Sociology | Charts, Graphs, & Tables (3CR)
S110 | 29640 | Stewart


5:45PM-8:15PM	MW	BH 204

Above class open to undergraduates only

In Sociology, and in society, we are continuously confronted with
Social Statistics.  We hear that “poverty increased”
or “unemployment declined” on the evening news and proceed to draw
conclusions regarding well-being in our society. All Social
Statistics, and our subsequent conclusions about these statistics,
are based on an elegant model of society where numbers represent
well-being or another measure of importance.  In this course we will
become critical consumers of Social Statistics while we examine
several spheres of Sociology.  The aim of our examination is a
better understanding of our social world.  We accomplish this by
becoming intimately familiar with the field of Sociology, the
production and interpretation of Social Statistics, and the
concepts, measures, and methods Sociologists use to understand our
society.  In short, this course is an introduction to empirical
Sociology.