SOC 101 Spring 2015 Invitation to Sociology

Also offered Fall 2014

An introduction to sociological analysis. The course focuses on the relationship of individual men and women to the social world and introduces students to systematic institutional analysis. Students will explore the intersection of biography, history, culture, and social structure as seen in the work of classical and contemporary social thinkers, including Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Veblen, Simmel, and Goffman. Special consideration will be given to the social and cultural problems of capitalism, rationality and irrationality in modern institutions and organizations, the psychological dilemmas facing the individual in modern society, and the problem of social order and conflict.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: a take-home midterm exam, a class presentation and a final
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first-year students and sophomores
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 35
Expected Enrollment: 35
Class Number: 3161
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SOC 101 - 01 (S) LEC Invitation to Sociology Division 2: Social Studies Grant Shoffstall
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM 3161
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