Analysis of human societies in the U.S. and abroad; major institutions, groups, and interaction patterns from the sociological perspective. We will be active in examining patterns in society that shape us as individuals: Where do we form our sense of self? Is there such a thing as cell phone addiction? What is deviance? Is peace possible?
This class implements a large variety of media in an attempt to create an online learning experience that is very "face to face" and "personal." We accomplish this through the use of many videos uploaded weekly; online chats and discussions; a focus on constant email contact; and access to speaking directly to the professor as well as the potential to meet in person.
We will examine concepts such as social control and how we are socialized, discuss social movements and the importance of a multicultural perspective, examine prejudice and discrimination, and discover why humans behave the ways we do. We will also be active in observing and interacting with our local communities, and form solutions to the many social problems we face. Great fun, a very interactive class experience, and lots of learning! Please join us!
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Social/Behavioral Sciences (Category 3C) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).