For online classes: All communication will be done through email. Email me THROUGH the class email USING THE LINK ON THE LEFT OF THE PAGE IN BLACKBOARD. (not the one listed above). This is the best way to contact me.
Emails should be done THROUGH the class email (not the one listed above). This IS the best way to contact me.
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SOCI-1301-002 Introduction to Sociology
The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity and deviance.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
On Campus Course
Students must have access to a reliable computer, with internet and printer access. Paper, pens, and pencils will also be needed.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Compare and contrast the basic theoretical perspectives of sociology.
2. Identify the various methodological approaches to the collection and analysis of data in sociology.
3. Describe key concepts in sociology.
4. Describe the empirical findings of various subfields of sociology.
5. Explain the complex links between individual experiences and broader institutional forces.
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1. Come to class prepared.
2. Listen when others are speaking. Be respectful.
3. Avoid side conversations. They are distracting to me and to others who sit close by.
4. Arrive on time for class and stay for the whole class period.
5. Take care of personal needs before class. Movement about the room is disrupting. If this poses a problem for you, please talk to me.
6. Do not bring food and drinks into the classroom.
This does NOT include the extra credit paper.
1. ALL QUIZZES ARE ON LINE.
2. Class Participation: Class participation is mandatory. Lack of participation will result in an entire grade deduction when I calculate final grades.
MAKEUP POLICY: NONE. ALL test are done ONLINE and ON TIME. I DO NOT turn quizzes back on. Do not wait until the last minute; something will go wrong (Murphy's Law!!). Excuses will not be accepted, sickness, weather, computer problems, work - it is your choice to take or not take the quizzes.
This is a new policy – please read carefully.
THIS APPLIES TO ALL PAPERS THAT ARE SUBMITTED.
IF I have to email you because I cannot open your paper, which can happen if they are NOT submitted in docx or rtf format, or for any other reason – ie: it’s blank, then you will lose 5 points off the paper. Your paper still needs to be resubmitted in the assignment area before the due date and time to be accepted.
IF I have to GRADE your paper via email for any reason you will lose another 5 points.
IF you do NOT send the paper INSIDE the class email, you will lose another 5 points.
For some assignments – this means you potentially are starting with an 85 out of 100 points. For other assignments, you may be starting with 35 out of 50 points!
I will NOT take late papers any longer. The due dates are posted from day 1 of the class.
Bottom line – you submit a paper not in docx or rtf. I cannot open it. I email you – you lose 5 points. Deadline has passed, the assignment is closed, you now have to send it via email. You lose 5 more points. You don’t send it from inside the class email, you lose another 5 points.
My suggestion is to go to the dollar store, buy a $1.00 calendar, and take a couple of hours with different color pens at the beginning of each semester, and mark every assignment due for all your classes on this calendar. Hang in a place you can look at every day. If the assignment is going to take a few days or weeks to do – make a note of it a week or two ahead of the due date so you can get started!
IF you have trouble understanding how to attach, or copy/paste into the assignment area, you need to contact me DAYS before the assignment is due, not hours! Or call the ACTX help desk for help!
NO EXCUSE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Class attendance is very important and I hope that you will make the choice to be in class on a regular basis. There is no doubt that students who attend class do better than those who do not.
You do not need to email or call me to say you will be late or will not be in class.
Intro to Sociology 1301- 002 Fall 1 2021 - on campus MTWR 9 – 10:15 08/23/2021 – 10/14/2021 ASSIGNMENTS /QUIZZES DUE BY FRIDAY 10PM SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Aug 23 m - Introduction, syllabus
Aug 24 t - Chapter 1: Sociology: Perspectives, Theory, and Research Methods Quiz due Aug 27, 10pm
Aug 25 w - Chapter 2: Culture and Society Quiz due Aug 27, 10pm NOT doing quizzes 1 & 2 will result in you being dropped from this class due to lack of participation.
Aug 26 r - Chapter 3: Socialization and Social Interaction, Quiz & discussion due Sept 3, 10pm
Aug. 30 m - Watch video for discussion - "Wild Child" (55 min) Quiz & discussion due Sept 3, 10pm
Aug 31 t - Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Groups, and Social Organizations Quiz due Sept 3, 10pm
Sept 1 w - human behavior experiments documentary video
Sept 2 r – work day Just the Basics (nc)
Sept 6 m - CLOSED
Sept 7 t - Chapter 5: Deviance and Social Control, Quiz due Sept 10, 10pm
Sept 8 w – Active shooter training
Sept 9 r – work day Just the Basics
Sept 12 Sunday - Just The Basics Please! Appendix and extra credit Attach by Sept 12, 11:55pm
Sept 13 m - Chapter 6: Social Stratification Quiz due Sept 17, 10pm
Sept 14 t – wealth inequality video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vttbhl_kDoo (7 min)
Sept 15 w - Chapter 7: Racial and Ethnic Differentiation Quiz & discussion due Sept 17, 10pm
Sept 16 r - Video “The Shadow of Hate” Quiz & discussion due Sept 17, 10pm
Sept 20 m – video Green Book
Sept 21 t – video Green Book
Sept 22 w - Chapter 8: Sex and Gender Differentiation Quiz due Sept 24, 10pm
Sept 23 r - Harassment training
Sept 27 m - Chapter 9: Marriage and Family Quiz due Oct 1, 10pm
Sept 29 w - Service learning workday
Sept 30 r - Service learning workday. (nc)
Oct 3 Sunday - Service learning project due by 11:55pm
Oct 4 m - – Chapter 11 Collective Behaviors and Social Movements Quiz due TUESDAY Oct 12, 10pm
Oct 5 t - movie Iron Jawed Angels Last day to withdraw
Oct 6 w – Movie Iron Jawed Angels
Oct 7 r – Survivor exercise
Oct 12 t - Quiz 11 due TUESDAY Oct 12, 10pm
Oct 11 – 14 Finals week
****The instructor reserves the right to modify this syllabus if circumstances warrant****
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