SOC 195 - Principles in Sociology (Honors)
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is not granted for both SOC 195 and SOC 100, 202, or 300. No credit for seniors.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to first- and second-year students admitted to the Honors Program, or other first- and second-year students with a grade point average of at least 3.2. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 202 or 300.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology concentration plan. (Introductory course).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

SOC 195 is an introduction to sociology through the comparative, in-depth study of the two societies that are of deep concern to us at the moment, one because we live in it and the other because we fight in it: namely, the American and Iraqi societies. The purpose of the course is to gain insight into how the American and Iraqi societies that are alternately portrayed as being structurally and culturally very different from one another on the one hand, yet very similar to one another on the other — especially in relation to their stand toward the democratic ideal — can be approached and analyzed sociologically. The class commences with a discussion of the four main sociological approaches (conflict, consensus, social interactionist and interrogative) to the study of society, which the students then apply to topics of their choice and present their applications in class. The analysis of these the American and Iraqi societies with respect to major sociological concepts such as the family, state, gender, race and ethnicity follows; a subsequent student-designed midterm tests the level of acquired knowledge. The course concludes with in-class student presentations of the final papers the students submit for the course. In all, the course requirements include in-class student presentation, student-designed midterm and a final paper.

SOC 195 - Principles in Sociology (Honors)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
2LSA Hnrs
MW 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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