SOAN 180 - FS: First-Year Seminar in Sociology
First-year seminar. Prerequisite: First-year standing. First-year seminar.
Fall 2015, SOAN 180-01: FS: Standing With and Against the Herd: Navigating the Treacheries of Expectations, Identities, and Hierarchies (3). First-Year Seminar. Prerequisite: First-Year class standing. This seminar explores the tension between our desire to achieve individuality versus our need to belong to a group. It explores how similarity and differences in social identities can be used to create a sense of uniqueness, carve out status rank, and create conflict, but also lay a foundation for a sense of connection to others. The aim of this seminar is to help students appreciate the complexities of the group processes we encounter on a daily basis and start to understand the linkages between our micro-level experiences and more macro-level processes. (SS4) Chin. (Fall, 2015) Planned Offering: Offered occasionally. Each first-year seminar topic is approved by the Dean of The College and the Committee on Courses and Degrees. Applicability to FDRs and other requirements varies.
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