Macro Sociology: An Introduction to Human Societies
Full course description
The course is an introduction to sociology and focuses on the major divisions upon which modern global society are organized: class and socio-economic status; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity. This course not only explores the social roots of these divisions, but also introduces you to sociological concepts and theories that allow understanding how these divisions work and why the operate the way they do. Importantly this course is global in its perspective, and expands its boundaries of analysis beyond north-western societies in order to acknowledge and appreciate the interconnection across human societies.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Identify the major divisions upon which modern, global, society is organized.
- Be conversant in the sociological concepts, thoughts and theories used to understand and explain these divisions.
- Apply sociological concepts and theories to the study of pertinent social problems.
- Reflect on the relevance and utility of sociology in the ‘everyday’ world and public policy-making.
Ferrante-Wallace, J. (2015). Sociology: A global perspective (Ninth edition. ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.