Become familiar with the scientific study of society by examining interactions and cultural phenomena like inequality and urbanization, and how these phenomena affect groups and individuals. You can earn a free certificate of completion for this online Sociology course, or use it to earn credit in leading college programs.

In our Sociology course, you will learn to:

  • interpret and describe social phenomena like stratification, racism, sexism, and deviance;
  • understand major theoretical perspectives like conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interactionism; and
  • apply sociological concepts to real-world events and social issues.

  • Time: 42 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn basic sociological principles and develop your sociological imagination by studying the origins of sociology as a discipline, the major sociological theories and methods of research, and the concepts of sex, gender, deviance, and racism.