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WELCOME to the module SOCI 1101 Understanding Society

Understanding Society

Sociology contributes to our understanding of patterns of human behavior and changes in our society. It examines the ways in which the forms of social structure -- groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious) affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities.

The module content

The areas, which will be studied in this module, include: culture, socialization practices, social interaction, gender, family and marriage, population, Social Stratification and Schooling. In Unit one we examine what we mean by the sociological perspectives. Below are the units included in this module.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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  About the Course
Unit 1
Sociological thinking
Unit 2 Culture
Unit 3 Socialisation and social interaction
Unit 4 Gender and society
Unit 5 Family and marriage
Unit 6 Population
Unit 7 Social Stratification
Unit 8 Education

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