Minor in Sociology and Social Anthropology of Social Justice and Inequality - The Sociological Perspective: Thinking and Doing Sociology SOSA 2002X/Y    The Sociological Perspective: Thinking and Doing Sociology
Sociologists are interested in understanding the social world. They do not rely on preconceived ideas alone to enrich this understanding, but see the need to conduct studies, carry out investigations, make observations, analyze findings, formulate ideas, and construct theories and interpretations about what they find. This course looks at the ways sociologists go about their work. What are some of the dominant ways of thinking current in sociology today? What are the relationships between such ways of thinking and what are seen as questions to investigate? How do sociologists do their research? What are social surveys, interviews, theories, sociological ideas? What is distinctive about a sociological way of looking at a problem?
NOTES: Students taking this course must register in both X and Y in consecutive terms; credit will be given only if both are completed consecutively.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA course at the 1000 level or FYP