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Unformatted text preview: Introductory Sociology Introductory MWF 2:30-3:20 MWF BRNG 2290 BRNG Angie Andriot, Instructor Angie Angie Andriot Angie Office hours: MW 11-12 or by Office appointment (STON 340) appointment Email: aandriot@purdue.edu AIM: angieandriot Course Resources Course Required Texts: Henslin, James M. Essentials of Sociology: A Henslin, Down to Earth Approach (7th ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. and Henslin, James M. Exploring Social Life (7th Henslin, ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Electronic Resources: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/ecourses/ www.ablongman.com/henslin www.ablongman.com/henslin Course Requirements Course Quizzes Quizzes (3 @ 20% ea = 60% total) (3 Final Exam (20%) Analysis Paper (20%) Course Objectives Course Learn about major research topics and findings Learn in sociology in Recognize some of the prominent theoretical Recognize perspectives and varied methods used to understand sociological processes understand Learn to think critically about social research Learn and the conclusions drawn from it and Start to think analytically about events in your Start own life own Who are Sociologists? Who Sociology Professors Researchers Statisticians Human Resources Managers Criminologists http://www.asanet.org/ What is Sociology? What The scientific study of society and The scientific society human behavior human Science: the application of systematic the methods to obtain knowledge Society: people who share a culture people and a territory and Culture: consists of language, beliefs, consists values, norms, behaviors, objects values, The Sociological Perspective The IS: understanding human behavior by understanding placing it within its broader social context placing IS NOT: making generalizations about making the world based on your own limited experiences experiences http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/~wood/207s Structure vs. Agency Structure Where is the balance? STRUCTURE STRUCTURE “I am am entirely a product of my upbringing” upbringing” AGENCY “I am completely in control of my actions” ...
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