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Sociology 1301: Introduction to Sociology
Professor Larry Stern
FALL 2017

DATES (Week of . . .) &
ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE REMINDERS

LINKS TO READING ASSIGNMENTS
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WEB SITE VISITS

LINKS TO WRITING &
DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENTS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF QUIZZES

August 28

Student Profile - Introduction must be posted in the "Pinned Discussions" section on Canvas no later than Thursday, August 31st at 11:59PM.

Course Overview

Unit 1A: Introduction: Perspectives: Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing, and Being Deceived

Prologue: Student Profile - Introduce Yourself to the Class - Why You Might Be a Sociologist
This is a REQUIRED assignment - it does not receive a grade. The goal is to give all students - and the Professor - the opportunity to find out who our fellow-classmates are and, perhaps, forge bonds that will facilitate future class discussions.

Due Date: This assignment must be submitted in Canvas in the "Discussions" section no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, August 31st.


September 4



September 11

Unit 1A: Introduction: Perspectives: Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing, and Being Deceived (continued)


September 18

Unit 1B: Perspectives - The Intellectual Context: What is a Human Being?

Unit 2A: The Historical Development of Sociology: The Essential Tension Between Advocacy and Objectivity

Unit 2B: The Sociological Imagination, Social Factors, & the Search for Social Patterns

Quiz #1, which covers Units 1A and 1B on perspectives, will be available on Canvas Thursday, September 21st at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, September 25th.


September 25

Quiz #1, which covers Units 1A and 1B on perspectives, will be available on Canvas Thursday, September 21st at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, September 25th.

Unit 2B: The Sociological Imagination, Social Factors, & the Search for Social Patterns (continued)

Quiz #2, which covers Units 2A & 2B on the history of sociology and the search for social patterns, will be available on Canvas Thursday, September 28th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, October 2nd.

Required Summary-Response Paper Unit 2B: What is Sociology? The Search for Social Patterns (click link for question).
This writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 2nd.

October 2

Quiz #2, which covers Units 2A & 2B on the history of sociology and the search for social patterns, will be available on Canvas Thursday, September 28th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, October 2nd.

Required Summary-Response Paper for Unit 2B: This writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox no later than 10AM on Monday, October 2nd.


Unit 3A: Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology: Micro-level Approaches


 


October 9



Unit 3B: Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology: Macro-level Approaches

Quiz #3, which covers Units 3A & 3B on theory, will be available on Canvas Thursday, October 12th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, October 16th.

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 3A/B: Theoretical Perspectives and Images of Social Life (click link for question options). If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 16th.

October 16

Quiz #3, which covers Units 3A & 3B on theory, will be available on Canvas Thursday, October 12th at noon and must be completed no latr than 10AM on Monday, October 16th.

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 3A/B: If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 16th.

Last day to drop this course and receive the grade of "W" is Friday, October 20th.

Quiz #4, which covers Unit 4 on culture, will be available on Canvas Thursday, October 19th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, October 23rd.

Summary-ResponsePaper for Unit 4: The Study of Culture (click link for options),
If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 23rd.

October 23

Quiz #4, which covers Unit 4 on culture, will be available on Canvas Thursday, October 26th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, October 23rd.

Summary-ResponsePaper for Unit 4: If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, October 23rd


Unit 5: The Socialization Procces: The Influence of Social Groups and the Mass Media

Video: "Death in Gaza," LINK TO FILM

Video: "Stil Killing Us Softly"

Quiz #5 which covers Unit 5 on socialization, will be available on Canvas Thursday, November 2nd at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, November 6.

Summary-ResponsePaper for Unit 5: The Socialization Procces (click link for options),
If you choose to write this essay, itmust be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday
, November 6th.


October 30

 

Unit 5: The Socialization Procces: The Influence of Social Groups and the Mass Media

Video: "Death in Gaza," LINK TO FILM

Video: "Stil Killing Us Softly"


 

November 6

Quiz #5 which covers Unit 5 on socialization, will be available on Canvas Thursday, October 27th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, November 6th.

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 5:
If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox no later than 10AM on Monday, November 6th.


Quiz #6, which covers Unit 6 on racism, prejudice, and discrimination, will be available on Canvas Thursday, November 9th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, November 20th.

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 6: Race, Prejudice & Discrimination (click link for options),
If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 20th.

November 13

 

Unit 6: Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination: Socio-Historical Issues & Contemporary Concerns (continued)

Unit 7: Poverty & Inequality: Socio-Historical Issues & Contemporary Concerns

DVD in class: "How the Other Half Lives"



November 20

Quiz #6, which covers Unit 6 on racism, prejudice, and discrimination, will be available on Canvas Thursday, November 9th at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, November 20th.

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 6:
If you choose to write this essay it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox no later than 10AM on Monday, November 20th.

 

 

 

Unit 7: Poverty & Inequality: Socio-Historical Issues & Contemporary Concerns (continued)

Quiz #7, which covers Unit 7 on poverty and inequality, will be available on Canvas Thursday, November 23rd at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, November 27th.

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 7: Poverty and Inequality (click link for options)
If you choose to write this essay, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, November 27th.


November 27

Quiz #7, which covers Unit 7 on poverty and inequality, will be available on Canvas Thursday, November 23rd at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Monday, November 27th

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 7:
If you choose to write this essay it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox no later than 10AM on Monday, November 27th.

Unit 8: Social Problems & Social Movements

Summary-Response Paper for Units 8/9: Public Sociology & Social Responsibility (click link for question)
If you choose to write this essay,, it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 10AM on Monday, December 4th.

 

December 4

Summary-Response Paper for Unit 8/9:
If you choose to write this essay it must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox no later than 10AM on Monday, December 4th.


Unit 9: Public Sociology & Social Responsibility

 

December 11