Introduction to Sociology
History, Technology and Society 1101A
Tuesdays / Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Beth Ruddiman, Ph.D.
Tuesdays / Thursdays, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Smith, room 103
Yu Tao, firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will introduce you to how the field of sociology relates to you and your life.
Understanding sociology can give you new insights into the many roles you play (such as
student and friend), the groups you belong to (like campus clubs or athletic teams), the
institutions you’re involved with (for example, Georgia Tech), and society as a whole.
Also, as you witness current events and observe social problems, a sociological
perspective will help you appreciate the factors that underlie them.
By the end of this course, each student will be able to:
Understand and discuss the major sociological concepts and topics.
Apply the major sociological concepts to everyday life and current events.
Research, analyze, and discuss social issues.
Henslin, James M. 2007.
Essentials of Sociology:
A Down-to-Earth Approach,
Boston, Mass.: Pearson.
Henslin, James M., ed.
Down to Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings,
New York City, NY:
The way to get the most out of this class and to do well is to keep up with the reading
assignments, attend all classes and pay attention, periodically review the reading and your
class notes, and do your best on all assignments and exams.
Also, you are encouraged to
continuously think about how what you are learning applies to you and the world around