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SOC 1000 The Social World

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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Dec 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is great for anyone who is thinking of majoring in sociology. It introduces you to the wonderful "social world" and how it shapes our daily lives. Professor Eyal is an amazing professor filled with knowledge and insight and you'll enjoy the class a lot.

    Course highlights:

    The readings in this class were always interesting (although heavy at times). It was a good foundation for the study of sociology and has arguably helped me as I progressed further into the major.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study the readings thoroughly. If it is too long and you feel like you are having trouble finishing them all in time, pick one or two to close read and then skim the rest.

    • Fall 2015
    • Gil Eyal
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    May 24, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Rather than focus the class on a description of race, class, and gender, as most intro to sociology courses might, Professor Khan chose a topic-based approach, dedicating each week to clear topics such as social psychology, political sociology, and economics, while explaining how race, class, and gender interface throughout those domains.

    Course highlights:

    The readings for the first half of the course consisted mainly of scholarly articles, whereas the second half utilized books to illustrated the larger themes of the class. I particularly enjoyed the book Evicted, by Matthew Desmond, which shed light on the realities of low-income families in big cities and their plight of near homelessness on a constant basis.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Carve out regular intervals for tackling the fairly serious amount of required reading -- otherwise you will be left under a pile of three hundred pages on a Sunday night with a 1000 word essay ahead of you.

    • Spring 2016
    • Shamus Khan
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Mar 17, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    First of all, those who dislike midterms and finals will enjoy this course, because there are none. However, every week there will be a paper and a quiz due. That being said, this means that all the assignments will never be on material more than a week old. While I found the class material to be interesting, I would highly recommend this course because of Professor Khan.

    Course highlights:

    I found all the topics covered to be interesting. The Social World provided me with a deeper insight into certain aspects of history and life in general. I feel that Professor Khan was a major part of my enjoyment in the course, his lectures weren't monotonous and he spent enough time on each topic to make it clear and understandable to students.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Reading every word of each reading assignment is not necessary, but knowing the main idea, certain details and quotes of each, is.

    • Spring 2016
    • Khan
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments

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