the academic discipline of sociology and to the sociological perspective. We will examine the major subfields of sociology, such as inequality, race and ethnicity, gender, family, crime, etc. We will cover principal methods of data gathering and analysis used in sociological research, and important contributions made by sociologists to social theory. Online learning material: Nijole Benokraitis, SOC: Introduction to Sociology. Latest/current MindTap version only. The ISBN for the stand-alone MindTap INSTANT ACCESS access Card is 9780357948347 via purchase from Cengage; or Printed Access Card from UVM bookstore.

Section Expectation

Active participation throughout the duration of the course, on-time preparation and posting of concluded assignments, and a willingness to consider new ideas.


Students will be evaluated on the basis of several objective exams, postings to a discussion group, and one optional paper.

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