SOC 300 - Sociological Principles and Problems
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 100 or 195.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
A student can enroll in SOC 300 as long as they have not taken SOC 100, 101, 102, 105, 195 or 202.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed for upper-level undergraduate students asking the question “What Is Sociology?” It will explore a sample of sociology’s key thinkers, theories, sub-fields, and contemporary issues. For some, the course will serve as an introduction; for others, as an integration of more specialized courses.

The course will be organized in three units: Micro-Sociology, Meso-Sociology, and Macro-Sociology. Analysis of primary sources will be enhanced by secondary source readings and students’ research on assigned or elective topics. Classroom time will be comprised of small- and large-group discussion, formal presentations, and audio-visual supplements. Grading opportunities will include quizzes, a project, and three short papers, one of which will be a take-home final focusing the student’s fully formulated answer to the question, “What Is Sociology?”

SOC 300 - Sociological Principles and Problems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0393932443
Readings for sociology, Author: edited by Garth Massey., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company 6th ed. 2009
Additional readings as assigned and posted on C-Tools Course Site.
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