Sociology is a relatively new discipline in comparison to chemistry, math, biology, philosophy and other disciplines that trace back thousands of years sociology began as an intellectual/philosophical effort by a french man named auguste comte (born 1798 and died 1857) he is considered the founder of sociology and. Introduction to sociology so1310/1311 introduction to sociology (10 ects credits) lecturer(s): prof richard layte and dr pablo gracia module content/ outline: this module introduces students to the discipline of sociology sociology enables us to understand and critically explore the social world in which we live. Together with soci 1211 this course is an introduction to the discipline of sociology because humans are social by nature, all of us are members of various social groupings and are located in a social system we can only achieve an adequate understanding of ourselves after we have acquired the tools to understand that. Sociology is built on the premise that human beings are crucially shaped by the associations each person has with others these associations range from small, intimate groups like the family to vast, impersonal groupings like a metropolis in this course we will follow the major implications of this way of understanding. From feminism to marxism and functionalism, this course offers a fresh perspective on sociological topics like culture, gender, sexuality, race, class and more this course will cover topics found on the clep sociology exam.
The field of sociology what is sociology what do sociologists study the origins of sociology the institutionalization of sociology sociology today sources have you ever wondered why individuals and societies are so varied do you ask what social forces have shaped different existences the quest to understand. Introduction sociology is the scientific study of the individual and group behavior within society a standard textbook approach emphasizes several theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior however, there are four main approaches: structural-functionalism, social-conflict,. Nptel provides e-learning through online web and video courses various streams. Watch our detailed video lessons to explore the basic principles of sociology take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your understanding.
Learn about social inequality, deviant behaviour, war and genocide, and social movements in this introductory online sociology course at queen's university. Introduction to sociology looks at what sociology can do sociologists find out about how people live in and think about the world, they generate or apply theories about social life, they analyse how groups portray themselves and others, and critique inequality and injustice you will consider how contemporary sociologists.
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Anthony giddens, former director of the london school of economics and a current member of the house of lords, is a world-renowned social theorist who has written over forty books he has written on just about every major topic in sociology but is best known for his work on modernization theory and globalization. Messagewelcomefirstpart introduction to sociology messagewelcome secondpart.
The goals of this course are to increase your awareness of the realities that surround us, and to provide you with the tools you need to move forward with a sensible understanding of the world you live in sociology 287 is an excellent, entertaining, and exciting introduction to the fascinating and enlightening. Introduction to sociology concerts, sports games, and political rallies can have very large crowds when you attend one of these events, you may know only the people you came with yet you may experience a feeling of connection to the group you are one of the crowd you cheer and applaud when everyone else does. Soc-110 introduction to sociology (300) surveys the basic principles, concepts, research strategies and empirical findings representative of the field today the course examines the range of sociological thought, identifies areas of specialization within the discipline and establishes a basis for further study in the field.