S100 | 6849 | Jordon

6:30PM-8:45PM  TR  BH 204

Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social life.
This course will explore sociological explanations of some key
challenges that face our society.  The overall aim of the course is to
introduce a new perspective--a sociological perspective--in order to
ask and answer questions about our social world.  In this class, we
will use readings, film, music, and other sources to discuss and
critically analyze topics such as race, class, gender, poverty, global
inequality, education, globalization, and social change.  These are
only a few of the topics that sociologists study.  What makes
sociology unique is not the subject matter that it examines, but the
perspective with which it approaches the subject.  Sociology offers
social explanations of what people do and why.  In this introductory
course, you will learn to use the sociological perspective to think
critically and analytically about your life and the world.