This course is designed to introduce students to the sociological study of society. Sociology focuses on the systematic understanding of social interaction, social organization, social institutions, and social change. Major themes in sociological thinking include the interplay between the individual and society, how society is both stable and changing, the causes and consequences of social inequality, and the social construction of human life. Understanding sociology helps discover and explain social patterns and see how such patterns change over time and in different settings. By making vivid the social basis of everyday life, sociology also develops critical thinking by revealing the social structures and processes that shape diverse forms of human life.
Course Number: SOC-40007
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)
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4/4/2023 - 6/11/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Dr. Josh Shapiro is the director of research and evaluation at the Center for Research on the Regional Economy at UC San Diego Extension. His current evaluation projects cover a wide range of topics, including healthcare, advanced manufacturing, STEM education and the role of philanthropy in economic development. He has worked on a number of labor market and innovation reports, including a grant from the National Science Foundation on the role social and cultural dynamics play in regional economic development.
Dr. Shapiro was one of the core evaluators on the effectiveness of the Department of Labor’s $500 million WIRED initiative, which involved 15 regions across the United States. He also leads Extension’s market research team, which focuses on assisting educational pr...Read More
The Real World 7th
by Ferris, Kelly and Stein, Jill
ISBN / ASIN: 9780393419337
You may purchase textbooks via the UC San Diego Bookstore.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 4/7/2023.
Early Enrollment Discount: $720 ($745 if enrolled after 3/6/2023).
1st no meeting date: 5/29/2023.
This is an Online Asynchronous course.
All instruction and course materials delivered and
completed online between the published course start and
end dates. You will have access to your course on the
published start date OR 1 business day after your
enrollment is confirmed, if you enroll on or after the
published start date.
To login to your course, go to your MyExtension
account, select My Courses, select this course and then
click the link that appears under Online Provider.
4/4/2023 - 6/11/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.