Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

FSEM 193   Introduction to Sociology
RestrictionsNo 2025 2024 2023
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

Faculty Profile for Professor Loe

To what extent does society shape us as individuals? How do race, class, and gender play a role in who we become? These are key questions in the study of social groups and human behavior. In this broad overview of the discipline of sociology, students cover concepts such as the sociological imagination, culture and socialization, deviance and social control, sex and gender, race and class, poverty and stratification, social problems, and social change. Students focus on social norms in U.S. society, as well as right here at Colgate. By the end of the course, students are able to think and problem-solve like sociologists. Students who successfully complete this seminar will earn credit for SOCI 101 and satisfy one half of the social relations, institutions, and agents area of inquiry requirement.

Meika Loe is Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies, and LGBTQ Studies at Colgate University. She has written books on the medicalization of society and aging, and her current research is focused on young adults.