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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Sociology

Fall 2015

ADSO 100101  Introductory Sociology
This course introduces students to historic and current topics in sociology.  Sociology is the study of the development, structure, function, collective behavior and collective problems of human society.  The course introduces essential concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. Special topics include group interaction in everyday life, altruism and morality in social contexts, evolving conceptions of the family and other social groups, societal facets of economics, and how group conduct is shaped by conceptions of gender, race, ethnicity and class.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Sept 3–Dec 17, Lois Condie

ADSO 115101  Power in Society: Power & Control: Tensions of Inequality
Examines the dynamic changes now crafting new definitions of the “elite” social class, the disappearing middle class, and the increasing visible, disenfranchised “other” class. Changing social systems and power shifts are analyzed in such cities as Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York and Miami. Explores the cultural, medical, commercial and financial worlds as well as reactions to the power system with respect to ethics, race and gender, and economic opportunities.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Sept 2–Dec 16, Rebekah Zincavage


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