Principles of Sociology

Course Code GNED-130
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Principles of Sociology is an introductory course that introduces students to the basic concepts and methods of sociology. Students will see the connection between the individual and society plus connections among key sociological concepts such as culture, socialization, norms, race, gender and social class, to understand how social forces shape our behaviour. This course encourages students to recognize that diverse opinions exist in a pluralistic society.

This course pays special attention to classical social theories of Durkheim, Marx and Weber. Twentieth-century perspectives such as symbolic interaction, conflict theory, structural functionalism and feminist theories are also considered.