This course surveys the characteristics of social life, processes of social interaction, and tools of sociological investigation. Students explore the sociological principles underlying the development, structure and function of culture, society, human groups, personality formation, and social change. Instruction emphasizes systematic social inequality, class, power, ideology, and social psychology. Topics include race; social class; economic and cultural globalization; information technology; and the changing nature of the relationship between women and men. One of the goals of this course is to increase students' awareness, acceptance, and appreciation for the diverse world we negotiate every day, and to learn how to employ critical thinking when pondering the social issues of our times. Transferable for UC credit.
PrerequisitesStudent must have completed high school by enrollment date.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required