Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 3586 | Gordon


S100 Introduction to Sociology     Gordon    10:10-11:00 MWF3586

In this course, we will survey some of the topics, theories and
methods of sociological research.  The focus will not be on
learning sociological "facts", however, but on developing an
understanding of how social forces shape each of our lives.  We
will examine with a new eye many aspects of our everyday lives
that we usually take for granted.  Students will be asked to make
connections between classroom material and their own lives.  At
the same time, students will also be challenged to step beyond
their own experiences and opinions, and to show both the
willingness and ability to think critically about the social
world.

The range of topics covered in class is diverse, and includes
such areas as deviance, gender, race and ethnicity, education,
poverty, family and AIDs.  Most of the topics are approached from
a stratification perspective.