Introduction to Sociology -
ONLINE - Spring 2019

Syllabus | Schedule | Online Media | Notes | Research | New!Grades

Week 5: Report and Exam Week

  • Feb 18: Review Textbook, Chapters 1 & 2
    Feb 19:
    Review Textbook, Chapters 3 & 4 
    Feb 20-22: TAKE EXAM 1 (available on Blackboard)
    between Thurs 9am and Friday 9pm
    - No Discussion this week
    - No Online Media this week

  • Research Report 1 due MONDAY FEB 18

This Week: Exam 1
Here is a review sheet of questions related to the content that will be on exam 1


Blackboard Link

Sociology quote of the week:

"Strength of mind is exercise, not rest." ~ Alexander Pope

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Textbook Formats:
1) Read Online - 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


Note: I will give you 3 chances to get the subject heading correct and to not include attachments in your online media emails to me.

For example, when you sent the first online media assignment, you should have used a subject heading in the email of "SOCI#", where "#" means the number of the specific assignment of the week. If you wrote something else (like, for instance, "Online Media Questions 1" or "soc 4 hw"), or if you have included your assignment as an attachment, you have not paid attention to the details of the assignment instructions (details which make it crucially easier for me to organize your responses and read what you have writte n).

You can do this three times without penalty, but a fourth and further instances of not paying attention to the details will result in a 1-point reduction from your Online Media grade. For the vast majority of you who are doing it right, thank you for paying attention to the details!

- Regards, Prof Reymers



More info on the online media assignments:

Each week, except exam weeks (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).



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ONLINE MEDIA
OM4

Online Media 4:
Read Introduction to Sociological Theory, by George Ritzer
and
Three Sociological Perspectives, by Paul Colomy


(watch at least 1'08" to 1'12")
andread We Talk About Culture

Online Media 3:
Read/Watch SOCI reading/video #3, Mitch Albom's We Talk About Culture and watch movie (at least 1'08" to 1'12")

OM2 Online Media 2:
Watch this video
about "common sense" Duncan Watts, TEDx Dec 1 2011 (YouTube 15 min).
due Feb 1
Sociological Imagination

Online Media 1:
Watch this video about the "sociological imagination" and read these excerpts from C. Wright Mills' and discuss your answers to the questions (left) in an email to the Professor (follow instructions CAREFULLY).
due Jan 25

 

 

Recommended Reading:
Careers in Sociology


COURSE THEMES:

FATE v. FREE WILL
Topic: Individual and Society

TRUTH v. FALSEHOOD 
Topic: Values and Culture

NATURE v. NURTURE  
Topic: Socialization

FAÇADE v. REALITY         
Topic: Social Construction

JUDGMENT v. COMPASSION          
Topic: Social Groups & Conformity

NORM v. ANOMIE          
Topic: Deviance & Crime/War

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

MATH v. HUMANITY        
Topic: Human Population

MAN v. NATURE         
Topic: Environment and Society


Know Yourself - and find
your passion! like this guy:

Dub FX - "Made"

Introduction to Sociology ONLINE | Spring 2019 | Prof. Kurt Reymers