How Societies Work: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

CGS SS 101

CGS SS 101 -- How Societies Work: An Introduction to the Social Sciences This course introduces students to the methods of inquiry and principal concepts of the social sciences--a handful of disciplines that includes anthropology, sociology, social psychology, economics, political science, and history. Through the analysis of contemporary society and cross-cultural studies, students will examine the importance of culture, the economy, and power and authority, and learn how these structures interconnect with each other to give rise to distinctive patterns of human thought and behavior. Consideration is given to the categories of race, class, and gender, both as markers of identity and bases for systems of social inequality. The course emphasizes the classical sociological theories of Durkheim, Marx, and Weber and instructs students on how to use these theories to critically evaluate social structures and historical change. One lecture, two discussions, and one additional contact hour as assigned.[ 4 cr.]

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A1 McGrath CGS 527 MW 2:30 pm-3:20 pm

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A2 McGrath CGS 527 MW 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

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A3 McGrath CGS 323 WF 10:10 am-11:00 am Class Full

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AA McGrath CGS 129 MF 12:20 pm-1:10 pm

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B1 Corrin STH B22 MW 2:30 pm-3:20 pm Class Full

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B2 Corrin SHA 206 MW 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

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B3 Corrin FLR 123 WF 11:15 am-12:05 pm Class Full

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BB Corrin CGS 505 MF 12:20 pm-1:10 pm

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C1 Marr CAS 315 MW 1:25 pm-2:15 pm Class Full

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C2 Marr CAS 216 MW 2:30 pm-3:20 pm Class Full

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C3 Marr FLR 134 WF 10:10 am-11:00 am Class Full

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CC Marr CGS 129 MF 11:15 am-12:05 pm

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