Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 20990 | Gieryn

Sociologists ask two questions about the social world:  (1) What does
what?  How do behavior patterns differ from person to person, from
society to society, or over historical time – and why?  (2) Who gets
what?  How can we best describe and explain the uneven distributions
of valued resources and undesirable liabilities among individuals,
groups and societies?  We shall consider many controversial issues of
our time:  heightism, human experimentation, abortion, female genital
mutilation, genocide, poverty, affirmative action, frankenfoods,
welfare, credit card debt, teenage pregnancies, Disneyland, urban
sprawl, cyberspace, suicide cults….