SOC 201 B: The Self, Emotions, and Society
- Instructor: Carter Merklinghaus (email@example.com)
- Schedule: FULL TERM; MW 9:10 to 11:20 AM
- SLN: 13510
- 5 credits (Individuals & Society)
- This course will satisfy five credits of the Sociology Elective requirement*
The focus of this course is to examine the key arguments, themes, and concepts in the field of social psychology, a sub-field of sociology, which analyzes social behaviors, interactions, and situations from embarrassment to attending Coachella. This course will delve into how society plays a role in our individual thoughts, feelings, and actions, but also how these individual aspects influence the way a society functions. This course will be divided into three main sections: the self, emotions, and society.
We will frame these ideas by first learning the basics of sociological methods of research and key social-psychological theories. Using sociological methodologies and theories (and a whole lot of YouTube videos), we will thoroughly examine the self, emotions, and society in a way that will allow you to apply these analytical methods to other areas of sociology and research in the future.