This course provides an introduction to basic theoretical principles and research methods of modern sociology, including such issues as the relationship between culture, personality and society; the fundamental forms of social structure; social institutions such as religion and the family; and social processes such as deviance and social change. As part of the course, students will be introduced to the ways in which sociology is used to gain a deeper understanding of both current and time-worn social issues as well as helping students to understand the ways in which their lives and identities have been influenced and shaped by social and cultural factors, and also gives consideration to issues pertaining to social responsibility. The course provides a strong foundation, both in terms of practical learning skills and content, for upper level Elon Core Curriculum, as well as upper level sociology courses.


4 sh


Offered fall and spring.

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