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Sociology 110: Introduction to Sociology
American Business School Paris
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of sociology. It surveys the main theoretical approaches and problems in the study of social life. Topics include the basic processes of social interaction, class and stratification, political power, education and the family.
COURSE OBJECTIVE :
To help the student become familiar with standard sociological vocabulary and understand the development of today's science of sociology.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY :
Because of the amount of material to be covered, this class will be primarily a lecture class. Students will be expected to ask and answer questions concerning the material covered, however, and are therefore expected to prepare the chapters in advance.
- Introduction to Psychology ; Social Interaction
- Functionalism, structure and action
- Role theory & Models of Man
- Deviance and groups
- Social Stratification
- Global Inequality
- Economics & Politics
- Education & Schooling
- Religion & Secularisation
- Sex & Gender
Society : A Global Introduction, Macionis, Prentice Hall, 2nd European Ed., 2002
The final grade will be made up of a research project and a class presentation of it (40%), a mid-term test (30%), and a final examination (30%).