Sociology | Society and the Individual
S230 | 4730 | 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.  Another
aspect of this course deals with the struggle that individuals have
in defining what is "fair" and "just," "right" and "
good," "deviant" and "stigmatized."  The goal of this course is to
explain some of the most fundamental processes of human behavior.

Required Text:  Michener, H.  Andrew, John D.  DeLamater and Daniel
J.  Myers. 2004.  Social Psychology, 5th Edition.  Wadsworth.