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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Introduction to Sociology

2. Course Prefix & Number:
SOCL 1403

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This foundation honors course is highly recommended as the starting point from which students may logically proceed to further study of sociology. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of the sociological perspective, including culture, socialization, organization, authority, deviance and inequality. Students in the honors course will be required to write papers reflecting a substantial understanding of the principle concepts of the sociological perspective. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading Score: 100
Other (specify test): ACT English Score: 24

6. Prerequisite Courses:

SOCL 1403 - Honors Introduction to Sociology

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater.

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Reading and writing skills at high school levels.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

SOCL 1403 - Honors Introduction to Sociology

There are no corequisites for this course.