Socl 101 Syllabus

Socl 101 Syllabus - Loyola University of Chicago Fall 2010...

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Loyola University of Chicago Fall 2010 S101 – The Sociological Perspective TTH: 11:30am-12:45pm Dumbach Hall, room 125 Professor Anne Figert Office: Coffey Hall 421 Office Hours: TUES and THURS 1:00-2:15 OR by appointment Phone : (773) 508-3431 Email: afigert@luc.edu Course Description This course is designed to introduce you to the distinctively sociological perspective of analyzing people, societies and their structures and cultures. Why? Because people are constantly striving to make sense of their world and sociology offers a unique perspective that will allow you to do this now and for the rest of your life. We will examine the many questions, theories and methods that sociologists employ in their perspective and craft. The topics will range from how we use nonverbal communication to the social construction and meaning of differences to changing population dynamics. At the end of this course, you will have a stronger appreciation for which you are as a human being, how the time and place you live affects that and what it means to be part of a diverse society. T herefore, Sociology 101 counts for partial fulfillment (one course) of Loyola University's social science core curriculum requirement, fulfills a critical thinking skill area and meets the Value area of understanding diversity in the U.S. and the world. Learning Goals for the Course A learning goal is a statement expressing the knowledge or skills the students should be able to acquire as a result of taking a course. At the end of this course, you should be able: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Sociological Perspective and how it differs from other perspectives on the social world. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among cultural, economic, political, and social forces, and their impact on human behavior. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of differences of class, gender, and race in societies, states, and cultures. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of how our individual self concepts form as a complex interaction of the biological, familial, societal, and cultural contexts in which we develop. 5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze a reading selection, newspaper/magazine article or film/movie for sociological content. 6. Demonstrate awareness that human values and behavior, ideas of justice, and methods of interpretation are influenced by culture and time.
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Required Reading The books are available at the Campus Bookstore in the Granada Centre and at Beck’s Bookstore on Sheridan Road. (1) Susan Ferguson, Mapping the Social Landscape . 2010. Sixth Edition. McGraw-Hill. (2) George Orwell. Animal Farm . [1946]. 1996. Signet Classics but any edition is fine. (3) Some of the readings for this class are found on the web and they are marked as such on the syllabus and links are made available through the blackboard site. You all have access to the web through your Loyola computer services. Various internet sites are marked in bold with http:// address in the syllabus . Because they are on the web, they may be subject to change. I will
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