Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 4051 | Scherr


Welcome to S100 - Introduction to Sociology!  What is sociology?
Why should you study it?  How is sociology useful to your life -- or
the world in general?  These are the type of questions we will
answer over the course of our time together.  To answer these
questions, we will explore topics such as culture, deviance, gender,
race, class, media, and organizations. We will learn how
sociologists "do" sociology; the methods and theories used in our
fascinating discipline.

Our learning experience will be interactive.  We will read and
discuss, so that we become better critical thinkers.  Sometimes we
will write, as I believe writing increases our understanding and
sharpens our insight.  We will apply the methods and theories we
learn to the world around us.  My goal is to provide a unique
learning experience as we embark on an exciting journey into the
world of sociology.

As this is an interactive course, class attendance is crucial.
Missing any class time is strongly discouraged.  Your final grade
will be based on performance on three tests, successful completion
of various assignments, as well as class attendance and
participation.