SOC 302 - Introduction to the Study of Society

Texas Common Number: SOCI 1301
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
SOC 302 Introduction to the Study of Society Online $850.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online

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.

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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 person at an approved testing center (learn more). 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 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.