SOC 1101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course is a broad introduction to the field of sociology.  Course materials are designed to illustrate the distinctive features of the sociological perspective and to start you thinking sociologically about yourself and the broader social world.  To think sociologically is to recognize that being embedded in the world constrains behavior, and that individuals are both social actors and social products.  To think sociologically is also to recognize that our contemporary world, with its enduring cultural, political, and economic institutions, is as much a social product as we are.  We will begin by covering theoretical and methodological foundations of the sociological perspective.  We will go on to explore the concept of social stratification and will survey primary axes of social difference.  In the second half of the course we will look more closely at how individuals relate to each other, how social inequality is enacted and reinforced in everyday life, and at the way in which the organization of social life shapes individuals and groups, such as through social networks, residential neighborhoods, schooling, families, and on-line communication.

When Offered Fall, spring, summer.

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

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5927SOC 1101  LEC 001

  •  6905SOC 1101  DIS 201

  •  6906SOC 1101  DIS 202

  •  6907SOC 1101  DIS 203

  •  6908SOC 1101  DIS 204

  •  6909SOC 1101  DIS 205

  •  6910SOC 1101  DIS 206

  •  8235SOC 1101  DIS 207

  • 18518SOC 1101  DIS 208

  •  8815SOC 1101  DIS 209

  •  8816SOC 1101  DIS 210

  • 17875SOC 1101  DIS 211