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Northstar Academy

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

Sociology: The Study of Human Problems

  • Name:

    Sociology: The Study of Human Problems (SOCE200v)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Semesters:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Sociology: The Study of Human Problems


Not offered after 22-23!

This course offers students a unique opportunity to compare Christian and humanistic perspectives of the field of sociology (the scientific study of society), and to consider major topics through the lens of a Biblical Worldview. Students will examine social problems in our increasingly connected world and learn how human relationships can influence their lives. The course considers how, in a complex world, beliefs, values, and behavior affect people in different social and cultural contexts. Major topics include culture, socialization, social structure and group behavior, deviance and crime, social stratification and class, race and ethnicity and gender.

Special Notes:

Sociology 200 (SOCE200) and Sociology 210 (SOCE210) 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 slightly encouraged that SOCE200 be taken first in order to help establish an over-arching view of the field.


Sociology is the study of human society, and this course is an excellent opportunity to consider the big-picture patterns of social problems in the world around you through the lens of a Biblical worldview. Please join us in learning about the major theories in the field, contributions from major sociologists, culture, socialization, social stratification, social class statuses and poverty, deviance and crime, race and ethnicity, gender, and more! Through text lessons, web-based labs, and reflective choice-based research projects, students will understand these topics in relation to what God’s Word says about them and learn how that is often different than what the world says about them!

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

Student Feedback

I really loved this class and how it was set up!


I loved the class.


Sociology was such an interesting class! I really enjoyed the practical and cultural application threaded throughout the course work and discussions. The many options for midterm and final assignments made the class flexible and interesting for any learning style and has made it one of my favorite electives!