Sociology | Introduction to Sociology
S100 | 9364 | Saunders


While biological and psychological (i.e. individual-level)
explanations are often used to explain human behavior, sociologists
focus on people’s interactions within social settings (including
schools, families, neighborhoods, etc).  They believe that humans are
social animals, who are shaped by the culture in which they live, and
contact with others.  With this in mind, you will be introduced to
the major theories, methodologies, and substantive issues in
sociology.  The goal of this class is to enhance your critical
thinking skills by examining American society and your place in it.