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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid August 22, 2011
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Who’s in charge here? A. Douglas Kincaid n Associate Professor of Sociology n Research interests: economic and political development in Central America, international migration, nationalism n Summer study abroad program in Genoa, Italy Elaine Whitt n Graduate Assistant n MA candidate, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Today’s Outline n Course introduction n Readings n Website n Requirements n Expectations n Assignment for 8/24/11
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Course introduction n What is sociology? Ø A discipline : one of many professional fields of academic research and training Ø A perspective : a particular approach to analyzing human behavior and interaction Ø A set of inter-related ideas : serving as the basis for a sociological explanation of behavior and interaction n This course focuses on the third of these notions Ø Less broad, more systematic than most introductory sociology courses Ø More encompassing than courses focused on specific subfields, themes, or issues
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