Sociology : General Sociological Theory (Spring 05)

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Sociology 1301: Introduction to Sociology (Spring 05)
Susanne Green, PhD
305 Kelly Hall
747-7974
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: T, R 1-2
and by appt.
Nellie Nunez (Teaching Assistant)
307 Old Main
747-5740
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: T, R 10:30-12
Course Description/Objective:
As an introduction to sociology, this course covers a broad range of topics, theories, and
theorists. Lectures and class discussions cover the history and future of sociology as a
discipline and emphasize the application of social theory to modern society. My objective is
to provide you will the knowledge and tools necessary to analyze social structure, order, and
settings. Since “the sociological perspective opens a window into unfamiliar worlds and
offers a fresh look at familiar worlds,” I am looking forward to rich class discussions on
topics such as culture, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, family, economy and education.
Course Texts:
Henslin, James. (2005). Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (7th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Course Requirements:
There will be four examinations each worth 25% of the grade. Make-up examinations will
not be given. There are no extra credit assignments. This is a large lecture-based class and
regular attendance will improve your grade in the exams because you will be tested on
information in the text and information provided during my lectures.
Academia and Ethics:
Your course work is a reflection of yourself. Plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty will
result in failing this course. Cell phones, pagers, and other such devices disrupt the class.
Please remember to turn these gadgets off before class. Please be punctual. Class starts
exactly at 9:00. Late arrivals disrupt the class and are inconsiderate.
Classroom as a Safe Haven:
This classroom is a safe haven for all ideas. Respect not only your professor and teaching
assistant, but your peers as equals. We are all unique individuals entitled to our own opinions
and beliefs. However, any comments, jokes, or remarks that denigrate the worth of an
individual’s physical or mental ability, body size, religion, race, creed, ethnic background,
sexual preference, or gender are inappropriate and will not be tolerated.
Students with Disabilities:
Please be aware that the Disabled Student Services (Union East, room 106,Tel. 747-5148)
provides a program of support and advocacy services to students with disabilities. Please
contact that office and the instructor if you need additional support because of a disability.
Course and Reading Schedule:
(this syllabus in TENTATIVE, and I may make changes to it at my discretion.)
January
11-13 Introduction
Chapter 1: Sociological Perspective
18-20 Chapter 2: Culture
25-27 Chapter 3: Socialization
February
1
3
8-10
15-17
22
24
Exam Review
EXAM 1 (25% of your grade)
Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction
Chapter 5: How Sociologists Do Research
Chapter 10: Social Class in the U.S.
Exam Review
March
1
3
8-10
15-17
18
21-25
29
31
EXAM 2 (25% of your grade)
Chapter 11: Sex and Gender
Chapter 11 cont.
Chapter 12: Race and Ethnicity
CLASS DROP DEADLINE
SPRING BREAK!!!!
Chapter 13: The Elderly
Chapter 14: The Economy
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY-NO CLASS
April
5
7
12-14
19-21
26
28
Exam Review
EXAM 3 (25% of your grade)
Chapter 16: The Family
Chapter 17: Education
Chapter 18: Religion
Exam Review
May
3
16
EXAM 4 (25% of your grade-10:00-12:45)
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