Syllabus - INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY SOCL 2001-4 Spring 2010...

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INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY SOCL 2001-4, Spring 2010 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:10-10:30 AM 2 Lockett Professor Tim Slack Office: 20 Stubbs Hall Phone: (225) 578-1116 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs., 3:30-4:30 PM COURSE DESCRIPTION Introductory Sociology is intended to provide you with a broad overview of the major subject areas and principles of sociology, the scientific study of human society and social behavior. This course will cover some of the basic theoretical perspectives and research methods sociologists use to examine the social world. In addition, this course will introduce you to topics including: relationships between individuals and groups; socialization; deviance and crime; inequality across social class, race, and gender; and social institutions such as the family, religion, educational system, and economy. The overarching objective of this course is to develop your sociological imagination, the ability to think critically about the linkages between individual experience, history, and the workings of society. Introductory Sociology is a general education course in the social sciences. It meets the goals of such courses by challenging students to demonstrate mastery of the factual knowledge related to the subject matter and engage in critical thinking about the social world. REQUIRED TEXT Giddens, Anthony, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, and Deborah Carr. 2008. Essentials of Sociology . 2 nd Edition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. COURSE WEBSITE This course makes use of the Moodle website. You should be able to access Moodle through your PAWS account. After you log into PAWS, you will find the link to Moodle under “Student Services.” I will use Moodle to post lecture material, grades, and announcements. Make sure to check the website regularly. There is also a website associated with your textbook. While use of the text website will not be formally required for your coursework, I do encourage you to utilize this resource for study purposes. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2010 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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