Available courses

Introduction to problems in the analysis of social structures and processes. Basic sociological concepts will be introduced and their application demonstrated in various areas of sociology.

The course includes a survey of research methods, major theoretical trends and representative works of contributors to sociology. It will study structures of power, social institutions and social change. The course has a focus on the analytical and critical functions of sociology and the assumptions there implied. It also studies with particular attention the interaction between social and cultural structures and that between structures and human agency. Specific insights derived from the Catholic intellectual tradition and specifically social moral theology are offered.

The course will be covered in one academic semester. In conjunction with SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology: The Human Person, Society and Power, it has been designed to offer a complete overview of sociology.