Grades 11, 12
This course provides a basic understanding of the many areas within the field of sociology. Although the study of society goes back hundreds of years, we use the contemporary (1960s and later) examples and themes in our course work. Students gain the knowledge in the discipline to understand and apply basic sociological theories to a variety of events seen in everyday life. Areas of study include family, gender relations, popular culture, American culture, social stratification, class and power, and the roots of social conflict.