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Study Guide

Printed Version - $225

Online Access - $225

Introductory Sociology

  • Premier Product - Online access for this course is 18 weeks. After you purchase a Premier course, you will receive your online ID and password via email within two business days.
  • Academic Support (Available for Premier Product Only) - If you purchase the additional Academic Support for this course you will receive 18 weeks of support.
Introductory Sociology covers material usually taught in a one-semester college introductory sociology course The examination is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered within 90 minutes. The test questions deal with:
  • Social institutions
  • Social stratification
  • Social patterns, processes, and changes
  • The sociological perspective
The examination emphasizes basic facts and concepts as well as general theoretical approaches used by sociologists.

Topics covered include:
  • Institutions
    • Family
    • Economic
    • Political
    • Educational
    • Religious
    • Medical

  • Social Stratification
    • Social mobility
    • Social class
    • Power and social inequality
    • Professions and occupations
    • Race and ethnic relations
    • Sex and gender roles
    • Aging

  • Social Patterns
    • Community
    • Demography
    • Human ecology
    • Rural-urban patterns

  • Social Processes
    • Groups and organizations
    • Deviance and social control
    • Social change
    • Collective behavior and social movements
    • Socialization
    • Culture
    • Social interaction

  • The Sociological Perspective
    • History of sociology
    • Methods
    • Sociological theory

(Taken from “Introductory Sociology,” CLEP: Introductory Sociology, ©2008.)

*Important - Please be sure to order the correct required textbook(s) for the type of product that you would like (Traditional, Advanced or Premier)

The required textbook(s) for the Advanced and Premier Course are listed below.

  • Essentials of Sociology, 10th edition, by James Henslin, Pearson

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Sociology: A Brief Introduction 10th   
      10th by Richard T. Schaefer - Mc Graw Hill, 2013
    ISBN 978-0078026720