Ridgewater College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for SOC 1050 at Ridgewater College in Spring 2020 (Jan - May)



While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

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Alexandria Technical and Community College

SOCS 1400 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 5 and 8. This course involves using the various sociological perspectives to examine the world around us. It introduces sociology as a discipline and sociological ways of understanding human social interaction and processes such as socialization, deviance, culture/society, and social change.
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Anoka Technical College

SOSC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is an introduction to sociology as a way of understanding the world. Sociology is a field of study that explains social, political, and economic phenomena in terms of social structures, social forces, and group relations. The course will introduce students to the field by focusing on several important sociological topics, including socialization, culture, the social construction of knowledge, inequality, race and ethnic relations, poverty, and political sociology. (No prerequisite) (MN Transfer Goals 5 & 7) (3 credits lecture/0 credit lab)
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

SOC 1111 - General Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
(MnTC Goals 2 and 5) Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in groups and the social forces that shape society and socially construct reality. The course gives special attention to the application of sociological theories, research, and analysis of the social world. Topics include, but are not limited to, methods of research, major sociological theory, culture, socialization, group dynamics and interaction, deviance and crime; social stratification; race, ethnicity, and gender; the family and social institutions; and social change.
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Bemidji State University

SOC 1104 - Society and Social Issues - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Examines concepts and theories that describe and explain social life. Focuses on aspects of culture, social class, race relations, and gender relations as they are determined by society, and on how humans create and recreate groups, structures, and institutions. Liberal Education Goal Area 5.
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Central Lakes College

SOCL 1401 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
This foundation course is highly recommended as the starting point from which students may logically proceed to higher level sociology classes. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of the sociological perspective, including culture, socialization, organization, authority, deviance and inequality. Using the scientific method, students will hone their critical thinking skills by interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the social world. MnTC Goals 2 and 5
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Century College

SOC 1020 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is a survey of sociology's major theoretical perspectives and research methods. Basic concepts include culture, socialization, groups, organizations, deviance, social institutions, change, and inequalities based on class, race, and gender. The course explains how sociological research is conducted using concepts, theories, and methods as well as the significance of a global perspective for understanding social behavior. This course meets the Introduction to Sociology course requirement for the MN State Sociology Transfer Pathway AA. Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
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Dakota County Technical College

SOCY 1110 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course covers the basic concepts and terminology used in sociological studies. Sociology is broadly defined as the study of human social organization and social behavior including its forms and consequences. It will focus on the characteristics of human group life as they relate to the structure of the social environment and its influence on the individual. This course is designed to introduce students to the theories, concepts and areas of inquiry that typically characterize sociological analyses. Students will have the opportunity to examine the ethical/dimensions and issues facing political, social, and personal life as it relates to the topics in Sociology. Students will explore their own citizenship and find ways to apply their ideas and goals to civic learning and service learning through embracing facets of human society and the human condition. Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 9
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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
A survey of the characteristics of human group life with emphasis on the structure of the social environment and its influence upon the individual.
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Hennepin Technical College

SOCI 2100 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
Sociology is the systematic study of the relationship between the individual and their society. In this course students will be introduced to sociological concepts and theories that explain the impact of culture, social structures, and institutions on individuals, and the impact of individuals on their social world. (Prereq: Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommended) (BP/EP) 3 cr MnTC Goal Area 2 & 5
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Hibbing Community College

SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
Man is by nature a social animal, or so said Aristotle. Our lives depend upon other people. Sociology is the scientific study of our social world, of society and social interactions. In Intro to Sociology, we will learn how we are socialized to be human, the power of culture and interaction, the social structure that surrounds us, organizations and stratification. We will delve into some real-world social problems and understand how to view them through major Sociological perspectives. By developing and applying a sociological imagination, we will learn how society influences us and our life chances more than we would have ever guessed. MNTC Goal Area(s): (05) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences and (07) Human Diversity.
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Inver Hills Community College

SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology - 4 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Emphasizes methods, basic concepts, terminology, and perspectives used by sociologists in analysis of social relationships. Sociological analysis will focus on American government, family, education, religion, and the economy.
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Itasca Community College

SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
Human Diversity (07)
This course examines how society, social institutions and groups affect human behavior. Students will learn about the sociological perspective, basic concepts, and theories used in the discipline of sociology. This course meets MTC areas 2, 5 and 7. Prerequisite(s): None
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Lake Superior College

SOC 1111 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course involves both an explanation of and active practice in using the sociological perspective to examine the world around us. It introduces Sociology as a discipline and sociological ways of understanding human social interaction and processes such as socialization, deviance, culture/society, and social change. This class teaches the use of Sociology in class via small-group exercises and the use of computers to explore questions about the social world. This is a required course for the Minnesota State Sociology Transfer Pathway. MTC goal areas: (5) History and the Social and Behavior Sciences, and (7) Human Diversity. (Prerequisites: College-level reading) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
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Mesabi Range College

SOC 1555 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is a survey of characteristics of human group life with emphasis on the structure of the social environment and its influence upon the individual.
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Metropolitan State University

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is an introduction to the sociological perspective. Students examine the social processes that shape societies and the course of their histories. The social nature of biographies is explored through the study of the family and socialization, education and work, bureaucracy and the economy, gender, social class, and race and ethnicity.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College

SOCI 1105 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course covers an introduction to the sociological method and perspective. The course will give you a grasp of how social scientific inquiry is conducted; how to use sociological theory and concepts; and the importance of a global perspective in understanding people, their problems and potentials.
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Minnesota State College Southeast

SOCS 1110 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
The purpose of this course is to develop in students an understanding of basic sociological issues, concepts, terminology, and applications of these understandings with current societal events. Students will become conscious of societal influences in relationship to human and cultural dynamics in our world. This course will call for the development of reflective and critical thinking skills. (MnTC Goal 5) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College

SOC 1111 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
Human Diversity (07)
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2, 5 and 7. This course is an introduction to the study of societies and the social factors that influence individual and group behavior. The course incorporates sociological and other critical thinking models for the investigation of various components of social life: culture, socialization, social organization, social stratification, social institutions, populations dynamics and social change.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Introduces the sociological approach to understanding the structure and dynamics of society. Focuses on socialization, organization, social inequality, institutions, and social change. MnTC Goal 5.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
Overview of the nature and characteristics of human societies; the structure and processes of social life; impact of social forces on individuals and groups; interdependence of society and the individual; emphasis on cultural diversity and globalism.
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College

SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Introduces the student to basic sociological concepts. Topics include sociological theory, research, culture, socialization, groups, social stratification, social class, gender, race, and family. Secondly, a comprehensive study of society, with analysis of group life, and other forces shaping human behavior. Prerequisite: STSK 0090 or evidence of college level reading ability through assessment test or prior college coursework.
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Normandale Community College

SOC 1104 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
An examination of the basic social processes which give order and structure to our lives: socialization, changing social roles, power and privilege, modernization and culture.
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North Hennepin Community College

SOC 1110 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is a study of social and cultural aspects of human behavior. Topics include society and culture, roles and norms, groups and organizations, deviance, inequality, social and cultural change, and research methods.
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Northland Community and Technical College

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
(Fulfills MNTC Areas: 5, 7) This course introduces students to the sociological perspective and the basic concepts of sociology to enhance understanding of the larger society and its influence on the individual. Prerequisites: None
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Pine Technical and Community College

SOCI 1200 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course presents an overview of the characteristics, structures, and processes that shape human societies. Students will examine the impact of social forces on individuals and groups as well as the concurrent effect of individuals on society. Course emphasis is on cultural diversity and globalism.
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Riverland Community College

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is a survey of the sociological concepts, theories and ideas that have been developed through the scientific study of human interaction. The emphasis of the course is the description and analysis of the nature and characteristics of societies, the structure and processes of social life, the influence of social forces on individuals and groups with an emphasis on cultural diversity and globalism. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College

SOC 1614 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is an introduction to the process of applying a sociological perspective to understanding the social world including patterns of behavior and interaction, culture, socialization, social structure, globalization, groups and organizations, deviance, social stratification, institutions and social change. College level reading and writing skills are recommended. (Prerequisites: None).
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Saint Paul College

SOCI 1710 - Introduction to Sociology - 4 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course introduces students to sociology: the systematic study of human interaction and society. Major theoretical perspectives and research methods of sociology will be examined. The primary goal is to create an awareness of and appreciation for the range of social and cultural variations throughout the United States and worldwide, stressing characteristics shared by all people. Readings and social science examples will be drawn from cultures around the world, including the pluralistic culture of the United States. Another focus of the class is to dispel common myths and stereotypes surrounding society and human behavior. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score.) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 7) 4C/4/0/0
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Southwest Minnesota State University

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
A survey of basic concepts and research areas in sociology, including sociology origins, major theoretical perspectives, research methods, culture, social structure, socialization, group processes, formal organizations, deviance and social control, stratification, racial/ethnic and gender inequality, social institutions, demography, collective behavior, and social change.
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St. Cloud State University

SOC 160 - Principles of Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human social interaction, including culture, groups, group and personality, group interaction, community, social institutions, cultural change, social disorganization. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM. Goal 5.
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College

SOCI 1310 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 5 - History/Social, Behavioral Sciences. This course introduces students to the scientific study of human interaction at the micro and macro levels. Students will analyze social structure, social relationships, social organization, and stratification to deepen their understanding of how individuals function within larger social contexts. Students will apply sociological data, concepts, and theories to think critically about social institutions. Student Learning Outcomes: * Recognize sociological perspectives. * Apply basic sociological concepts to the study of social interactions. * Examine social structure, organization, and institutions. * Apply sociological research data to analyze social phenomena. * Analyze concepts of difference, deviance, and culture. * Examine how social interaction influences an individual's development. * Use sociological concepts and theories to analyze social institutions. * Develop a sociological imagination.
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Vermilion Community College

SOC 1555 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course examines the characteristics and patterns of human group life. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the structure of social environment and its influence upon an individual¿s behavior. In addition, this course explains how sociological research is conducted using concepts, theories, and methods to understand social behavior. This is a "Supported Start" course. Although READ 0092 and ENGL 0092 are both prerequisites, students enrolled in those college preparatory courses are allowed to simultaneously enroll in a "Supported Start" section of this course.
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Winona State University

SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
Sociology is a social science concerned with the systematic study of human society. Students will learn about the foundations of sociology and the basics of social research methods, and will explore dimensions of social inequality and social institutions. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 7. Grade only. Offered each semester.
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