Sociology | Society and the Individual
S230 | 0596 | Kaiser

This class examines social psychology from a sociological
perspective.  We will study the relationship between the individual
and society; much of what we will read and discuss in this course
will explore the ways in which the world we live in and the people
around us shape our behaviors, our emotions, and our very "selves".
In particular, we will focus on what the 'self' is and how it is
formed and changed during one's lifetime.  This course will
introduce you to the symbolic interactionist approach to social
psychology and to how that approach can be applied to our
understandings of the self, socialization, social interaction, and
deviance.  Class meetings will primarily consist of lectures and
class discussions.  Exams will be based upon lecture materials and
readings; as such, regular class attendance is expected.