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SOC 302 : Introduction to the Study of Society (Online)

Texas Common Number : SOCI 1301

Course Description

3 college credit hours

Sociology is the study of the interactions of individuals with each other and within groups, and of the effects of their individual and group behavior on each other. In this online class, students will take a close look at specific aspects of U.S. society, including class structure, economics, the military-industrial complex, and more.

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Official UT Austin Course Description
The nature of human societies, social processes, social interaction, and the sociological approach.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

Graded Assessments
20 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
Feagin, Joe R., Feagin, Clairece B. and D. Baker. Social Problems, 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2006.
ISBN 0-13-099927-X

Andersen, Margaret L. and Patricia Hill Collins. Race, Class, and Gender, 7th ed. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2010.
ISBN 0-495-59882-8

Course Fees (exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included)


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