SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 020
Term: WN 2008
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:

Sociology is the study of human beings and their social arrangements. One can view the academic discipline of sociology as a method for asking questions, a group of authors, a collection of writings, or a set of issues. This course helps students to explore sociology using contemporary social issues or "problems" as the entry point. During the Winter '08 academic term, the course will begin with a general introduction to the field of sociology, followed by the consideration of three basic social realities and an aspect of each that might be framed as a "problem": 1. Money, as the globalization of capitalism; 2. Sex, as the social construction of gender and sexuality; and 3. Religion, as the emergence of contemporary fundamentalisms. The class will also consider race as a subtext in each of the three issues.

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
21158
Open
8
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
21159
Closed
0
2Fr or So or Jr
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
21160
Closed
0
7Fr or So or Jr
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
21161
Closed
0
2Fr or So or Jr
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
21162
Open
2
7Fr or So or Jr
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
21163
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
21175
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
27675
Open
6
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
021 (DIS)
P
27676
Open
1
3Fr or So or Jr
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
022 (DIS)
P
27677
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
023 (DIS)
P
27678
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
024 (DIS)
P
27679
Open
1
2Fr or So or Jr
-
M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
025 (DIS)
P
27683
Open
1
4Fr or So or Jr
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
026 (DIS)
P
27680
Open
2
2Fr or So or Jr
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M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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