Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 4049 | Heacock

Sociology is the scientific study of society and social
interactions.  As such, in this course we will discuss what
sociologists study, how they study it, and what conclusions can be
drawn from these studies.  Students will develop a “sociological
imagination,” and will be able to apply it to various aspects of the
world in which we live.  In doing so, we will critically examine
commonly held perceptions about and explanations for such social
issues as poverty, inequality, discrimination, racism, crime, health
care, and education.  We will discuss what a sociological
imagination can tell us about issues like these as well as what
solutions may be possible.  Students not only will leave this class
with a knowledge of sociological theories, concepts, and methods,
but more importantly will be able to take what they have learned and
apply it to the “real world” of their lives.