SC 101

FINAL TAKE HOME!!!

It’s time, everyone. Find it here. And good luck!

Syllabi

In the Monday-Wednesday (A) section? Get the syllabus here!

In the Tuesday-Thursday (B) LeaDeRS section? Get the syllabus here!

 

Semester Schedule & Readings

  

Week 1 (1/20 – 1/24)

What is Sociology?

Readings:

“Celebrity Drug Scandals, Media Double Standards” by Tiger

Week 2 (1/27 – 1/31)

The Sociological Imagination!

Readings:

Textbook, chapter 1

 

Week 3 (2/3 – 2/7)

Culture and Viewing with “Alien Eyes”

 Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 3 pp. 75-­94 only

“Body Ritual Among the Nacirema,” by Minder

 

  

Week 4 (2/10 – 2/14)

Socialization

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 4

“The Interaction Order of Public Bathrooms” by Cahill

Week 5 (2/17 – 2/21)

How do we know that we know what we know? Methods

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 2

Best, selection from Damned Lies and Statistics

Week 6 (2/24 – 2/28)

Group Behavior & Organizations

 

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 5

“Nazi Doctors at Auschwitz” by Lifton

Week 7 (3/3 – 3/7)

Yay! Spring Break this week! Stay safe and have a good break!

Readings:
None!

Week 8 (3/10 – 3/14)

Criminal Justice as a System

 

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 6

“The Mark of a Criminal Record,” by Pager

Week 9 (3/17 – 3/21)

Deviance & Crime, Part II

 

Readings:

“The Lockdown”  from The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Alexander, here.

Miss part of Murder on a Sunday Morning? Watch:

Week 10 (3/24 – 3/28)

Stratification and Poverty

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 7 and Chapter 10

Week 11 (3/31 – 4/4)

Gender

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 8

“The Five Sexes” by Fausto Sterling

 

Week 12 (4/7 – 4/11)

Race & Ethnicity

 

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 9

“Europeans, Not West Africans,Dominate the NBA” by Graves

 

Week 13 (4/14 – 4/18)

Marriage & Family

Readings:

Textbook. Chapter 12

“Gay Marriage Isn’t Revolutionary. It’s Just Next,” by Coontz

Week 14 (4/21 – 4/25)

Sex Is Not a Natural Act – The Sociology of Human Sexuality

Readings:

8-point definition of abstinence only ed

Red Sex, Blue Sex

Selections from from Sex is Not a Natural Act by Tiefer

Week 15 (4/28 – 5/2)

Education

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 13

“The Ordering Regime,” from The Shame of the Nation by Kozol

 

Week 16 (5/5 – 5/9)

Media

Readings:

Textbook, Chapter 3 pp. 94-­117 only

“The Trippy Sounds of the 60s: How Dick Dale, The Doors, and Even Dylan Swayed to Arab Music” from Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots by Curiel

Next, listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yaq-KD-ylqI

Then this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qd2Nb-oh4I

 

Lecture Slides

 

Weeks 1 & 2 – What Is Sociology – The Sociological Imagination

Week 3 – Culture

Week 4 – Socialization

Week 6 Part 1 – Methods

Week 6 Part 2 – Groups & Orgs

Week 8 – Crime, part one

Week 9 – Crime, Cont.

Week 10 – Class & Strat (don’t like the slides? Try an outline!)

Week 10 – Class & Strat, Part 2

Week 11 – Catchup

Week 12 – Gender

Week 13 – Race

Week 14 – Marriage, Family, Sexuality, Etc. – And an outline of the same material

Assignments & Rubrics

“How I Studied” – Students with perfect scores explain their strategies

 

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