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What Is Sociology? - Definition, Themes & Careers in Sociology

Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology 186K views 6 min

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14 hours of educational videos

129 self-paced lessons

15 practice tests

3 transferable credit hours

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15 chapters in Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology

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Charles Horton Cooley: Looking Glass Self and the Effect of Primary Groups Video  Take Quiz
Herbert Spencer: Theory & Social Darwinism Video  Take Quiz
Gerhard Lenski's Theories of Sociocultural Evolution, Social Stratification & Technology Video  Take Quiz
Karl Marx: Theory of Class Consciousness and False Consciousness Video  Take Quiz
Karl Marx on Religion: How Religion Affects Social Inequality Video  Take Quiz
Karl Marx's Theories: Class Differentiation and Revolution, Socialism & Capitalism Video  Take Quiz
Bureaucracy: Max Weber's Theory of Impersonal Management Video  Take Quiz
Emile Durkheim: Society, Integration Level & Suicide Study Video  Take Quiz
Emile Durkheim's Theories: Functionalism, Anomie and Division of Labor Video  Take Quiz
W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness Video  Take Quiz
Harriet Martineau: Theories and Contributions to Sociology Video  Take Quiz
C. Wright Mills: Sociological Imagination and the Power Elite Video  Take Quiz
Robert K. Merton: Theories and Functionalism Video  Take Quiz
Erving Goffman's Theories: Impression Management, Dramaturgy & Symbolic Interaction Video  Take Quiz
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What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture Video  Take Quiz
Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture Video  Take Quiz
Cultural Subsets: High Culture, Popular Culture, Subculture, Counterculture & Multiculturalism Video  Take Quiz
Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism Video  Take Quiz
Cultural Analysis: Theoretical Approaches Video  Take Quiz
Socialization and Social Isolation: Definition & Case Studies Video  Take Quiz
Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media Video  Take Quiz
Social Interaction Theory: Ascribed, Achieved & Master Status Video  Take Quiz
Social Roles: Definition and Types of Social Roles Video  Take Quiz
Presentation of Self: Methods to Presenting The Self Video  Take Quiz
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Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups Video  Take Quiz
Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic Video  Take Quiz
Social Conformity Definition: Normative vs. Informational Video  Take Quiz
Mass Hysteria & Moral Panic: Definitions, Causes & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Groupthink: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Social Loafing & Social Facilitation: Definition and Effects of Groups Video  Take Quiz
Social Groups: Dyad and Triad & In-Groups and Out-Groups Video  Take Quiz
Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive Video  Take Quiz
Max Weber: Verstehen and the Rationalization of Society Video  Take Quiz
George Ritzer and the McDonaldization of Society: Definition and Principles Video  Take Quiz
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Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives Video  Take Quiz
Labeling Theory and Crime: Stigma & Retrospective and Projective Labeling Video  Take Quiz
Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance Video  Take Quiz
Crime and Deviance in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Punishment and Due Process Video  Take Quiz
Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification Video  Take Quiz
American Class System and Structure: Definitions & Types of Social Classes Video  Take Quiz
Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal Video  Take Quiz
Poverty in the United States: Definitions of Relative & Absolute Poverty Video  Take Quiz
Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty Video  Take Quiz
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The Evolution of Economy: Changes from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions Video  Take Quiz
The Modern Economy: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sectors Video  Take Quiz
Capitalism vs. Socialism: Differences, Advantages/Disadvantages & the 'Underground Economy' Video  Take Quiz
Labor in the U.S.: Unions, Labor Markets & Professions Video  Take Quiz
Social Power Theory: Definition of Weber's Avenues to Social Power Video  Take Quiz
Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More Video  Take Quiz
Political Power: Political Parties, Interest Groups & Political Action Committees (PACs) Video  Take Quiz
Social Power Theories: Pluralist, Power-Elite & Marxist Models Video  Take Quiz
World Systems Theory: Core vs. Peripheral Societies Video  Take Quiz
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Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality Video  Take Quiz
Family Life Stages and Traditions: Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing & Aging Video  Take Quiz
What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options Video  Take Quiz
Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism Video  Take Quiz
Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions Video  Take Quiz
Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity Video  Take Quiz
Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism Video  Take Quiz
Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology Video  Take Quiz
Religiosity, Secularization & Civil Religion: Applications on Individuals & Cultures Video  Take Quiz
Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory Video  Take Quiz
Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Transmission, Integration & Latent Functions Video  Take Quiz
School Controversies: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Tracking Video  Take Quiz
Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income Video  Take Quiz
Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders Video  Take Quiz
Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System Video  Take Quiz
Social Constructions of Health: Sick Role, Physician's Role & Profit Motive in Medicine Video  Take Quiz
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Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration Video  Take Quiz
Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates Video  Take Quiz
Crowd Behavior: Contagion, Convergence & Emergent Norm Theory Video  Take Quiz
Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects Video  Take Quiz
Historical Growth of Cities: Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, Gentrification & the Concentric Zone Model Video  Take Quiz
Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories Video  Take Quiz
Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues Video  Take Quiz
Collective Behavior: Crowd Types, Mobs & Riots Video  Take Quiz
Types of Mass Behavior: Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Social Movement: Theories and Motives Video  Take Quiz
Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline Video  Take Quiz
Social Movement Definitions: Alternative, Redemptive, Reformative & Revolutionary Video  Take Quiz
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