Sociological Imagination in Action: Advancing Data and Tech for Good
Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2013: General Sociology
This class centers on the essentials of thinking sociologically about our individual and group lives. Students are taught to see the limits in individualistic focuses to – still respect the role that individuals play in society while also learning to – view the more macro-level process of group interactions in the formation of broad social patterns.
The primary course objective is to learn about the social lives of people, groups, and societies in order to examine: (a) how participation in social life influences personal life outcomes and (b) how people’s actions, relationships, and experiences create, influence, and transform social structures.
Throughout the entire course, students will learn how social groups and processes, socialization, social structures, and social inequality form the basis for social interactions across contexts.