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Course Details

Title Introduction to Sociology
Field of Study Social science
Professor Jeffrey Sallaz (jsallaz@email.arizona.edu)
Type Academic course
Delivery Type Online Track (100% online course): Pre-recorded
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule N/A Recorded
Course code SOC1054
Course number 18008
Description

This course will encourage you to develop a sociological imagination, i.e., a capacity to understand how seemingly personal matters are shaped by larger social forces. The sociological imagination involves making linkages between private issues and social problems. This course will examine major topics of sociological inquiry, such as social interaction, organizations, deviant behavior and social control, social class and inequality, work, gender stratifications, urban studies, and the life course.  Class meeting include lectures, discussions in small groups, and critical film viewing. Students are expected to take an active part in the classroom.

Objective

To introduce students to the scientific study of society.

Preparations
  • No pre-requisites are required.
  • There is one required textbook: Henry L. Tischler (2010). Introduction to Sociology, Wadsworth Cengage Learning.  Any edition or format.  (available as e-textbook)
Materials
Evaluation
Midterm
35%
Final
35%
Attendance
10%
Assignment
20%
Lesson Plan
Class 1: Course Overview and Introduction
Class 2: The Sociological Perspective (Tischler, ch. 1)
Class 3: The Sociological Perspective-2
Class 4: Socialization and Development (Tischler, ch. 4)
Class 5: Education (Tischler, ch14)
Class 6: Preschool in Three Cultures exercise
Class 7: Marriage and Family, *Midterm 1
Class 8: Social Groups and Organizations (Tischler, ch. 6)
Class 9: Deviance (Tischler, ch. 7)
Class 10: Gender (Tischler, ch 11)
Class 11: Health/Age (Tischler, Ch. 17)
Class 12: Political and Economic Systems (Tischler, ch 15)
Class 13: Please Vote for Me, exercise
Class 14: Population and Urban Society, (Tischler, ch 16)
Class 15: Final Exam
Last Updated April 16, 2021
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