My First Sociology Course Ever Essay

1049 Words Apr 27th, 2016 null Page
In the spring of 2016, I decided to take my first sociology course ever. The course title was Sociology 110 Social Problems and Social Justice. This course began with talking about critical thinking. My teacher wanted us to be able to think critically about social issues like a sociologist would. Critical thinking would lead us into the micro and macro social issues in culture and structure. Once our class understood how to think critically, we began driving into social issues like gender, sexuality, race, and more.
This course is definitely a course that you get more out of the more you put into it. Since the course is mostly discussion based, if you didn’t read the articles for the day on the particular topic you would be quite lost. There were definitely people in the class who sat on their laptops the whole semester and did nothing, but those are the same students that do not have a better sociological understand what social issues at hand. Having a sociological understanding of social issues was to have a social imagination. Described by Mills, the social imagination is as follows: “a quality of mind that will help them to use information and to develop reason in order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world and of what may be happening within themselves” (2011, 14). A sociological imagination is the ability to connect our personal problems and experiences with larger issues. Throughout the rest of the semester we could use our sociological…

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