SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of eight credits elected through SOC 102, 202, 203, and 401, provided that the course topics are different. No credit for seniors.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 300 or 401.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology concentration plan. (Introductory course).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This offering of SOC 102 will be taught through the lens of social stratification and inequality. Social stratification is a cornerstone topic in the field, and is central to understanding the social forces that generate and perpetuate inequalities among individuals and groups in every society. While most people are aware that some individuals are rich and powerful while others are not, there is less recognition of the systems of social stratification that shape how much wealth, power and prestige different people hold. Stratification systems also influence people’s educational attainment, working lives, health, and opportunities for a better life for themselves or their children, among other crucial outcomes. In this course we will examine some of the key theoretical frameworks that sociologists have used to explain social stratification and inequality, as well as looking at the evidence for levels and trends of inequality in the United States and other parts of the world. We will focus on the systems of class and status that structure society, as well as other axes of social inequalities, particularly race, ethnicity and gender.

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
21019
Open
7
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (002-010)
002 (DIS)
P
21020
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
21021
Open
3
3Fr or So or Jr
-
M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
21815
Closed
0
5Fr or So or Jr
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
21816
Open
4
5Fr or So or Jr
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
21817
Closed
0
 
-
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
21818
Open
3
4Fr or So or Jr
-
F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
25055
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 020 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (021-026)
021 (DIS)
P
25056
Closed
0
7Fr or So or Jr
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
022 (DIS)
P
25057
Open
3
4Fr or So or Jr
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
023 (DIS)
P
25058
Open
1
2Fr or So or Jr
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
024 (DIS)
P
25059
Closed
0
3Fr or So or Jr
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
025 (DIS)
P
25060
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
026 (DIS)
P
25061
Open
2
2Fr or So or Jr
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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