Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 4510 - [Special Topics in Social Psychology: Social Structure and Personality]

Spring. 4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015.

L. Brashears.

Who are you? The study of social structure and personality in sociology would tell you that to understand yourself, you need to understand the social world in which you live. This course explores the reciprocal relationship between individuals and their societies in three interrelated units. In the first unit of the course you will examine how sociology views the processes by which individuals come to have a self, how we think about ourselves, and how we feel about ourselves. The second unit will expose you to literature that documents how an individual’s location along various dimensions in the social structure (for example, race and ethnicity, gender, age, or social class) impacts familial, work, and educational outcomes. And during the third unit you will investigate the impact of changing cultural values and social structures on our perceptions of the world and our sense of who we are as individuals.

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