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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


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

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 in which 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 a position in the social world in relation to other individuals and 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) (9/23 revalidation).