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SOC 101: Survey of Sociology (Duque): Welcome

This guide is intended for students of the course SOC 101.


Wordle by Kiera M. is licensed under a CC Attribution 4.0

Sociology explores social life, social processes and social organization using insights from sociological theory and research. This research guide was designed for the students of Dr. Richard Duque's SOC 101: Survey of Sociology.

This course helps students cultivate a sociological imagination that allows them to critically examine and engage the social world. Sociology links individual experience with wider societal influences, develops intercultural awareness and promotes civic engagement to create a more just society.

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Resources Related to Course Topics

SOC 101 will examine a variety of topics that will require further research. Refer to the following resources regarding these course-related topics:

Crime and Crime Control
- Pew Research Reports on Violence and Society

The Economy and Job Market
- Gumberg Library's Guide to Economics
- Gumberg Library's Guide to Sustainable Business
- PA Dept. of Labor & Industry: PA Career Guide 2014-15
- U.S. Bureau of Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook
- U.S. Bureau of Statistics: Beyond the Numbers (publication)

Environmental Sustainability
- Duquesne University Center for Green Industries
- Gumberg Library's Guide to Sustainable Cities

Local and Global Inequality
- Gumberg Library's Guide to Black Lives Matter
- SAGE Publications: 
What is Social Inequality?
- UNESCO: Rethinking Education Towards a Global Common Good
- UNESCO: Global Justice, Poverty and Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

New Technologies
- American Sociological Association's Journal of Contemporary Sociology
- Pew Research Reports on Internet & Technology

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Maureen Diana Sasso

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This guide was developed by Kiera MudryMLIS and is being maintained by the Sociology Liaison Librarian, Maureen Diana Sasso, MLS.