||Weekly Class Schedule
||Introduction to Sociology
||Monday 13:00-15:00, Wednesday 11:00-12:00
||It is a prerequisite to
||Office Hours / Room / Phone
||The course introduces students to the field of sociology by surveying social theory and empirical studies, students acquire what C. Wright Mills calls the 'sociological imagination'. The course aim is to introduce students to classical theoretical traditions of Comte, Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, as well as their contemporary heirs. This course helps students build the foundation for a deeper understanding of theory and methods in the social sciences.
||Henry L. Tischler. (2011). Introduction to Sociology, Tenth Edition. Wadsworth Cengage Learning; Anthony Giddens. (2009). Sociology, Sixth Edition. Polity Press.
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the various concepts, theories, scholars, and subfields to the diverse subject matter of sociology.
- Explain the sociological perspectives, cultural issues and different types of sociological research.
- Understand crucial importance of instutions in mediating the relations between individual ad the larger society.
- Think independently and formulate critical opinions about social life.
||Lecturing, Class discussions, and in-class assignments.
||Course Introduction / The Sociological Perspective
||Tischler (2011). pp. 2-17
||Tischler (2011). pp. 18-22
||Doing Sociology: Research Methods
||Tischler (2011). pp. 28-45
||Tischler (2011). pp. 50-60
||Social Interaction / QUIZ I.
||Tischler (2011). pp. 102-115
||Social Groups and Organizations
||Tischler (2011). pp. 120-134
||Review and Preparation of Midterm / Midterm Week
||Tischler (2011). pp. 2-134
||Tischler (2011). pp. 198-201
||Racial and Ethnic Minorities
||Tischler (2011). pp. 216-224, pp. 225, 228,
||Gender Stratification / QUIZ II.
||Tischler (2011). pp. 246-261
||Tischler (2011). pp. 294-303
||Political and Economic Systems
||Tischler (2011). pp. 342-353
||Population and Urban Society
||Tischler (2011). pp. 364-383
||Tischler (2011). pp. 320- 337
||Review and Discussion/ Final Exam
||Tischler (2011). pp. 2- 383