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Sociology - Optional Externship

Course Description:

The study of Sociology allows us to understand the structure and dynamics of our society and other societies the intricate connection to human behavior within it and the individual life changes that affect it. Sociology examines the way in which humans interact with each other, whether as individuals, groups, organizations, communities, or various social and economic classifications including sex, age, race, or class, More than that, the course will take a look at other social institutions – family, economic, political, religious – and how they affect human attitudes, interactions and opportunities. Sociology addresses the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions that can alter or affect individuals and organizations in various ways. Students considering a course of study in sociology, or perhaps entering this profession, have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of fields including healthcare, social work, corrections and even criminology.

Throughout the program, learners will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives. The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media. This program explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. Learners who complete this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of Sociology, its origins, theories, applications and implications.


This program is open enrollment and can begin within 2-3 business days of registration.

Registration is ongoing throughout 2021.

Estimated Time to Complete: 4-6 months


Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Examine the field of sociology in terms of history, theoretical perspectives, research methods, and ethical issues

  • Explain cultures and their role in social interactions

  • Examine socialization and factors that affect socialization and social interactions

  • Assess deviance and the reasons for deviant behaviors

  • Analyze the different social stratifications

  • Explain sexual and racial discrimination

  • Critique inequalities in gender and age and their impacts on society

  • Assess the various social groups and organizations within societies, and discuss their origin

  • Analyze poverty and its effects on society

  • Examine factors that influence decision making and choice

  • Analyze the history of politics, globalization, and the effects of transformation

  • Examine the role of family in socialization

  • Examine diversity in U.S. families and study trends in marriages, remarriages, and divorce

  • Examine issues in education and factors that affect the educational system in the United States

  • Analyze religion in the U.S. and other world religions

  • Examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the U.S. and the world

  • Analyze the history, theory of population growth, and demographics

  • Explain the process of social change

  • Examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment

  • Use Microsoft Office®


Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

  • National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Sociology (SOC)


Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Instructor : CCI
Dates : 12/22/21
Days : Online
From : -
Fee : $1299.00
Course Number : C033


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