Sociology | Society & the Individual
S230 | 4806 | Kim


This course will examine ways in which individuals behave, think and
feel during relationships with other people and with society as a
whole.
Ultimately, we will study people and the processes that encompass
every aspect of people’s lives – loving, hating, working, helping,
trusting, fighting, and communicating.
Additionally, we’ll examine how a sense of self is developed and the
processes by which this self interprets the behaviors of itself and
of others.  In addition to what is listed on the schedule below,
hopefully we’ll have time to explore topics under
the “microsociology” rubric or sociology of everyday life:  pets,
television, public bathrooms, laughter, flirting, potatoes – who
knows what else?  The goal of this course is to help you understand
the social psychological theories and studies that have been offered
to explain some of the most fundamental processes of human behavior.