This course will guide students through an introductory study of various elements of human interaction. Historical elements related to the development of social theories will be reviewed. This course will review the concepts of social stratification, class, race and ethnicity, gender, culture, and deviance as they relate to a study of sociology. The topics of science, medicine and health care as they relate to a study of sociology will provide a focus of this course. Fundamental concepts related to methodology of sociology research will be addressed. We will examine all topics through the lens of the sociological perspective, which is the ability to see and understand how general society works by observing the particular behaviors of people.