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Lecture 1 - Sociological Imagination (I)


Introduction to Sociology

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Reading(s)Author
The Promise of Sociology C. Wright Mills
The Case for Value Free Sociology Max Weber
Getting In, New Yorker magazine review of Jerome Karabel,
The Chosen (Oct 10, 2005)
Malcolm Gladwell
Why Do Tastes Become Tastes?
Chap 1 from A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashions and
Culture Change. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press 2000.
Stanley Lieberson

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This course provides a sampling of problems and methods used by sociologists, with concrete examples from everyday life, history, and contemporary event.

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