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Course Details

Course Code: SOCI498 Course ID: 3709 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The focus of this course is to review the major issues within the field of sociology and their relationship to current events. Theoretical and applied perspectives will be discussed, culminating in the students’ completion of a major sociological research paper/project that synthesizes the body of acquired knowledge. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:

CO1: Recognize key contemporary issues facing individuals and groups in contemporary society.
CO2: Identify discipline-related research and published literature.
CO3: Apply sociological knowledge to a current social problem.
CO4: Explain the different subfields of sociology.
CO5: Identify the main professional sociological associations.
CO6: Identify sociology-related careers and career resources.


Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.

This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.