Sociology

Price: $3,799.00

  

The Sociology Profession
The Study of Sociology allows us to understand the structure and dynamics of our society and other societies the intricate connection to human behavior within it and the individual life changes that affect it. Sociology examines the way in which humans interact with each other, whether as individuals, groups, organizations, communities, or various social and economic classifications including sex, age, race, or class, More than that, the course will take a look at other social institutions – family, economic, political, religious – and how they affect human attitudes, interactions and opportunities. Sociology addresses the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions that can alter or affect individuals and organizations in various ways.  Students considering a course of study in sociology, or perhaps entering this profession, have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of fields including healthcare, social work, corrections and even criminology.   

The Sociology Program
Throughout this program, students will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives.  The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media.

Students who complete this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of Sociology, its origins, theories, applications and implications. This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life.  

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Examine the field of sociology in terms of history, theoretical perspectives, research methods, and ethical issues
  • Explain cultures and their role in social interactions
  • Examine socialization and factors that affect socialization and social interactions
  • Assess deviance and the reasons for deviant behaviors
  • Analyze the different social stratifications
  • Explain sexual and racial discrimination
  • Critique inequalities in gender and age and their impacts on society
  • Assess the various social groups and organizations within societies, and discuss their origin
  • Analyze poverty and its effects on society
  • Examine factors that influence decision making and choice
  • Analyze the history of politics, globalization, and the effects of transformation
  • Examine the role of family in socialization
  • Examine diversity in U.S. families and study trends in marriages, remarriages, and divorce
  • Examine issues in education and factors that affect the educational system in the United States
  • Analyze religion in the U.S. and other world religions
  • Examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the U.S. and the world
  • Analyze the history, theory of population growth, and demographics
  • Explain the process of social change
  • Examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period. 
 

Education and Certifications

  • Sociology Program candidates should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • National Certification Available: Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.