Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Sociology

Session: VPRS3221

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION :
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of sociology. It surveys the main theoretical approaches and a number of key problems in the study of society and social life. Topics include: culture & socialisation, social interaction, groups, organisation & leadership, social stratification & global inequalities, racism & ethnicity, and gender & sexuality.

The class is a weekly three-hour lecture/seminar where students are expected to contribute to class discussions based on the required readings for each session.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES :
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand and be able to explain key sociological concepts studied during the semester.
- Understand the three main sociological theories in terms of their differences and similarities.
- Understand how the sociological theories apply to broader issues in society today.
- Understand how the sociological theories connect/complement material studied in other courses (marketing, advertising and psychology etc).

TEXT :
Society : A Global Introduction, Macionis, Pearson, 5th ed. Pearson Education, 2012.

EVALUATION :
The final grade will be based on a mid-term test (30%), a class presentation (30%), and a final examination (40%).

*Course content subject to change