SOC 302 - Introduction to the Study of Society

Texas Common Number: SOCI 1301
Course Availability
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee
SOC 302 Introduction to the Study of Society Online $550.00

Course Type: Self-Paced Online

  • Register and start the coursework at any time, then proceed through the assignments at your own pace with feedback and grading from your instructor.
Class Description:

Sociology is the study of the interactions of individuals with each other and within groups, and of the effects of their individual and group behavior on each other. In this online class, students will take a close look at specific aspects of U.S. society, including class structure, economics, the military-industrial complex, and more.

View a detailed course description of SOC 302.

This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the student. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Graded Assessments and Learning Modules

  • 4 learning modules
  • 20 assignments
  • 2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials

  • Feagin, Joe R., Feagin, Clairece B. and D. Baker. Social Problems, 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2006.
    ISBN 0-13-099927-X
  • Andersen, Margaret L. and Patricia Hill Collins. Race, Class, and Gender, 7th ed. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2010. ISBN 0-495-59882-8

Official UT Austin Course Description: 
The nature of human societies, social processes, social interaction, and the sociological approach.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.


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