E.g., 2016-07-26
E.g., 2016-07-26
E.g., 2016-07-26
Jul 4th 2016

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.

Average: 6.6 (5 votes)
Self-Paced until 26 Aug 2016

O objetivo geral do curso Alterações Climáticas: o contexto das experiências de vida é introduzir o conceito de alterações climáticas no contexto do desenvolvimento sustentável, relacionando-o com as experiências vivenciadas por cada um de como, por exemplo, adaptar e mitigar os seu efeitos, relacionados com cheias, falta de água, subida no nível do mar, erosão costeira, e outros.

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Jun 6th 2016

Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course. The devastation caused by the trafficking of illicit antiquities and the theft of art has gained widespread public attention in recent years.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 10th 2016

Connect your personal biography to global history as you develop your sociological imagination. Ever wondered why some countries are rich and others poor? Or why some people believe hard work results in upward mobility and others don’t? To answer these questions, you need to “see” the world sociologically.

Average: 3 (2 votes)
May 10th 2016

Explore how class, gender, and racial inequalities shape our personal and social worlds. When you notice inequality in your everyday life, do you ever wonder where it comes from, and what keeps it going? This sociology course introduces you to core concepts of class, gender, and racial inequality, and an approach to studying complex forms of inequality called intersectionality.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Feb 22nd 2016

Birth is a lottery. Where, when and to whom you are born and the society into which you are born will influence your life chances.

Average: 6.8 (4 votes)
Aug 25th 2015

From feminism to Marxism and functionalism, this course offers a fresh perspective on sociological topics like culture, gender, sexuality, race, class and more. This course will cover topics found on the CLEP Sociology exam.

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Jun 24th 2015

The United States criminal justice system is typically an accurate and efficient system—although, as a human creation, it is not perfect. This course will employ a social scientific perspective to understand why innocent people are sometimes convicted of crimes they did not commit. In this course we will discuss wrongful convictions, their causes, and their solutions.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Sep 2nd 2014

Understand your social location in a globally interconnected cultural and economic landscape.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Self Paced

Survey of the field of sociology: its basic concepts, research orientation & theories. Course that provides the student with insights into the social factors in human life. Topics include socialization, social interaction, social change, culture, social structure, social institutions, stratification, political power & deviance.

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Self Paced

This course is designed to help you get started as a behavioral science student, become familiar with the academic programs within the field, and prepare you for your first meeting with your academic advisor or academic counselor once you make your decision about which program to pursue.

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In this class we will cover the essentials of sociology, to help you better understand your own life and situations far from your experience.

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