Introduction to Sociology
This course is about the fundamental concepts of sociology; foundations of group life; social change, processes, and problems. This class describes the discipline of sociology—the study of social life. It is a fundamental social science (in good company with Economics, Psychology, History, Anthropology, Communication, and Political Science). What is interesting about sociology is that it actually tackles fundamental questions in each of these sub-disciplines. You might even call it the “father” of the social sciences. That said, it is a pretty new discipline (younger than our country). Still, we have done a lot in just a very short time. It is very likely that you have heard of some of its early founders—the most famous is Karl Marx but others include Max Weber and Emile Durkheim.

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For-Credit Information for OU Students


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Credit Hours

3 credit hours

OU Students Enroll on ONE
SOC 1113-001

Introduction to Sociology


Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma

Start Date

January 12, 2015


16 weeks

Day & Time


Kelly Damphousse, Ph.D.
Course Instructor
Kelly Damphousse, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
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