SOCI 101 – Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2020
Course Schedule


Note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change – any changes will be made in red.
Questions? e-mail reymers@morrisville.edu


Week 1. The Origins of Sociology
Aug 24-25:  Acquire textbook and review websites
                   http://sociology.morrisville.edu > Intro to Sociology SOCI 101
     http://blackboard.morrisville.edu > SOCI 101
Aug 26:  Read Textbook, Sections 1.0, 1.1, 1.2
Aug 27:  Read Textbook, Sections 1.3, 1.4
Aug 28:  Check in and introduce yourself on the Blackboard Discussion Board.
Also, each week after this you should:    
  1. Take the *Online Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
  2. Complete course website Online Media #1
due Fri by 5pm
  3. Contribute to the *Discussion Board by Sunday
           *The Discussion Board and Online Quizzes are on Blackboard.


Week 2. What is Social Science?
Aug 31: Read Textbook, Sections 2.0, 2.1
Sept 1: Read Textbook, Section 2.2
Sept 2: Read Textbook, Section 2.3
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #2
due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 3. Cultural Sociology
Sept 7: Read Textbook, Section 3.0, 3.1
Sept 8: Read Textbook, Section 3.2, 3.3
Sept 9: Read Textbook, Section 3.4
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #3
due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday
   *OPR 1 due Friday, Sept. 11


Week 4. Exam week
Sept 14: Review Textbook, Chapters 1 & 2
Sept 15:
Review Textbook, Chapters 2 & 3
Sept 16-18: Take Exam 1 (available on Blackboard)


Week 5. Social Structures & Theories
Sept 21: Read Textbook, Sections 4.0, 4.1
Sept 22: Read Textbook, Section 4.2
Sept 23: Read Textbook, Section 4.3
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #4
due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 6. Socialization
Sept 28: Read Textbook, Sections 5.0, 5.1
Sept 29: Read Textbook, Sections 5.2, 5.3
Sept 30: Read Textbook, Section 5.4
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #5
due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 7. Social Groups and Organization
Oct 5: Read Textbook, Section 6.0, 6.1
Oct 6: Read Textbook, Section 6.2
Oct 7: Read Textbook, Section 6.3   
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #6
due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday
  


Week 8. Deviance and Criminology
Oct 12: Read Textbook, Section 7.0
Oct 13: Read Textbook, Section 7.1
Oct 14: Read Textbook, Sections 7.2, 7.3
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #7 due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 9. Exam week
Oct 19: Review Textbook, Chapters 4 & 5
Oct 20: Review Textbook, Chapter 6 & 7
Oct 21-23: Take Exam 2 (available on Blackboard)
*OPR 2 due Friday, Oct. 23


Week 10. American Social Class and Economic Inequality
Oct 26: Read Textbook, Sections 9.0, 9.1
Oct 27: Read Textbook, Sections 9.2, 9.3
Oct 28:
Read Textbook, Section 9.4
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #8 due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 11. Race and American Institutions
Nov 2: Read Textbook, Section 11.0, 11.1
Nov 3: Read Textbook, Section 11.2, 11.3
Nov 4: Read Textbook, Section 11.4, 11.5
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #9 due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 12. Political Institutions and American Society
Nov 9: Read Textbook, Sections 17.0, 17.1
Nov 10: Read Textbook, Sections 17.2, 17.3
Nov 11: Read Textbook, Section 17.4
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am and Thurs 9pm
   Online Media #10 due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 13. Human Population & Urbanization
Nov 16: Read Textbook, Section 20.0
Nov 17: Read Textbook, Section 20.1,
Nov 18: Read Textbook, Section 20.2
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
   OPTIONAL Online Media #B1 due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday
   *OPR 3 now due Tuesday, Nov. 24


    Nov 23-27: Thanksgiving Week – no assignments


Week 14: Society and Environment
Nov 30: Read Textbook, Section 20.3
Dec 1: Review for Final Exam
Dec 2: Review for Final Exam
   Take Chapter Quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
   OPTIONAL Online Media #B2 due Fri by 5pm
   Contribute to the Discussion Board by Sunday


Week 15: Dec 7 - Final Exam week – see Blackboard for details


Dec 11: Course concludes