900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
This course, designed as a gateway into the broader study of sociology, will address three primary foci of sociological analysis: Social Systems, Social Institutions, and Human Agency. Within each of these sections, we will focus on how sociologists employ theories and appropriate research methods to examine central concepts in sociology such as power, inequality, and/or social change. Depending on the designation of the course, these investigations may focus on specific topics. In order to give students the best grounding in these endeavors, readings will come from primary sources.