Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 20726 | Rosenbaum


Although you may have no idea what sociology is or what sociologists
do, by the end of this course you will have a better understanding of
all things social.  Social institutions.  Social interaction.  Social
inequality.  Race relations.  Community.  Urbanization.
Globalization.  These are some of the topics we will study this
semester.  At the end of the course, you will have access to a
sociological perspective, which you can use to better understand your
place on this campus, in this town, in the state of Indiana, in the
contemporary United States, and even in the world.  In a sense, you
enter this course blind, and by the end of the course you will be
able to see.  While you may not like everything you see after
learning a little sociology, you will be better prepared to navigate
the world surrounding you.  You will be able to see beyond the
surface of social interactions and social institutions, and
understand the large-scale forces that are shaping the opportunities
and constraints facing you and others.