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Sociology 110: Introduction to Sociology
The American Business School in 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.
To help the student become familiar with standard sociological vocabulary and understand the development of today's science of sociology.
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
Society: A Global Introduction, Macionis, Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2008
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%).