Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 3647 | David Strong


Sociology is the study of how society is organized, and how people
interact in social settings.  This class looks at society from various
different perspectives: the social institutions that we all
participate in and that impact our lives (such as the family, the
workplace, and the media), how we are socialized to participate in
everyday life, various inequalities in society (particularly those
based on race, class, and gender), and different aspects of social
change (from social movements to the widespread implications of moving
to an increasingly global, information-based economy).  We will take a
somewhat non-conventional approach in this class, emphasizing
practical examples from society rather than just "textbook concepts,"
and will particularly use illustrations from popular films to
exemplify course concepts.