SOCI001 - INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY

We live in a country which places a premium on indivdual accomplishments. Hence, all of you worked extremely hard to get into Penn. Yet, social factors also have an impact on life chance. This class provides an oveview of how membership in social groups shapes the outcomes of individuals. We will look at a range of topics from the organizational factors which promoted racial inequality in Ferguson, Mo to the refusal of (mostly elite) parents to vaccinate their children. The experience of women and men in the labor market -- and the social factors that lead women to earn less than men -- is another interesting topic taken up in the course. Who gets ahead in America? Course requirements include a midterm, research paper (five to six pages), final and recitation activities. Students are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the topic. Welcome to the course!
Society sector (all classes)
Section 401 - LEC
Sociology is an exciting discipline and my goal in this class is to illustrate the extreme relevance of sociological concepts in explaining everyday life and current societal organizations. Sociology is the academic discipline concerned with the systematic investigation and understanding of human action and interaction. This broad definition includes everything from the actions, attitudes, and beliefs of individual persons to the structures and cultures of entire societies and global regions. In this introductory course, we analyze how social structures and cultures are created, maintained, and changed, and how they affect the lives of individuals. In this course, we will reconsider our taken for granted world and examine what theory and research can tell us about our social world.
MW 1100AM-1200PM
IMOAGENE, ONOSO
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110
Section 402 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
FERGUSON, SHERELLE
MCNEIL BUILDING 395
Section 403 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
FERGUSON, SHERELLE
MCNEIL BUILDING 395
Section 404 - REC
R 0930AM-1030AM
HOPPE, ALEXANDER
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4C4
Section 405 - REC
R 1030AM-1130AM
HOPPE, ALEXANDER
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2C6
Section 406 - REC
R 1100AM-1200PM
SIMMS, ANGELA
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 218
Section 407 - REC
R 1200PM-0100PM
SIMMS, ANGELA
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 103
Section 601 - LEC
What is a society? How do society and people affect each other? This course provides an introduction to the study of society. We will explore the social basis of everyday activities with particular attention to social stratification and inequality. Specific course topics include and are not limited to education, family, gender, race, and culture. By making vivid the social formation of human life, sociology helps develop critical thinking over the social structures and processes that shape everyday interaction.
W 0500PM-0800PM
CHIANG, YI-LIN
MCNEIL BUILDING 410
Section 050 - LEC