Skip to main content
Northstar Academy

A fully accredited private online
Christian school for grades 4-12

Questions? 1.888.464.6280

Sociology I: Ideas and Inequalities

  • Name:

    Sociology I: Ideas and Inequalities (SOCE220)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Semesters:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Sociology I: Ideas and Inequalities


This course introduces students to the study of human social behavior, that is, the formation and functionality of human societies. It offers students a unique opportunity to compare Biblical and other worldview perspectives on major topics related to socialization and social inequalities. Students will analyze how, in our increasingly connected world, human relationships continue to influence individual lives and how beliefs, values, and behavior affect people in different social and cultural contexts. Using a variety of text and video sources, students will investigate and evaluate responses to social inequalities. Students will transfer their learning in each unit to meaningful, real-world contexts via the written production of a case study, a personal response, and a speech as well as the design of a conference.

Special Notes:

Sociology 1 (SOCE220) and Sociology 2 (SOCE230) can be taken at the same time, or at different times in any order. Neither course is a prerequisite for the other, however, if students are planning to take both sociology courses in different semesters, it is encouraged that SOCE220 be taken first in order to help establish an over-arching view of the field.


Have you ever felt confused by the world around you, and the people in it? Do you wish you understood more about why people do what they do in social settings? People are complex and fascinating! Come study sociology, and take a journey into the happenings of human societies across the globe. You will look at big-picture patterns of relevant social issues, and you will have the unique opportunity to do so in consideration of a Biblical worldview. Join your peers in engaging and interacting with real-life matters as you study theories on human relationships, culture, socialization, social structure, poverty, gender and race inequalities, deviance and crime, and more. Best of all, learn what the Maker of every person says in His Word about these issues, and how that is sometimes the same- but often very different- than what the rest of the world says about them!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.