Sociology | Charts, Graphs & Tables
S110 | 12840 | Stewart

Course Descriptions
Quincy Thomas Stewart
Fall 2008

S110 – Charts, Graphs and Tables
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.  Furthermore, we will become
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.