Introductory Sociology I
An introduction to the study of human society and social interaction. The theoretical perspectives of functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism are examined along with basic concepts such as culture, family, work and more. An overview of research methodology is provided, and social stratification, socialization, inequality, globalization and deviance are examined. Students are encouraged to cultivate a “sociological imagination” while considering how human behavior is shaped by group life, and group life is affected by individuals.