Introduction to Sociology Course Overview

  • SOCI 1010 is a three-credit sociology course that introduces students to the three main sociological perspectives: sociological imagination, social construction, and how to think like a sociologist. Topics such as deviance, social control, culture, stratification, socialization, social movements, and other social issues that society faces are explored and discussed. This course will require students to think critically about human actions and interactions. Students will gain an understanding on how people’s lives are shaped by society.

Introduction to Sociology Course Outcomes

  • Using sociological research, describe sociology
  • Describe how socialization impacts human behavior.
  • Apply the sociological imagination to their own lives and to a public problem.
  • Analyze the impact of the five major social institutions on society and themselves.
  • Analyze current events using the three major sociological theoretical perspectives.
  • Describe social construction.
  • Examine the racial, gender, and economic diversity that exists in the U.S. and how these are used to classify people.
  • Assess present and possible future effects of social change on societies and their own basic values.

Introduction to Sociology Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for SOCI 1010.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

SOCI 1010 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer an associated lab component for this course.

Tuition & Fees

SOCI 1010: Lecture


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,320
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,350*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook:
    • Griffiths, H., Keirns, N., Strayer, E., Sadler, T., Cody-Rydzewski, S., Scaramuzzo, G., Vyain, S., Bry, J., & Jones, F. (2015). Introduction to sociology (2nd ed.)OpenStax. 
  • Lab Materials:
    • SOCI 1010 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer a lab component and therefore no lab materials are needing to be purchased.
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Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

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You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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