This course introduces students to the field of sociology, the scientific study of society, by using a team-based learning approach. The course explores the interaction of the individual and society, the recognition and explanation of social patterns, the causes and effects of social inequality, and social change. Students work in teams to apply the theories and methodologies they learn, and work to develop a culminating final project. Major topics in the course include: social stratification and social inequality; deviance; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; and social institutions.
Note: Open to students who will have completed the U.S. equivalent of grades 9, 10, 11 by the start of Summer Programs. For matriculating and current Choate students, this course is based on the academic year offering SO450 Introduction to Sociology.
- Block 4
- High School