The Introduction to Sociology Course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2018. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named OSS021. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadIrene Petten Columbus State Community CollegeContent Contributors Dee Malcuit Clark State Community CollegeKwaku Oboso-Mensah Lorain County Community CollegeAnjel Stough-Hunter Ohio Dominican UniversityLibrarianSherri Saines Ohio UniversityReview TeamEric Jorrey Central Ohio Technical College
OER Text materialSocial Structure: The Building Blocks of Social LifeSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. Section 5.1.3 provides a basic definition of social institutions, providing examples of institutions. It also provides a working definition of society
OER Text MaterialSocial GroupsSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 6.2.2. This section discusses Instrumental and expressive leadership; and authoritarian leadership, democratic, and laissez-faire leadership.
OER Text MaterialSocial GroupsSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 6.1.1. This section defines and differentiates social groups from categories and aggregates. It also defines primary groups, secondary groups, reference groups, in/out-groups, and networks.
OER Text MaterialSocial Structure: The Building Blocks of Social LifeSocial Interaction in Everyday LifeSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 5.1.1, 5.3.2. These sections define status roles and provide examples of ascribed status, achieved status, master status, role conflict and role strain.
OER Text MaterialGroup Dynamics and BehaviorSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 6.2.3. This section reviews Asch, Milgram and Zimbardo’s experiments to discuss how groups influence conformity, and roles and authority influence obedience.
OER Text MaterialFormal OrganizationsSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 6.3. This section defines the ideal type characteristics of bureaucracies, explains some disadvantages of bureaucracies and explains the iron law of oligarchy.