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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)


Varies; self study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe the concepts, terminology, and major figures in the field of sociology; detail the nature of the sociological inquiry, methods and perspectives; analyze the social behavior of people in other cultures; understand the process of socialization and how humans become social beings; examine various sides of controversial social issues; portray opposing positions on controversial social issues that affect the students’ own lives; analyze the different ways in which people act, feel, think and define their situations based on their sex, social class, age, ethnic group, geographical region, family or nationality; understand the issues of diversity and globalization and their impact on our lives.


Introduction to Sociology broadly covers the primary subject matter of the field emphasizing familiarity with the vocabulary and concepts of sociology. The course covers the major subfields of and theories in sociology along with assessing students’ critical thinking skills and knowledge of basic subject matter including: human culture, societies, the socialization process, the various types of stratification of class, gender, race and ethnicity, the concepts of minority groups, deviance and crime, gender, and age.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, Social Science, or Behavioral Science (3/16) (8/21 revalidation).