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Fall 2017-2018
* SOC 101 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Sociology


This course introduces sociology as a subject with a key role to play in modern intellectual culture and a central place within the social sciences. A range of topics such as race, class, gender, deviance, ethnocentrism, crime, families, urban life, social interaction, and social inequality will be covered. Lectures are intended to inspire students to draw on their sociological imagination to become more publicly involved and directly engaged in the real world.

Sample reading list:
Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma
Robert Putnam, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Mitchell Duneier, Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea
Matthew Desmand, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Aldon Morris, The Scholar Denied:
Iddo Tavory, Summoned: Life in a Jewish Neighborhood
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 200 pages of reading per week.

Mid Term Exam - 40%
Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20384 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M W        Enrolled:100 Limit:145
21765 P99 TBA        Enrolled:100 Limit:145