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    Sep 29, 2022  
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SOC189G PO - Sociology through Literature

When Offered: One-time only; spring 2021.
Instructor(s): E. Hernandez
Credit: 1

In this class, students will develop their sociological imagination (the ability to connect individual situations with overall patterns in society) and use it to critically examine different forms of inequality and the diverse ways in which social movements and communities live and contest such inequality. Students will accomplish this by analyzing a wide array of literary works, emphasizing those from historically marginalized groups (women, people of color, members of the LGBTI community, migrants and their descendants, low-income groups, and others), from a sociological perspective. The course is based on two key ideas: (1) that human imagination and creativity are key elements for any form of social change, and (2) that a dialogue between sociology and literature is an engaging and multidisciplinary pedagogy that will help students realize the crucial importance of listening to all voices; especially those of the groups that have been historically devalued or ignored. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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