Introduction to Sociology - ONLINE - Spring 2017

Syllabus | Schedule | Media | Notes | Research | Grades

Week 9. Exam Week


Sociology quote of the week:

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." ― Pele


Blackboard



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TEXTBOOK FORMATS:

1) Read Online (free)
http://cnx.org/content/col11407/latest/

2) Download the PDF version(free)

3) or, purchase a print copy on
   Amazon.com
($20)

No Online Media this week

 


Each week (see the course schedule) you will be reponsible for completing and submitting by email a weekly online activity. This may entail doing a reading or watching a video made available online, or performing some other kind of activity. Instructions will be posted weekly right here on the webpage by Monday and will be due (by email) on Friday at 5pm of each week. You should e-mail your completed assignment to reymers@morrisville.edu, with the subject heading of "SOCI#" (with "#" being the number of that week's online activity, as noted above).

Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link to my email (or remove the automatic subject line heading) as answers with this subject line are automatically filtered into my email activities folder (and thus I will not see an email having to do with something else until the following week or later).


 

NOTE: Your course textbook is FREE and AVAILABLE ONLINE at:

http://cnx.org/content/col11407/latest/

[PDF version]

Textbook content produced by OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This means that you are free to use the materials contained in this work for any purpose as long as credit is given to the authors. The book is NOT AVAILABLE AT THE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE.

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OpenStax College, Introduction to Sociology 2e. OpenStax College. 24 April 2015. Available at http://cnx.org/content/col11407/latest/


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ONLINE MEDIA
OM6

Online Media 6:

Read The Saints and the Roughnecks, by William Chambliss, 1976

6 degrees

Online Media 5:

Watch this video about the "six degrees of separation" (Top Documentary Videos, ~46 min)

Davis

Online Media 4:

Kingsley Davis's article Extreme Isolation (1940)

OM3a & OM3b

Online Media 3:

Read "The Culture of Fear" by Frank Furedi (Spiked, 2007) and watch the Interview with the author of the book The Culture of Fear, Barry Glassner (YouTube, 9min, 2007).

OM2

Online Media 2: Watch this video about "common sense" and why it is a problem for sociological thinking. TEDx (2011) on YouTube (15 min).

Recommended:
Here's a video about FATE and FREE WILL that helps to explain why this is such a tricky issue.
Sociological Imagination Online Media 1:
Watch
this video about
the "sociological imagination"
and be prepared to discuss your answers to the questions by email.
 

 

Recommended Reading:
Careers in Sociology


COURSE THEMES:

Week 2: FATE v. FREE WILL
Topic: Individual and Society

Week 3: TRUTH v. FALSEHOOD 
Topic: Values and Culture

Week 4: NATURE v. NURTURE  
Topic: Socialization

Week 6: FAÇADE v. REALITY         
Topic: Social Construction

Week 8: JUDGMENT v. COMPASSION          
Topic: Social Groups & Conformity

Week 9: NORM v. ANOMIE          
Topic: Deviance & Crime/War

Week 10: EQUALITY v. INEQUALITY    
Topic: U.S. Social Classes

Week 13:  MATH v. HUMANITY        
Topic: Human Population

Week 14:  MAN v. NATURE         
Topic: Environment and Society



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