Introduction to Sociology (SILS) 2017

1. About this course

This is an introductory course to contemporary sociology for beginners. In this course, basic concepts and ideas of contermporary sociology will be explained.


2. Textbook
Anthony Giddens and Philop Sutton, Essential Concepts in Sociology, 2014, Polity Press, 2nd edition
You can buy this book at the coop book shop.

We will read the textbook every session. Students must bring the book every time.


3. Schedule

09/28 Orientation.

10/05 1. Thinking Sociologically

10/12 2. Doing Sociology

10/19 3. Environment and Urbanism

10/26 4. Structures of Society

11/09 5. Unequal Life Chances

11/16 Examination and Review: The exam is not an open-book system. You cannot read the textbook during the exam.

11/23 6. Relationships and the Life Course

11/30 7. Interaction and Communication

12/07 8. Health, Illness and the Body

12/14 9. Crime and Social Control

12/21 10. Political Sociology

01/11 Additional articles 1 (6.11MB)

01/18 Additional articles 2 (5.76MB)

01/25 Examination (Chapter 6-10 and Additional articles 1,2)
The exam is not an open-book system. You cannot read the textbook during the exam.


Grading will be conducted with 2 exams. If you are goint to take this course, please get the textbook.