Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 12824 | Jordan

Introduction to Sociology
MW 8:00-9:15
Kristin Jordan

Sociology is the study of social behavior and social order.  This
course will explore sociological explanations of some key challenges
that face our society.  The overall aim of the course is to
introduce a new perspective--a sociological perspective--in order to
ask and answer questions about our social world.  In this class, we
will use readings, film, music and other sources to discuss and
critically analyze topics such as race, class, gender, social
movements, poverty, education, and globalization.  These are only a
few of the topics that sociologists study.  What makes sociology
unique is not the subject matter that it examines, but the
perspective with which it approaches the subject.  In this way,
sociology is different from other social sciences because it offers
social explanations of what people do and why.  In this introductory
course, you will learn to use the sociological perspective to think
critically and analytically about your life and the world, skills
that will serve you not only in any field of study but in life as