SOC 261 Through the Sociological Lens I

This course is an introductory sociology class that focuses on applying sociological concepts to study abroad. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the discipline of sociology and the practical use of the discipline by exploring the impact of social forces on everyday life. Through the Sociological Lens I involves a focus on culture, diversity, and community using a sociological perspective. Students will also be introduced to basic qualitative sociological inquiry by applying visual research tools. Sociology broadens social insights, fosters critical thinking, trains students in methods of gathering and analyzing data, and helps students develop their writing skills. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: GP, SS-1, WI. (3)