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Welcome

Office Hours and Contact Information

Office: James Hall 3612 Office Hours: MW 11:30-12:30 or by Appt
Tel: 718-951-5614 Email: cbmunoz@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Lecture: MW 12:50-2:05 3203J

Course Overview

This course introduces students to the discipline of sociology. What is sociology? Why is it important? Over the course of the semester students will develop what C. W Mills called a “sociological imagination” that will allow them to see how individuals are shaped by social structures and institutions, and in turn recreate those institutions. We will discuss theoretical and methodological approaches, becoming aware of how sociologists make sense of this complex social world.

Sociology is a very broad discipline. We will not be able to cover all topics that are of interest to sociologists. In this course we will first focus on sociological theories and methods. Next we turn to social structures and socialization. Then we will cover social inequality, especially race, class, and gender inequality. We will end the course with how to make changes in our society.

Please see the menu above for the Syllabus, Readings, and other pages.

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