In this course, students will explore selected major theoretical perspectives of European and American social theories of the late 19th and 20th centuries which influence contemporary sociological thought. Students will develop essential skills in thinking theoretically including the ability to understand, discuss, and apply theoretical perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)
This course is an introduction to using the sociological perspective as a method of social inquiry. Students explore such basic concepts as culture, socialization, social structure, social interaction, and social change. They study and apply the theories and research methodologies used to investigate human social interaction. These concepts are applied to social topics such as race, class, gender, family, crime, population, environment, and others.
(Normally offered each semester.)