The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with some of the keys to understanding social life. Sociology stresses how society and social groups we belong to affect our lives. Both the social structure and the social interaction will be covered in this course. Sociology helps to explain contemporary life and each individual’s own place in it. Sociology offers a set of tools for looking at the world that can help all of us to better understand both individual behaviors and the broader context in which these behaviors occur. This class will prepare the student to take advance study topics in the field.