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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


SOCY 91 The Sociological Imagination

C. Wright Mills described "the sociological imagination" as that quality of mind with the ability to grasp the interplay of biography and history, of self and social structure, of private troubles and public issues. As we venture into the 21st century, various issues of class, race and gender inequalities and conflicts appear to dominate popular discourse and policy debates. This capstone seminar will explore current substantive and theoretical expressions of the sociological imagination for providing critical assistance in understanding some of the major social issues of our time. The seminar is designed to emphasize critical discussion through active participation and class presentations. Each student will complete a significant intellectual project which reflects her or his own sociological analysis about an important social issue. Open to senior sociology majors, and others only by permission of the instructor.

Instructor

Lively (17W, 18W), King (17S, 18S)

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:W

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Offered

17W, 18W: 10A 17S, 18S: 3A