This class will guide students through an introductory study of human individual and societal interactions. The key topics in our study of sociology will be presented through history and scientific theory and methods. Subjects that will be covered include social institutions (e.g. family, education, health care, economy, and government), social identity, stratification, inequality, and demography (e.g. class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, immigration, culture), environment, social change movements, deviance and crime, media, urbanization and globalization, and sociology of health. Students will learn how to think creatively and critically analyze and reason creative solutions for real-world situations through readings, class interactions, and case studies.