SOC268 Introduction to Comparative Sociology


General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Individual and Society

-Recognize, describe, and explain social institutions, structures, and processes and the complexities of a global culture and diverse society.

-Think critically about how individuals influence and are influenced by political, geographic, economic, cultural, and family institutions in their own and other cultures and explain how one's knowledge and beliefs may differ from others.

-Explain the relationship between the individual and society as it influences (1) individuals' cognition, ethics, social interactions, communication practices and affect; and (2) the quality of life of the individual, the family, and the community.

-Examine how literature, history, ethical systems, scientific inquiry, or communicative practice shape our knowledge and perception of individuals and social structures.


Exploring World Cultures

-Analyze a culture, including its political, social, ethical, communicative, or economic systems.

-Analyze how cultures are formed, transmitted, and changed.

-Compare different cultures.

-Explore the values or cultural products of non-U.S. cultures.

-Analyze the influence of other cultures upon U.S. culture.


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