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SO100: Thinking Sociologically

Block 1 serves as an an introduction to sociological perspectives through investigation of the social sources of the self; the unequal distribution of power, privilege, and prestige; the social construction of institutions and their impact on human activities; and processes of social change.

Block 2 is an examination of law as a ubiquitous and ongoing process in society; consideration of broad interdisciplinary perspectives and models in law and society studies with special attention to social contexts, specific readings and case studies related to major law and society themes, and contemporary debates related to legal issues. Visits to El Paso County courts will include data collection on behalf of local court watch organizations.  

This course involves the three days in court and will require at least one afternoon in court. Students will be done by 3pm so as not to interfere with sports practices or most other co-curricular afternoon meetings.