Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
This course introduces students to sociology as a discipline of both ideas (theory) and practice (research). In terms of theory, the course focuses on central sociological concepts and hypotheses about the relations between social phenomena -- from broad questions about "how society works" (or why it doesn't work") to narrow questions about specific social issues. In terms of research, the course focuses on how sociologist define their questions and how they go about answering them. In the process, students will be introduced to some of the major sub-fields within the discipline.