SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology

Instructor Contact:

Tim Wadsworth

About the Course:

This course provides an introduction to sociology as a social science. Using a variety of theoretical perspectives and analytic approaches we will examine patterns of social behavior, the institutions which influence such behavior, and the social problems our society faces. This course is intended to help you better understand the world you live in and the social forces that shape that world.

Required Texts:

Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life – Brief Edition (2nd Edition) by David M. Newman. This book is available at the CU Bookstore or can be found through a variety of online sources. If you purchase the text somewhere other than the CU Bookstore, make sure that you get the correct edition. All other required readings can be downloaded from the D2L website.


  • 20% Quizzes
  • 30% Papers
  • 20% Online Discussion
  • 15% Mid-Term Exam
  • 15% Final Exam

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Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm


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