Sociology is the study of social life and behavior. Sociologists study societies by researching social groups, patterns, interactions, and institutions. We are interested in how they work, how they change, and their connection to people's lives. This course will build on what students learned in SOC-112 Introduction to Sociology. It will engage students in a discussion of what we know theoretically in the discipline of sociology through the work of key ?voices? in the sociological tradition. The course intends to cultivate your ability to see social things with the hope that, as Peter Berger states, ?things are not what they seem.? In other words, in this class students will learn to rethink assumptions about social facets of society that are commonly taken for granted.