SOC 102 - Introduction to Sociology: Special Topics
Section: 001 Understanding 2016 Election: Sociological Perspective
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to students who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 100, 195, 300, or 302.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Restricted to first- and second-year students.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Juniors and seniors electing an introductory course should elect SOC 300 or SOC 302.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology major.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

The result of the 2016 U.S. presidential election came as a surprise to many, but there are several factors that have been years and even decades in the making that contributed to the outcome in the United States and also recent elections and political developments worldwide. The discipline of sociology provides a set of theories, concepts, and methods that can help us to understand how political, economic, and especially social forces impact major historical events such as the election of Donald Trump as well as the more localized histories of everyday lives in communities, workplaces, and families. In this course students will be introduced to some the key concepts and theories used by sociologists to understand human social behavior. We will focus upon the United States context and the goal will be to acquire a better understanding of processes rather than attempting to make judgments about the outcome or future. Students will be guided to explore topics including democracy, power, policy, rights, social/political movements (including populism), and media (information, news and “fake news”) in connection with the traditional sociological concerns of culture, socialization, social groups, social control, and social inequality (race and racism, gender, and social class).

SOC 102 - Introduction to Sociology: Special Topics
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001 (LEC)
 
17266
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150
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT ONE DIS 002-004.
002 (DIS)
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23358
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25Y1 or Y2
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT ONE DIS 002-011.
003 (DIS)
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17267
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25Y1 or Y2
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT ONE DIS 002-011.
004 (DIS)
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27736
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25Y1 or Y2
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
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27737
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25Y1 or Y2
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
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27738
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25Y1 or Y2
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
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27739
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
30902
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150
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
021 (DIS)
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30903
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25Y1 or Y2
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
022 (DIS)
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31595
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
023 (DIS)
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31596
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
024 (DIS)
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31597
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
025 (DIS)
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31598
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
026 (DIS)
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31599
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25Y1 or Y2
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9781620972250
Strangers in Their Own Land, Author: Arlie Hochschild, Publisher: The New Press 2016
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