Sociology | Introduction to Sociology (3 CR)
S100 | 14893 | Von Der Haar

11:15AM-12:30PM	TR	WH 100

Like other social sciences, sociology views social life from its own
unique perspective.

Understanding this perspective is the primary goal of this course.
It is from this perspective that students will learn the basic
concepts, theories and methods of sociology.  As we consider some of
the most important topics in sociology, students will learn how to
think in a different way.  They will quickly discover that things
are not always what they seem.  This observation, which is commonly
known as this first wisdom of sociology, turns most students into
social detectives.  Approaching lessons in this way shows students
the value of sociology.  Through their readings and class
discussions, students will learn how to look behind the scenes and
under the surface to figure out how things really operate in social

Topics covered in this introductory course will include: culture,
socialization, social structure, social inequality, and social
institutions (family, politics, economy, education, and media).