110A. Social Science in Context: Perspectives and Methods in Study of Culture and Society
Lecture, three hours. Introduction to social science perspectives and methods for study of culture and society through combination of theoretical discussions and practical exercises. Students gain understanding of interaction of persons, societies, cultures, environments, and time. Examination of relationships between language, culture, and society to gain insights into processes of social reproduction of identities, power relations, and inequality. Students are exposed to working parts of social research: ethics of studying people and communities, gathering and analyzing of data (e.g., observations, interviews, and surveys), and interpretation and presentation of findings. Students gain informed and responsible values and attitudes towards just society, intercultural understanding, informed and active citizenship, ethical research practices, and lifelong learning. Letter grading.