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I am teaching two Writing Intensive sections of Sociology 100 in  Spring 2017.

SOC 100 Section 0901 : Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45 am in N472

SOC 100 Section 1204 : Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:45 pm in N780

Course Description

Sociology gives us tools to examine and think differently about society, communities and ourselves. Sociologists challenge assumptions about the world, and study issues, ideas, and practices of everyday life that often go unrecognized.

This course examines the social world, focusing on the interactions that individuals have with social forces, structures, and institutions as well as the ways in which these interactions shape everyday lived experiences. We will use different theoretical and methodological approaches to study issues such as: culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, migration, labor, family, prisons, and education, from a sociological perspective. Questions of power, inequality, and social change are central to this course.

Students who engage with the material and complete the work in this course will:

  • Be able to explain the main sociological theories, concepts and methods as presented in class.
  • Be ale to apply sociological concepts and theories to the social world and to everyday life.
  • Employ sociology as a form of critical thinking and analysis.

This is a Writing Intensive course that fulfills the WI requirement for graduation. Writing intensive courses pay special attention to developing critical reading, writing, and analytic skills to prepare students for college-level coursework in general. Both informal and formal writing will be designed to maximize your understanding of the subject matter. Formal writing assignments, at least 10-12 pages total, account for a significant portion of your grade and will include opportunities for revision.

 

Image (above) from Octavia Butler’s notebook (1988), available here

 

 

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