Sociology | Charts, Graphs & Tables
S110 | 26731 | Stewart
2nd 8-weeks beginning October 24.
ABOVE SECTION OPEN TO FRESHMEN AND SOPHMORES ONLY
In Sociology, and in society, we are continuously confronted with
social Statistics. We hear that “poverty increased” or “unemployment
declined” on the evening news and proceed to draw conclusions
regarding well-being in our society. All Social Statistics, and our
subsequent conclusions about these statistics, are based on an elegant
model of society where numbers represent well-being or another measure
of importance. In this course we will become critical consumers of
Social Statistics while we examine several spheres of Sociology. The
aim of our examination is a better understanding of our social world.
We accomplish this by becoming intimately familiar with the field of
sociology, the production and interpretation of Social Statistics, and
the concepts, measures, and methods Sociologists use to understand our
society. In short, this course is an introduction to empirical Sociology.