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Introduction to Sociolog: Course Outline

Course 2204

Course Outcome

Foundations of Sociology Introduction to Sociology
a) Definition
b) History: Social Forces in the Development of Sociological Thinking
c) Sociological perspectives: an overview of Functionalism, Conflict
perspective and Interactionalism
Key concepts
a) Socialization
b) Social Roles and Status
c) Values and Beliefs
d) Social Norms (Folkways, Mores and Law)
e) Social Control
f) Social Sanctions (formal-informal, positive-negative
The Foundations of Society Culture
▪ Definition
▪ Material-non-material
▪ Real-Ideal
▪ High and Popular Culture
▪ Multiculualism (Cultural Mosaic and Melting Pot theories)

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