SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
Section: 001
Term: FA 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 102, 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 not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Sociology may be defined simply as “the study of human groups” or the “study of human social arrangements,” but sociology is also a perspective, a set of methods, a canon of literature, and an ongoing conversation about the patterns, probabilities, principles and processes that characterize society.

This course will be divided into three sections: (1) an introduction to sociology as a discipline and mindset, using Allan Johnson’s book, The Forest and the Trees, 3e; (2) the history of sociology – its key figures and the major concepts that have occupied the field over the past century and a half, using Fred Pampel’s book, Sociological Lives and Ideas; and (3) a sample of contemporary issues addressed by sociology – economic inequality, racial re-segregation, and immigration, based on a series of articles available on the course website.

Course Requirements:

Students will demonstrate their learning through three non-cumulative tests, a short paper related to Johnson’s book, a group presentation on a contemporary social issue, and participation in discussion sections and lecture.

SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11962
Open
91
 
3
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (002-011).
002 (DIS)
P
11963
Closed
0
5Y1 or Y2
2
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11964
Closed
0
4Y1 or Y2
1
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11965
Open
16
16Y1 or Y2
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
11966
Open
8
8Y1 or Y2
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
11967
Open
5
5Y1 or Y2
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
20338
Closed
0
4Y1 or Y2
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
20340
Closed
0
3Y1 or Y2
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
20339
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
21209
Open
1
3Y1 or Y2
-
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
26721
Open
12
13Y1 or Y2
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
26737
Open
25
25Y1 or Y2
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
P
29506
Open
23
23Y1 or Y2
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
21494
Open
204
 
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
021 (DIS)
P
21495
Open
4
4Y1 or Y2
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
022 (DIS)
P
21496
Open
10
10Y1 or Y2
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
023 (DIS)
P
21497
Open
12
12Y1 or Y2
-
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
024 (DIS)
P
21498
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
025 (DIS)
P
21499
Open
3
3Y1 or Y2
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
026 (DIS)
P
21500
Open
10
10Y1 or Y2
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
027 (DIS)
P
21853
Open
2
2Y1 or Y2
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
028 (DIS)
P
21854
Open
10
10Y1 or Y2
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
029 (DIS)
P
21855
Open
13
13Y1 or Y2
-
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
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 100 (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)