| Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 3585 | Scherr
S100 Introduction to Sociology Scherr 11:15-12:30 TR 3585
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 as we learn about the social world around us. We will
explore major topics in sociology such as (although certainly not
limited to) culture, deviance, gender, race, social class, 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 in class and out of class assignments, as well as