Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 3594 | Pope


S100 Introduction to Sociology     Pope 9:30-10:45 TR  3594

S100 teaches the sociological perspective and demonstrates its
value through application to important social phenomena.  One
purpose of the course is to help students achieve an increasingly
sophisticated ability to apply this perspective to understand 1)
the relationship between the individual and society, and 2)
social structures, institutions, and societies, including
contemporary American society.

OUTLINE

I.    INTRODUCTION
II.    WHY NOT START WITH THE BEST? (OR JUMPING RIGHT IN): A
CLASSIC STUDY/DURKHEIM ON SUICIDE
III.    SOCIOLOGY AND THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
IV.     THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
V.     METHODS
VI.     INTERACTION, ROLE, SELF, AND SOCIETY
VII.     DEVIANCE
VIII.     COMMUNITIES
IX.     SOCIAL INEQUALITY
X.     INSTITUTIONS
XI.     SOCIAL CHANGE
XII.     CONCLUSION

Required Readings:
Allen G. Johnson.  Human Arrangements: An Introduction to
Sociology, 4th ed. Brown & Benchmark, 1996.

Booklets (all by Allan G. Johnson, all 4th ed.):
Marriage and the Family
Education and Schools
Religious Institutions
Economic Arrangements
Political Institutions
Packet:
Primis (McGraw-Hill)

Grades will be determined as follows:
First exam     20%
Second exam    20%
Third exam     20%
Other          20%
Final exam     20%