Critical introduction to basic sociology concepts. Examination of major theoretical perspectives and research methods. Topics include: economic stratification, race, gender, family, deviance, complex organizations.
- Understand the kinds of questions sociologists have typically addressed and the role sociology plays in contributing to our understanding of social reality.
- Understand the connection between the individual and society.
- Use the methods sociologists use to answer important questions about society.
- Use the sociological imagination to understand their role in making, maintaining, or changing society.
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