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Cornell University    
  Jan 19, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DSOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

(SBA) (KCM) (D)      
Fall, spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both DSOC 1101 and SOC 1101 .
Fall, T. Hirschl; spring, A. Gonzales.

Introduction to theory and research in sociology. Demonstrates how the insights, theories, and methods of sociological analysis can be brought to bear on major issues of social life. A primary goal is to convey a sense of the manner in which sociologists formulate theories and how the collection and analysis of data are used to evaluate those theories. Provides “hands-on” experience in analyzing sociological issues. Students undertake guided research exercises that involve using computers to analyze actual data. No prior background is presumed; necessary skills are covered in class and section meetings.

Outcome 1: To provide students with knowledge about the classical origins of sociology, as well as
examples of contemporary social scientific research.

Outcome 2: To introduce students to key sociological theories and concepts.

Outcome 3: To demonstrate the uses and usefulness of social science.

Outcome 4: To develop students’ social science reasoning and decision-making, including the capacity to reason quantitatively and qualitatively.

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