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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2008

SOC 302 • Intro to the Study of Society (46320-46395)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46370 MW
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
WCH 1.120

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the theories, methodologies, vocabulary, and themes of the discipline of sociology. During the semester, we will explore the linkage between individuals and the larger cultures, contexts, and groups in which they live their lives in order to better understand the structure and function of social interaction, human behavior, and the institutional framework of society. The over-arching purpose of the course is to instill in you the "sociological imagination", which can then be used to decipher current social issues and patterns of everyday life.

Grading Policy

The course involves weekly readings from a textbook, three examinations, and three short (two-page) papers over the course semester.


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