Crash Course Sociology

Beginning Mondays in March, we are bringing you Crash Course Sociology. Host Nicole Sweeney will walk you through questions big and small about how we both shape societies and are shaped by them. We hope you'll join us.

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S01E01 - What Is Sociology?
Today we kick off Crash Course Sociology by explaining what exactly sociology is. We’ll introduce...
Diffusé le 14/03/2017
S01E02 - Major Sociological Paradigms
This week we introduce sociology’s three major theoretical paradigms, and some of the advantages...
Diffusé le 21/03/2017
S01E03 - Sociology & the Scientific Method
What puts the “science” in social science? Today we’ll explore positivist sociology and how...
Diffusé le 28/03/2017
S01E04 - Sociology Research Methods
Today we’re talking about how we actually DO sociology. Nicole explains the research method: form...
Diffusé le 04/04/2017
S01E05 - Émile Durkheim on Suicide & Society
Now that we’ve talked a little bit about how sociology works, it’s time to start exploring some...
Diffusé le 11/04/2017
S01E06 - Karl Marx & Conflict Theory
Today we’ll continue to explore sociology’s founding theorists with a look at Karl Marx and his...
Diffusé le 18/04/2017
S01E07 - Du Bois & Race Conflict
We’re continuing our exploration of conflict theories with W.E.B. Dubois, who is one of the...
Diffusé le 25/04/2017
S01E08 - Harriet Martineau & Gender Conflict Theory
Today we’re exploring another branch of conflict theory: gender conflict theory, with a look at...
Diffusé le 02/05/2017
S01E09 - Max Weber & Modernity
This week we are wrapping up our overview of sociology’s core frameworks and founding theorists...
Diffusé le 09/05/2017
S01E10 - Symbols, Values & Norms
What exactly is culture? This week we’re going to try to answer that, and explain the difference...
Diffusé le 16/05/2017
S01E11 - Cultures, Subcultures, and Countercultures
What is culture? How do we define it and how does it change? We’ll explore different categories of...
Diffusé le 23/05/2017
S01E12 - How We Got Here
So we know that sociology is the study of society, but what exactly *is* a society? Today we’re...
Diffusé le 06/06/2017
S01E13 - Social Development
What makes you… you? How did you get to be that way? Today we’re talking about social...
Diffusé le 13/06/2017
S01E14 - Socialization
Last week we introduced the idea of socialization and today we’re talking a little more about how...
Diffusé le 20/06/2017
S01E15 - Social Interaction & Performance
How do sociologists study and understand social interaction? Today we’ll explain the language...
Diffusé le 27/06/2017
S01E16 - Social Groups
How do the groups that you're part of affect you? How do you, in turn, affect those groups? Today we...
Diffusé le 04/07/2017
S01E17 - Formal Organizations
Today we are exploring the world of formal organizations. We’ll go back to the historical process...
Diffusé le 11/07/2017
S01E18 - Deviance
What is social deviance? Who defines what is deviant and how to people come to behave that way?...
Diffusé le 18/07/2017
S01E19 - Theory & Deviance
Last week we introduced deviance as a concept, but today we’re going return to our major paradigms...
Diffusé le 25/07/2017
S01E20 - Crime
We’ve talked about deviance more broadly, but today we’re focusing on crime, specifically in the...
Diffusé le 01/08/2017
S01E21 - Social Stratification
How do different societies establish a social hierarchy? Today we’re starting our unit on social...
Diffusé le 08/08/2017
S01E22 - Why is there Social Stratification?
As we get into our unit on stratification, we inevitably return to our old friends, the three...
Diffusé le 15/08/2017
S01E23 - Social Stratification in the US
Today we are continuing our unit on stratification by exploring inequality in the US and talking...
Diffusé le 22/08/2017
S01E24 - Social Class & Poverty in the US
Today we are continuing our unit on stratification by exploring inequality in the US and talking...
Diffusé le 12/09/2017
S01E25 - The Impacts of Social Class
This week we are building on last week’s outline of American stratification to explore how class...
Diffusé le 19/09/2017
S01E26 - Social Mobility
Today we’re exploring social mobility in some more depth. We’ll look at intergenerational and...
Diffusé le 26/09/2017
S01E27 - Global Stratification & Poverty
This week we’re taking our discussion of stratification global. We’ll look at First and Third...
Diffusé le 03/10/2017
S01E28 - Theories of Global Stratification
Today we’ll discuss two theories of global stratification. First, we’ll go over modernization...
Diffusé le 10/10/2017
S01E29 - Economic Systems & the Labor Market
This week we’ll see how economies can be broken down into the primary, secondary, and tertiary...
Diffusé le 17/10/2017
S01E30 - Politics
While politics is generally seen as the domain of a civics class (and Craig did a great job of...
Diffusé le 24/10/2017
S01E31 - Sex & Sexuality
While sociology is a social science, we can use it to explore some intensely personal, private...
Diffusé le 31/10/2017
S01E32 - Gender Stratification
Today we’re looking at how society becomes stratified along gender lines. We’ll discuss Raewyn...
Diffusé le 07/11/2017
S01E33 - Theories of Gender
Why is gender even a thing? To answer that, we’re going back to our three sociological paradigms...
Diffusé le 14/11/2017
S01E34 - Race & Ethnicity
What’s the difference between race and ethnicity? Today we’ll look at how definitions of races...
Diffusé le 21/11/2017
S01E35 - Racial/Ethnic Prejudice & Discrimination
We can’t talk about race without also discussing racism, so today we are going to define and...
Diffusé le 28/11/2017
S01E36 - Age & Aging
People are getting older – not just in the individual sense, but the human population itself....
Diffusé le 05/12/2017
S01E37 - Theories About Family & Marriage
Today we’ll explore how sociology defines family and the different terms used to describe specific...
Diffusé le 12/12/2017
S01E38 - Stages of Family Life
One way of thinking about family life says that there are stages that families move through:...
Diffusé le 19/12/2017
S01E39 - Religion
Today we’re turning our sociological eye to another major social institution: religion. We’ll...
Diffusé le 09/01/2018
S01E40 - Education In Society
Today we’ll explore the history of education as a social institution, with a specific focus on how...
Diffusé le 16/01/2018
S01E41 - Schools & Social Inequality
In the second half of our education unit, we’re using conflict theory to explore a few social...
Diffusé le 23/01/2018
S01E42 - Health & Medicine
Our final unit of Crash Course Sociology is medical sociology. Today we’ll explain what it is and...
Diffusé le 30/01/2018
S01E43 - Population Health
We’re continuing our unit on health with a discussion of some of the indicators that help us...
Diffusé le 06/02/2018
S01E44 - The Structure & Cost of US Health Care
In our final episode of Crash Course Sociology we are going to talk about what the health care...
Diffusé le 13/02/2018