This course is designed to help students learn what it means to think sociologically. A major focus of the course is identifying and explaining patterns of human behavior.
In class, we discussed the concepts of “norms” and “unwritten rules.” To understand the concept of unwritten rules/cultural norms better, students had to choose a location in Philadelphia, observe the behavior there, and then write a short paper identifying the unwritten rules for that place/event.
Bogle, Kathleen PhD, "Principles of Sociology (SOC 150) City as Classroom Project Report" (2012). City as Classroom Projects. 17.