Introduction to Sociology - OnCampus SUNY - Spring 2017

Syllabus | Schedule | Media | Notes | Research | Grades

Week 9. Report and Exam

Mar 20: Read Textbook, Section 7.3
Mar 22: Research Report 1 revisions due in class
Mar 24: Exam 2

Review Sheet for Exam 2

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


1) Read Online (free)

2) Download the PDF version (free)

3) or, purchase a print copy on ($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, 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:

[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.

Cite your textbook as a source in writing like this:

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Online Media 6:
A) Positive Deviance in Viet Nam
, from TedX

B) Positive Deviance in Myanmar, from Malaria Consortium

6 degrees

Online Media 5:

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

OM4 Online Media 4:
VIDEO - A primer on Social Construction (YouTube ~10 min)
OM2 Online Media 3: VIDEO - West and East - Cultural Differences, EBS Special, 2012

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

Sociological Imagination

Online Media 1:
Watch this video about
the "sociological imagination"
and be prepared to discuss the questions in an email.


Recommended Reading:
Careers in Sociology


Topic: Individual and Society

Topic: Values and Culture

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

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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