SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 020
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:

The relationship between systems of race and class assignment on the one hand, and social inequalities (in economic resources and educational opportunities, in status and respect, in legal rights and political power) on the other, is a central concern for many sociologists. This course introduces students to how sociologists think about these relationships and the forces that drive them. We will explore these relationships at two levels ­ metro Detroit and the United States as a whole ­ paying attention to how these levels interact. On occasion, we will compare the U.S. experience with that of other countries. As we proceed, we will ask what causes the kinds of social inequalities that we find, why they evolve as they do, and how they affect individuals, groups, communities, and nations. Insofar as these inequalities are harmful ­ and they often are ­ we will also be concerned with what can be done to reduce them and/or the damage they do.

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
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
21815
Closed
0
5Fr or So or Jr
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
21816
Open
4
5Fr or So or Jr
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
21817
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
21818
Open
3
4Fr or So or Jr
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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
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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)
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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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