About SOC 1500 C

Fundamental principles and problems in the sociological analysis of the structure and dynamics of modern society.


PRNU majors only the week of registration; Open to Degree and PACE students

Section Description

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the academic discipline of sociology and to the sociological perspective. We will examine the major subfields of sociology, such as inequality, social movements, race and ethnicity, gender, family, crime, and environmental sociology. We will cover the principal methods of data gathering and analysis used in sociological research, and some of the most important contributions made by sociologists to social theory.

Section Expectation

This course has three classes each week. This is a large lecture course and will have several teaching assistants. Students are expected to attend all classes and to be engaged in class activities. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, guest lectures, interactive activities, and films. The class will have three exams. The classroom is screen-free (no phones, no laptops, no devices). If you prefer to use a laptop to take notes then please select one of the other sections of this course.


The grades in this course will be based on the three in-class exams, two short papers, and attendance. The exams will cover material from lectures, readings, discussions, films, and guest speakers. There may be opportunities for extra credit during the semester.

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