Introduction to Sociology - Crawford 116 - Spring 2018
Week 1. Introduction to Sociology
Sociology quote of the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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).
Watch this video about the "sociological imagination" and discuss the questions below in an email to your Professor.
Strongly recommended additional reading material - Mills' original article "The Promise of Sociology"
(Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link; if you do, be sure to remove the automatic subject line heading "SOCI#", as these emails get automatically filed in a folder other than my inbox).
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Here's a video about FATE and FREE WILL that helps to explain the sociological paradox that lies between the forces of the individual and society.
Online Media 1:
Watch this video about the "sociological imagination" and discuss your answers to the questions (left) in an email to the Professor (follow instructions CAREFULLY).
FATE v. FREE WILL
TRUTH v. FALSEHOOD
NATURE v. NURTURE
FAÇADE v. REALITY
JUDGMENT v. COMPASSION
NORM v. ANOMIE
EQUALITY v. INEQUALITY
MATH v. HUMANITY
MAN v. NATURE
Introduction to Sociology | Spring 2018 | Prof. Kurt Reymers