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Sociology 110: Introduction to Sociology
The American Business School in Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Sociology 100 English 3 45 None

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 & Secularization
- Sex & Gender

TEXT:
Society: A Global Introduction, Macionis, Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2008

EVALUATION:
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%).










 
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