SOC 1000: Introduction to Sociology
|Harvard College/GSAS: Fall 2022|
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY: COURSE TRAILER
Meeting Time: 10:30 - 11:45 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Meeting Place: Harvard Art Museums 0630: Deknatel Lecture Hall (please note new location!)
Professor: Danilo Mandić
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00 - 14:00 in 604 William James Hall.
Cat O'Donnell (email@example.com)
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Minjin Chae (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Evan MacKay (email@example.com)
Office hours by appointment via email
Syllabus: [right here] PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE UPDATED, FALL 2022 SYLLABUS (throw away old versions!)
What is society? What is the role of the individual in society? How does the way society is organized affect the behaviors and beliefs of people who live in it? How can we change our societies? This course introduces students to the field of sociology. By surveying social theory as well as empirical studies, students acquire what C. Wright Mills calls the "sociological imagination": the ability to think beyond our personal lives and to connect the experiences of individuals with large social structures. Readings include prominent empirical investigations into family dynamics, class inequalities, gender roles, organizations, religions, the nation-state, capitalism, democracy, and globalization. We examine common-sense assumptions about culture, politics, history, and psychology, and empower students to replace them with evidence-based reasoning. By emphasizing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, this course helps students build the foundation for a deeper understanding of theory and methods in the social sciences.
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