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08/22/17

New Fall Course…SOC 370: Engaging Sociology Amid Alternative Facts

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

SOC 370: Engaging Sociology Amid Alternative Facts
MoWeFr 3:00PM – 3:50PM
Capen 108
Sociology is often thought of as the study of painfully obvious, yet sociologists argue that the discipline is tasked with making the familiar strange and, often, challenging common sense. The overarching goal of this course is to examine this disjuncture—that between the insights arising from the sociological imagination and public understandings of common sense or, more recently, “alternative facts.” To do so, students will survey recent, high-profile sociology books spanning the disciplinary landscape (e.g. education, gender, immigration, race, family, and more). Students will reflect upon, evaluate, and debate the sociological arguments put forth in these books and develop a podcast as a means of engaging sociology beyond the classroom. No sociology background is necessary, as the course is designed for those interested in learning more about (and sharing) the relevance of sociology to some of the biggest cultural and political debates today. The course is open to all students.

Open to all students!