Introduction To Sociology
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND JUSTIFICATION
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the study of society and to what W. C. Mills called the “Sociological imagination”; a way of viewing the events, relationship, and social phenomena that shape individual lives and collective experience. The course begins by exploring some of the major definitions in the discipline; discuss what constitutes the sociological enterprise and the historical origin of sociology. The course therefore helps a fresh student in the discipline to grasp the major and common concepts used. The course will help students appreciate how social forces shape their interests, choices, values and behaviors.
The course is intended to expose students to the understanding of how social forces shape their interests, choices, values and behaviours.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Understand the relationship, and social phenomena that shape individual lives and collective experience
- Appreciate how social forces shape people’s interests, choices, values and behaviors.
- Sharpen their analytical skills of understanding people and society.