SOC 1101

SOC 1101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological perspectives.  We will begin by considering (mainly classical) perspectives which focus on macro-level features of society (e.g., population, the economy) and the sweeping changes that have occurred within them over the past couple of centuries.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in social cohesion, the division of labor, the spatial organization of society, and technology. These theories, which are covered in the first two segments of the course, provide some insight into where society is going and what challenges have emerged along the way.  In the third segment of the course, we will look more closely at the role of individuals and everyday interaction in the genesis of social phenomena.  We will explore theories about what motivates individuals' social behavior, the role of rationality and emotion, how the micromechanics of interpersonal contact can shape larger society, and the subtle links between biological and social processes.  In the final segment of the course, we will explore complex webs that emerge through social actors' connections to each other, and how these network structures have been shaped by the various processes that were examined during the semester.

When Offered Fall, spring, summer.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both SOC 1101 and DSOC 1101.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5122SOC 1101  LEC 001

  •  6204SOC 1101  DIS 201

  •  6205SOC 1101  DIS 202

  •  6206SOC 1101  DIS 203

  •  6207SOC 1101  DIS 204

  •  6208SOC 1101  DIS 205

  •  6209SOC 1101  DIS 206

  •  7608SOC 1101  DIS 207

  •  8874SOC 1101  DIS 209

  •  8875SOC 1101  DIS 210