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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Sociology SOC 101


Various; distance learning format.


Varies; self-study.


September 2018 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: apply major sociological concepts to understand and explain the world within they live; identify patterns of social behavior and how social arrangements shape peoples’ behavior and choices; identify connections between various social issues (i.e. body image and gender inequality); cultivate critical thinking skills by asking questions, evaluating arguments, and exploring alternative points of view; and develop a more complex understanding of one’s position in the social world in relation to other individuals and other groups.


This course discusses human social behavior along with theories and concepts that cultivate a sociological perspective of the human race.  The course is taught in 15 weekly lessons and includes a textbook, study guide, and a final examination. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Sociology (8/18).