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250Spring08syllabus - Sociology 250: Principles of...

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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 250: Principles of Sociology Your Sociological Sensei Professor Thomas J. Linneman Office: Morton 218; Office Phone: 221-1549 Office Hours: Mon. 1-2, Wed. 1-2, Fri. 11-12, and by appointment. E-mail address: tjlinn@wm.edu Home phone: 564-7478 Introduction This course will provide you with a solid understanding of what sociology is, how it is done, and why anyone would want to do it. As a sociologist myself, I believe that the field of sociology has a lot to offer, and its my semester-long goal to convince you of this. This course will provide you with a good foundation from which you may take further sociology courses. Or, if this will be your one-and-only exposure to the field of sociology, you will leave the course with the ability to examine aspects of your life using a sociological perspective, and to examine critically sociological findings you run across. Required Readings Giddens, Anthony et al. (2008). Essentials of Sociology (2 nd Edition). New York: Norton Goodwin, Jeff and James M. Jasper (2008). The Contexts Reader . New York: Norton The Bottom Line...
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