Course Descriptions

01:920:215 Six Great Reads: Explorations in Sociology

  • Required for Major: Yes
  • SAS Core: CCD, SCL
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-reqs required: No
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Course Notes / Requirements: The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Description:

This course engages with six award-winning books, written by sociologists, that critically examine social justice and the role of power in social systems for a variety of topics. In addition to discussing and debating the substance of these issues, we will look closely at how authors support their findings. We will also consider the larger public and academic conversations these books enter. Finally, we will consider connections between the different concepts and ideas developed in each separate work. The defining feature of this course is deep engagement with a few topics rather than the broad overview of the discipline that relies on more numerous works.

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