Explore the UConn Sociology website for departmental information. Course descriptions below correspond to the UConn undergraduate course catalog.

SOCI 1001: Introduction to Sociology

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Modern society and its social organization, institutions, communities, groups, and social roles: the socialization of individuals, family, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, social class, crime and deviance, population, cities, political economy, and social change.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of at least one year of a high school history or social studies course or instructor consent is recommended.

Instructor Certification Requirements:

    1. M.A. in Sociology


  1. B.A. in Sociology or a related social science field (such as, but not limited to, Political Science, Human Rights, or Anthropology),  and three graduate courses in Sociology. Successful candidates need to have earned a Master’s degree (education or other department). One graduate course in sociology may be replaced with comparable experience depending on undergraduate major, teaching experience or related qualifications.

Instructor Resources:

SOCI 1001 Sample Syllabus (PDF)