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Sociology 1: Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2012, UC Berkeley). Instructor: Professor Ann Swidler.

This course provides a broad introduction to sociology focusing primarily on three issues: 1) culture and religion in modern societies; 2) inequalities of class, gender, and status; and 3) political sociology - the study of power and political life. Readings include classical theory (Marx, Weber, and Durkheim) as well as contemporary studies of American society.

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – What is Sociology? Emile Durkheim: Suicide Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Social Origins of the Self Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Institutions, Individuals, and Society Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Institutions, Individuals, and Society (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – The Power of Social Forces Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Socialization: Passive Learner vs. Active Seeker Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Socialization (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Gender Socialization Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Gender and Identity Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Men’s and Women’s Worlds, Social Inequality Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Measuring Opportunity: Widening Inequality and Declining Social Mobility in the U.S. Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Review Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Human Capital and Functionalism: Davis and Moore, “A Theory of Stratification” Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Max Weber’s Theory of Class Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Karl Marx: A Dialectical Theory of History Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Marx’s Theory of Revolution: Why Does the Proletariat Rebel? Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Neighborhood, Culture, and Inequality Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Neighborhood, Culture, and Inequality (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Origins of Modern Individualism Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – How Culture Works: What Sustains Cultural Logics Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Consequences of Inequality Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Theories and Methods in the Study of Power Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Theories and Methods in the Study of Power II Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Institutional Theories of Power and Political Openings Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Institutions and Social Transformation Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Review Unlimited

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