SOC 101
Invitation to Sociology Spring 2020 (also offered Fall 2019)
Division II

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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.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 35
Expected: 35
Class#: 3105
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a take-home midterm exam, a class presentation and a final
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students and sophomores
Distributions: Division II

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