Minor in Sociology and Social Anthropology of Critical Health Studies - Doing Sociology SOSA 2008   Doing Sociology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course builds on the foundations and materials introduced in SOSA 2007. 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: NOTE: SOSA 2007 and SOSA 2008 must be taken in the same academic year. The combination of SOSA 2007 and SOSA 2008 is equivalent to SOSA 2002. Students who have already completed SOSA 2002 are excluded from SOSA 2008.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA course at the 1000 level or FYP, plus SOSA 2007
EXCLUSIONS: Students who have already completed SOSA 2002 are excluded from SOSA 2008