Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 9362 | Yebei


In this course, students will learn how society functions and how the
individual fits in the group at large. I believe that the study of
sociology should make a lasting impression on students for years to
come because the discipline is about everyday social interaction,
ongoing socialization and about social patterns in our shared world.
I strive to cultivate an enduring interest in my students for
sociology as a discipline in general, as well as an approach to
understanding social behavior. I see myself as a facilitator to
knowledge and therefore encourage personal excellence in my students-
not perfection as such. Together we will examine micro and macro
structures through sociological lenses with the intention of
uncovering the “hows” and “whys” of society.   This course is
generally divided into five sections namely: Introduction to
sociology; social groups and social control; social inequality;
social institutions; and social dynamics and change. Concepts such as
socialization, class, deviance, and gender will be examined in order
to illustrate how sociologists attempt to understand social patterns.
Research questions, theories and methods suitable for sociological
research will be discussed in order to equip students with tools
necessary for a critical examination of the world we live in. At the
end of this course, students will have basic understanding of
sociology and will develop a ‘sociological imagination’ (sociological
thinking). Ultimately, they will be able to reflect on their own
social experiences as they apply sociological concepts to our social
world.