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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY SOCIOLOGY 101 Section 2B YORK COLLEGE/CUNY Summer Session II Instructor: Maria Biskup Course Time: Mon.-Thurs; 12:00pm-2:50pm Email: [email protected] Course Location: AC-3C03 Office: AC-3A02 Department: AC-3A11; (718) 262-2606 Office hours: By appointment only REQUIRED TEXTS Introduction to Sociology by Anthony Giddens, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, and Deborah Carr (7th Edition) Additional readings to be announced. COURSE DESCRIPTION Introduction to the basic premises of sociology; the role of social factors as a determinant of human behavior; the formation and function of social institutions; the logic of sociological inquiry. Broadly speaking, sociology is the scientific study of human society. Through readings, lectures, and discussions, you will learn about the origins of sociology as a discipline and learn to use the sociological perspective, which emphasizes the connections between larger social conditions and individual lives. We will study different theories and methods used within sociology to address a variety of topics of interest to the sociologist, including socialization, interaction in groups, institutions, crime and deviance, class, race, and gender inequality, and social change.
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