Students may begin their study of sociology in any of eight foundation courses. Each course combines lecture and discussion and has an enrollment limit of twenty five students. All of these courses apply the theory and methods of sociology to achieve an understanding of the character of life in modern societies, especially our own. The courses are distinguished by their particular thematic focus and course materials. Students may enroll in only one introductory course in sociology. After that, students should enroll in a mid-level course.
Regardless of the variations in content, the following goals are common to all introductory sociology courses at Kenyon. Individual faculty will pursue additional goals that reflect the particular subject matter of their courses and their unique approaches to the field.
SOCY 101 Human Society
SOCY 102 Social Dreamers: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud
SOCY 103 Society and Culture
SOCY 104 Identity in American Society
SOCY 105 Society in Comparative Perspective
SOCY 106 Social issues and Cultural Intersections
SOCY 107 Institutions and Inequalities
SOCY 108 Public Life