SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 020
Term: FA 2009
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.
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:

Black/White, Male/Female, Straight/Gay, Mind/Body, Normal/Perverse. Contemporary U.S. culture and society are built on numerous untenable binaries related to and predicated on gender dualism. Whether we speak of the “opposite sex,” “opposites attract,” “taking it like a man,” or “throwing like a girl,” socially produced gender differences are experienced as normal, natural, and inevitable in everyday life. But how are these oppositional gender differences produced? How does the seemingly natural gender dichotomy play out in sporty and sexuality? How does sport help produce and maintain the “naturalness” of the two-sex system and its attendant hierarchies of race and class? With what consequences? This course provides an introduction to sociology through a focus on the interconnections of gender, sexuality and sport, mindful of the ways gender intertwines with race and class.

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29141
Open
8
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (002-010)
002 (DIS)
P
29143
Closed
0
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
29145
Open
6
6Fr or So or Jr
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
30241
Open
2
2Fr or So or Jr
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30243
Closed
0
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30247
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
34579
Open
37
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 020 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (021-026)
021 (DIS)
P
34581
Open
5
5Fr or So or Jr
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
022 (DIS)
P
34583
Open
2
2Fr or So or Jr
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
024 (DIS)
P
34585
Closed
0
1Fr or So or Jr
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
025 (DIS)
P
45146
Open
3
3Fr or So or Jr
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
026 (DIS)
P
34587
Open
2
3Fr or So or Jr
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0813519233
Gender play : girls and boys in school, Author: Barrie Thorne., Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press 8. print. 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for SOC 102 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)