Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts. Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts and provides insights into factors such as class, gender and age shape societies at the individual and institutional levels. This introductory course introduces you to key concepts and theories used in examination of and for understanding social action, social institutions, social structure and social change. This course seeks to introduce you to some of sociology’s central concepts, that describe and analyse critically the social forces shaping human behavior and attitude in contemporary social life.

This includes examining the ways in which the social, economic and cultural creation of social groups influence their local, national and global environment. This course provides a systematic and critical understanding of the essential components in the structure of society, and examines the main conflicting social processes that create social instability and promote social change.

What will you learn?

- What is the sociological imagination

- How to connect your biography with society

- What is social inequality

- How inequality impacts on both the individual and the society

- The institutions of our society and how they impact the individual

- The social changes that are happening around us

May 30th 2016
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Wendy meraz's picture
Submitted by Wendy meraz on Sat, 2013-10-26 03:28

New student, new to mooc, semi new to sociology.

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Submitted by kusumbar on Wed, 2013-12-04 08:00

Want to explore new perspectives


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