MindEdge's Introduction to Sociology Learning Resource

MindEdge's Introduction to Sociology learning resource is a comprehensive overview of the foundational theories and concepts in sociology. It grounds students in the history and methodology of the discipline before introducing them to the sociological analysis of key areas of modern culture such as race, gender, family, crime, the government, and education. Throughout, the course highlights important research that has advanced our knowledge of how and why people interact. Content is made engaging through a variety of learning materials: text, interactive games, video, review questions, and personal reflection, all designed to foster the "sociological imagination," the ability to recognize and identify the social forces which shape our lives.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, or optional trade paperbacks. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

MindEdge's Introduction to Sociology teaches:

  • A recognition of the role culture plays in forming human beings
  • An appreciation for how the discipline of sociology has contributed to our knowledge
  • An understanding of key sociological thinkers, theories, and terms
  • The capacity to analyze how social forces such as socialization, groups, and stratification shape society
  • A sociological understanding of gender, race, class, crime, marriage, religion, health, education, and the government

MindEdge's Introduction to Sociology has available diagnostic pre- and post-assessments for each module, a comprehensive final assessment, and thirteen modules:

  1. Introduction to Sociology
  2. Culture
  3. Socialization
  4. Groups, Organizations and Social Structure
  5. Stratification and Global Stratification
  6. Deviance and Crime
  7. Gender and Sexuality
  8. Race and Ethnicity
  9. Marriage and Family
  10. Religion
  11. Education and Health Care
  12. Population and the Environment
  13. The Government and the Economy