Sociology | Society and the Individual
S230 | 4103 | Jackson


This course is organized first to acquaint the student with the range
of theoretical perspectives that historically have been and currently
are being used for theorizing about and conducting research on social
psychological topics, defined broadly in terms of the relationships
between society and the individual.  It is organized, second, to
familiarize the student with a reasonable sample of sociologically
relevant theories emerging from these frameworks, and to some extent
with research aimed at examining those theories empirically.  Third,
it is organized to permit the student to explore specific social
psychological topics germane to his/her interests.

The student should leave the course with a reasonable sense of the
social psychological domain, with a critical but constructive sense
of the theoretical and methodological issues at stake in social
psychology; and with a strong sense of the relevance of social
psychology for his/her interests in a variety of fields (such as
business, law, medicine, family).

The first two of these goals will be pursued through lectures,
assigned readings relating to lecture topics, films, and class
discussion.  The third objective is to be achieved through individual
assignments and group work (e.g., debates, presentations) culminating
in a final paper.

Course Requirements
	Attendance:			10%
	3 Quizzes:			15%
	Midterm Exam:			25%
In-class Assignments:		        20%		
	Presentation:			10%
	Final paper:			20%