The Introductory Sociology exam is designed to assess a person’s knowledge of the subject typically taught in a one-semester introductory sociology course. The exam emphasizes basic facts and concepts as well as general theoretical approaches used by sociologists.
The exam contains approximately 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. The College Board provides the parameters for the exam which we have listed below.
The subject matter of the Introductory Sociology exam is drawn from the following topics.
Institutions are stable structures or mechanisms of social order. They govern the behavior of individuals within a given community. They are defined by their social purpose, which rises above individuals and their intentions to establish rules for behavior.
The study of the trends and behaviors of people within large
Social processes are how individuals and groups interact, change and establish patterns of behavior which may change through continued interactions.
Social stratification is a society’s categorization of people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived social or political power.
Each college sets their own credit-granting policies for the exam, so check with your college admissions office, test center, or academic adviser before taking the test.