Intro to Sociology

Why are some people poor and others rich? Why do people who come from this neighborhood get different kinds of jobs than those from that neighborhood? Did they really have a choice? Sociologists try to answer questions like these by studying patterns of social interaction and how those patterns shape our society. This class introduces you to sociology by looking at how sociologists have understood important social categories and how those categories are related the structure of inequality in our daily lives. Three categories will be our principle focus: race, class, and gender. Using classic and contemporary sociological works, we'll look at how these categories have been conceptualized, investigated, and fought over. We'll also ask how race, class, and gender are related to one another, and how they are in turn related to the patterns of inequality we see in our society today. We will use the tools and ideas of sociology to study these categories and their relationship to the social world. NOT OPEN TO PRECOLLEGE STUDENTS.

Offered every semester. 4 points. Survey of the field of sociology: its basic concepts, theories, and research orientation. Threshold course that provides the student with insights into the social factors in human life. Topics include social interaction, socialization, culture, social structure, stratification, political power, deviance, social institutions, and social change.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Summer 2019

6W1
Nicholas Mark
MTR: 1:30 PM - 3:35 PM SILV 510
6W2
Erik John Herbert Van Deventer
MTR: 1:30 PM - 3:35 PM; MTR: 1:30 PM - 3:35 PM SILV 512
6W2
Martha Coe
MTR: 11:10 AM - 1:15 PM; MTR: 11:10 AM - 1:15 PM 25W4 C-17

Fall 2019

1
Bhumika Chauhan
F: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM SILV 412
1
Bhumika Chauhan
F: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 514
1
Kristen Erin Riley
R: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 25W4 C-11
1
Kristen Erin Riley
F: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 301
1
Niall Anik Reddy
F: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM; F: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 194M 308
1
Offer J Egozy
T: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 295L 4130
1
Offer J Egozy
T: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 295L 4156
1
Robert Riggs
F: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM SILV 518
1
Robert Riggs
F: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 308
1
Sarah E Iverson
F: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM SILV 518
1
Sarah E Iverson
F: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 409
1
Colin Jerolmack
MW: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CANT 200

Spring 2020

1
Ankit Bhardwaj
F: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM SILV 412
1
Ankit Bhardwaj
R: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 301
1
Jeff Manza
MW: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM GCASL C95
1
Martha Coe
W: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 194M 308
1
Martha Coe
W: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM 194M 301
1
Nicholas Ian Rekenthaler
F: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 194M 205
1
Nicholas Ian Rekenthaler
R: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 25W4 C-9