Sociology Class Offered During SIC Online Winter Session

October 28, 2020

HARRISBURG, Ill. (November 24, 2020) – (This article has been updated to reflect changes in course dates.) Southeastern Illinois College is offering students a unique opportunity to earn 3 credits in just 4 weeks through a new online Winter Session. Introductory Sociology (SOC 121), offered December 30 - January 25, will feature opportunities for class discussions and a research assignment where students are able to apply their knowledge in the field, with proper social distancing.

“Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do? Why do we engage in the relationships we engage in? Why do some of us commit crimes and others do not?” says instructor Matt Lees about the class. “Why do some find meaning, purpose, and happiness and others find themselves in depression and despair? If you find people interesting this is the class for you.”

The course will include analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institutions, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification, and interactions among diverse groups of people. The 4-week course has been highlighted as a great opportunity for students to pick up three credits between semesters, especially before beginning a heavier course load in the Spring.

Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg with an extension center in Carmi was founded in 1960 and offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs. At $106 per credit hour, SIC boasts one of the lowest tuition rates in the region, saving transfer students more than $20,000 during their first two years of college. Additionally, more than 70% of students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships.

SIC has provided online classes since 2001 and offers dual credit for area high schools, accelerated courses, night classes and community education opportunities. With approximately 4,000 full or part-time students per year and more than 200 employees, SIC is a top employer in Southern Illinois. For more information, visit Registration for the online winter session and spring semester is going on now. Email to register.