9119 Introduction to sociology and Anthropology

Course Description

This course is designed to study of the organization and functioning of societies, their major institutions, groups, and values, understanding and explaining social issues and problems, and the sources of stress and change in contemporary and historical societies. Topics including The introduction to Sociology, Social Life (Society , Culture, Socialization, Groups, Demography, Aging, Deviance and Norms) , Social Inequality (Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Gender) , Social Institutions (Economy, Family, Religion, Health and Medicine, Politics), Social Change (Collective Behavior, Social Movements and Sociological Practice)
Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of human beings in all their complexity. The scope of anthropology is truly global, as it aims to describe and analyze the full diversity of the human experience and cultural creativity across time and space. Anthropology recognizes that human beings are, simultaneously, social actors who create cultures and the products of those cultures. Topics include introduction to anthropology, human evolution-biological & cultural, modern humans, cultural variation and using anthropology.
Anthropology is the study of human beings in all their complexity. The scope of anthropology is truly global, as it aims to describe and analyze the full diversity of the human experience and cultural creativity across time and space. Anthropology recognizes that human beings are, simultaneously, social actors who create cultures and the products of those cultures. Topics include introduction to anthropology, human evolution-biological & cultural, modern humans, cultural variation and using anthropology.

Learning Objective

  • 1. Describe the concept of the sociology and anthropology
  • 2. Describe knowledge of the core concepts of sociology (social structure; culture; social stratification and inequality; race, ethnicity, and gender; and globalization
  • 3. Describe knowledge of the methods of sociological research.
  • 4. Develop knowledge of diversity within and/or between societies
  • 5. Understand of the diverse forms and sources of social stratification, inequality, and difference that exist in society.
  • 6. Understand of the social and cultural processes and structures that inform social interaction.
  • 7. Describe human evolution-biological & cultural, modern humans, cultural variation and using anthropology

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • (1) Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought by Kenneth Morrison
  • (2) Sociology by James Fulcher, John P. Scott
  • (3) Essentials of Sociologyby: James M. Henslin
  • (5) Social Research Methodsby Alan Bryman
  • (6) Sociology themes and perspective by Haralambos & Holborn, seventh edition
  • (7) Anthropology by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, Peter N. Peregrine
  • (8) Cultural Anthropology by Conrad Phillip Kottak Top of Form
  • (9) Cultural Anthropology by William A. Haviland

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Faculty

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