SOC-1010 Our Changing World: An Introduction to Sociology

Sociology sheds light on the diverse people and cultures of the United States and the world. The discipline helps humankind understand social change and social problems. This course introduces sociology, the scientific study of social behavior and interaction, as a field with broad application for understanding social activity and addressing social problems. Students will develop their sociological imagination and will be introduced to sociological research skills. The course explores topics related to diversity and inequity at multiple levels and emphasizes how social structure impacts the decisions and actions of people based on group membership, including race, ethnicity, class and gender.



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