Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-809-196 026103 Intro to Sociology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 6200; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
  1. Credit by Exam
Course Competencies
  1. Describe sociological perspectives related to current issues, problems, and/or institutions
  2. Analyze the importance of culture within societies
  3. Summarize the influence of socialization on human behavior
  4. Apply deviance theories.
  5. Analyze the power of groups to influence behavior.
  6. Assess the consequences of social, racial, ethnic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other inequities
  7. Evaluate the impact of global/international changes (environment, technology, population, etc.) on society.
  8. Analyze how institutions (economy, family, religion, political systems, and education, etc.) function in society.
  9. Assess the impact of social stratification.
  10. Apply sociological perspectives related to current issues, problems, and/or institutions