302syllabus - University of Texas at Austin Department of...

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University of Texas at Austin Sociology 302 (46370-46395) Department of Sociology Fall, 2008 MW, 11:00-12:00 WCH 1.120 I NTRODUCTION TO THE S TUDY OF S OCIETY Professor: Dr. Robert Crosnoe Office: Burdine Hall 576 Hours: M: 10:00-11:00, W: 12:00-1:00 Phone: 232-6340 Email: [email protected] Course Description This course offers an introduction to the theories, methodologies, vocabulary, and themes of the discipline of sociology. During the semester, we will explore the linkage between individuals and the larger cultures, contexts, and groups in which they live their lives in order to better understand the structure and function of social interaction, human behavior, and the institutional framework of society. The over- arching purpose of the course is to instill in you the “sociological imagination”, which can then be used to decipher current social issues and patterns of everyday life. The format of this course is designed to offer students the benefits of both a large lecture class and a small discussion seminar. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the class will be led by Dr. Crosnoe in a traditional lecture format. For the third hour, the class will be broken up into smaller units for discussion sections on either Thursday or Friday. This section, led by one of the teaching assistant (Paul Needham, Kristen Adkins, Meike Thomeer), will offer a forum for students to discuss class materials from earlier in the week, explore some new and old topics in greater depth, and engage in exercises intended to provide real world applications of sociological concepts. Course Home Page http://courses.utexas.edu To access the class home page, go to this link and log into the Blackboard system with your UT EID. You will find a link to this course under the heading “My Courses”.
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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