How do individuals create shared meanings, describe common concerns, and understand our social experiences? One opportunity for students in this class will be to analyze our society through the memes we share, and investigate how online communication impacts the physical world and vice versa.
What is it about? Symbolic interaction is a major sociological theory that focuses on human agency and creativity in creating and recreating our society, social norms, stereotypes, ideologies, and meanings of symbols. (Charles Quist-Adade, Symbolic Interactionism: The Basics, 2019).
What will students do? Read selected book chapters and articles for discussions, watch and analyze videos and films, closely observe and explore their personal worlds, our society institutions, and global phenomena through the lens of the symbolic interaction theory. No prior experience in Sociology is necessary. No textbook required!
Who would benefit from this class? Anyone majoring in fields related to working with the public (like social workers), managing businesses, psychology and human relations, education, and of course sociology!
How to get in on this awesome opportunity? Register for Soc 411 in Spring 2020, CRN 10162. The class will meet on M/W/F 12pm-12:50pm.
Questions? Email Dr. Codie Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at x6056