Sociology | Society & The Individual
S230 | 4070 | Jackson


This course is organized first to acquaint the student with the
range of theoretical perspectives that historically have been and
currently are being used for theorizing about and conducting
research on social psychological topics, defined broadly in terms of
the relationships between society and the individual.  It is
organized, second, to familiarize the student with a reasonable
sample of sociologically relevant theories emerging from these
frameworks, and to some extent with research aimed at examining
those theories empirically.  Third, it is organized to permit the
student to explore specific social psychological topics germane to
his/her interests.

The student should leave the course with a reasonable sense of the
social psychological domain, with a critical but constructive sense
of the theoretical and methodological issues at stake in social
psychology; and with a strong sense of the relevance of social
psychology for his/her interests in a variety of fields (such as
business, law, medicine, family).

The first two of these goals will be pursued through lectures,
assigned readings relating to lecture topics, films, and class
discussion.  The third objective is to be achieved through
individual assignments and group work (e.g., debates, presentations)
culminating in a final paper.

Course Requirements
	Attendance:			10%
	3 Quizzes:			15%
	Midterm Exam:			25%
In-class Assignments:		20%		
	Presentation:			10%
	Final paper:			20%