This course is an introduction to a set of sociological perspectives on human life that allow us to understand how our personal lives are affected by interpersonal relationships, by group affiliations, and by groups in interaction and conflict with one another. It provides the scientific tools to develop an objective, sociological imagination that allows us to interpret the objects, events, and experiences of our lives as a part of interactive symbolic meanings, group dynamics, and collective societal forces enmeshed in 21st-century global trends. Policies
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Course Materials Schaefer, R. T. (2011). Sociology: A brief introduction (9th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
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Week One: Sociology and Social Groups | | Details | Due | Points | Objectives | 1.1 Discuss the social construction of reality. 1.2 Distinguish between sociological perspectives. 1.3 Develop a sociological imagination. 1.4 Identify components of social groups and organizations. | | | Readings | Read Ch. 1, 3, 5, & 12 of