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SOCI.1010: Introduction to Sociology

Welcome to Introduction to Sociology with Professor Najarian Souza

This course is organized around several key questions that will be used to help engage students in the study of our social world from a variety of sociological perspectives. Questions which we will explore include: What is sociology? How do sociologists study the world? What does it mean to consider the media as a social institution? How do we come to know what we know? What is the role of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability in our daily lived experiences and how do these things relate to the construction of knowledge? What is the relationship between various issues in our society and social policy?

Required Texts

Schaefer, R. T. (2019). Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 13th Edition. (e-book not available from our vendor. Old edition on Internet Archive)
Spradley, T. and J. Spradley (1987). Deaf Like Me.
Course Reader.

Title is in Internet Archive. Can be borrowed for one hour.

Article LIst

Course Reader for SOCI 1010: Introduction to Sociology Professor Cheryl Najarian Souza
Spring 2021

“Bringing Disability into the Sociological Frame: A comparison of disability with race, sex, and sexual orientation statuses,” Disability and Society, Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 5-19. No access.