Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

This introductory undergraduate course is intended for first-year students or higher who are interested in social issues, social problems, and sociology. Developing students’ sociological imagination, this course explores how we can connect our lived experiences with structural and historical conditions in contemporary societies.

Student Outcomes

After taking this course, students will be able to: - Use the sociological imagination to differentiate between personal troubles and public issues. - Understand stratification and inequality by race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and other important identity markers. - Interpret social interactions at the micro, meso, and macro levels. - Identify and analyze strategies that individuals and organizations have used in the past and can develop in the future to address and ameliorate social injustice.