Why Take This Course?
Students will be able to:
- identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
- place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.
- identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.
- evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.
- recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.