Introduction to Sociology

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SOCI 001 910
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JOYCE, COLETTE

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Sociology offers insights into our daily lives and also into the wider arena of social problems and global processes.  This course looks at key social issues that include culture and communication, gender and sexuality, social change, and power and authority.  We will explore both theoretical perspectives and sociological methods of research to understand the social world.  In class discussion, we will tackle perennial sociological questions: How does social order come to be?  How is it maintained? How are those things that seem “normal” socially constructed?  What is the role of the individual in all of this?  How much (and how) does your social network matter to life chances?  

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