Introduction to Sociology

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Introduction to Sociology is a survey of the concepts, methods, and theories scientists use to study social life. Lecture and course materials explore the sociological paradigm, major theoretical perspectives, research strategies, and politics of science. The goal of this course is to acquire two intersecting forms of knowledge: scientific – competency in the language and logic sociologists use to describe, explain, and understand social structure and processes; critical-practical – to see science as a method for criticizing exploitative-oppressive social relations and imagining and constructing alternative possibilities. The course is designed to help students develop a sociological vocabulary and conceptual inventory; cultivate a critical sociological perspective, what C. Wright Mills calls "sociological imagination"; recognize the major social forces and relations that produce and reproduce social order; identify and comprehend the structural contradictions and social struggles that surround and involve us; develop a critique of scientific practice, which involves understanding how scientific research and social policy are created, who they are created for, and what purpose they serve.



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