Introduction to Sociology

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Sociology

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    People move through life in a set of socially structured institutions like the family,
    education, work and eldership. How are we shaped by the society around us? What part can we play
    in shaping our society? How have sociologists tried to make sense of the society around us in which
    our everyday experience is located? What is the sociological imagination? How does it help us to go
    beneath surface appearances to better understand what is happening? The course introduces students
    to major ways in which sociologists have grappled to make sense of historically dynamic society inan increasingly globalized context.
    DP requirements: Completion of all written tests, essays and assignments.
    Assessment: Coursework (incorporating tutorial exercises, assignments and tests) counts 50%; one
    two-hour examination counts 50% of the final mark.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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