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SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of undergraduate credit

Instructor: Barry Markovsky


Course Description

An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.


On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information

There will be four mandatory on campus meetings on Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Dates: August 30, September 27, October 25, December 6. Location: Sloan College room 105.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Information is accurate as of August 20, 2018, 12:39 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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