Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 6501 | Shaddox

11:15AM-12:05PM	MW	PY 101

Sociology involves the study of human society – its structure,
patterns and problems. This course approaches sociology not only as
a concrete body of knowledge, but also as a perspective that can be
used to understand human behavior and social order. We will use this
sociological perspective in a number of ways to tackle a range of
issues involving inequality, socialization, deviance, race, class,
gender, religion, and politics. Throughout this course, the
lectures, discussions, readings and assignments will be structured
around several objectives: (a) To examine the relationship between
the individual and society; (b) To challenge the simple “Well,
that’s just the way things are…” attitude toward social problems;
(c) To understand how these concepts and tools connect to current
issues in today’s world; (d) To develop analytic skills that will
benefit you throughout your time at IU, and beyond.