Sociology 1010 (click to access class web site)
Introduction to Sociology
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 AM in 200 Lucas.
This course is an introduction to sociological theory. It provides an overview of both classical and contemporary sociological theory. Special emphasis is given to the historical context and the philosophical background out of which sociological theory emerges as well as the individuals responsible for identifying and developing the core concepts and perspectives which serve as the basis for sociological theorizing.
The main objective of this course is help students understand the relevance of sociological theory to their everyday lives--to place personal experiences into the broader perspective of sociological understanding, and to understand the human being as a truly social being.
This is a Web-based class. Students in the Internet-only (002) section are not required to attend "live" sessions, but are welcome to come anyway (in-person or via Collaborate). Students in these sections who cannot attend the live class sessions are expected to view the Collaborate recordings of Tuesday and Thursday classes. See Collaborate for information on "online attendance" and accessing recordings of class sessions