Monday (1/12/98) Introduction and Overview *Use this first class as your opportunity to interview the instructor and the class itself. You may want to consider the amount of coursework, the time you will need to spend on homework (about 2 hours for every 1 hour of in-class time), the amount of work in your other courses, the other commitments in your family life, your current work schedule, whether or not the course is required, if you like the instructors teaching style, and whether or not you feel comfortable and ready to learn in this class format. The first day of any class is your opportunity to ask the instructor questions to clarify the expectations for the course - use this time wisely.
Mon 1/12/98 Course Intro Wed 1/14/98 The Sociological Perspective Kornblum 4-8, Morley 2-8 Fri 1/16/98 Sociological Theory Kornblum 8-14, Morley 8-16 Mon 1/19/98 MLK Day - No Class Wed 1/21/98 Competing Paradigms Kornblum 14-16, Morley 17-26 Fri 1/23/98 How Do Sociologists Conduct Research? Kornblum 16-25, Morley 26-32 Mon 1/26/98 Research Methods Kornblum 22-23
Wed 1/28/98 What is ‘Culture'? Kornblum 32-38, *Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" Fri 1/30/98 Streetwise *Elijah Anderson, "Streetwise" Mon 2/2/98 Exploring Cultural Diversity Kornblum 38-55 Wed 2/4/98 How Do We Become Part of the Social World? Kornblum 70-91 Fri 2/6/98 The Socialization Process Kornblum 94-117 Mon 2/9/98 Conformity and Social Control Handount in Class Wed 2/11/98 What is Deviance? Kornblum 120-133 Fri 2/13/98 Why Do People Commit Deviant *Taking Sides - Is Crime Always Functional? Acts? Mon 2/16/98 Crime in the United States: *Taking Sides - Does Rap Music Contribute to Violent Crime? Myths and Realities Kornblum 133-141 Wed 2/18/98 The Prison System: *Taking Sides - Is Street Crime More Serious than White Collar Crime? Institutionalized Social Control Fri 2/20/98 Flex Time and Exam Review Mon 2/23/98 EXAM #1
Wed 2/25/98 Explaining Inequalities: The Functionalist Perspectives Kornblum 144-152 Fri 2/27/98 Explaining Inequalities: Marxist Perspectives Kornblum 152-158 Mon 3/2/98 The American Class Structure Kornblum 158-167 Wed 3/4/98 The American Dream Kornblum 167-179 Fri 3/6/98 Poverty in the U.S. Reading T.B.A. Mon 3/9/98 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS Wed 3/11/98 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS Fri 3/13/98 SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS Mon 3/16/98 Racial Inequalities in the US *Skin Deep Wed 3/18/98 Racial Inequalities in the US Kornblum 182-187 Fri 3/20/98 Race: Biological Reality or Social Construct? Kornblum 187-196 Mon 3/23/98 Racial and Ethnic Diversity Reading T.B.A. Wed 3/25/98 American Apartheid? Kornblum 196-199 Fri 3/27/98 Theories of Racial and Ethnic Inequality Kornblum 199-207 Mon 3/30/98 Sex v. Gender: What's the Difference? *West and Zimmerman, "Doing Gender" Wed 4/1/98 Gender Bending Kornblum 212-220 Fri 4/3/98 Gender Inequalities in American Society: Part I Kornblum 220-226 Mon 4/6/98 Gender Inequalities in American Society: Part II *Hocschild, "The Second Shift" Wed 4/8/98 Flex Time and Exam Review Fri 4/10/98 EXAM #2
Mon 4/13/98 Politics and Power Kornblum 332-339 Wed 4/15/98 Who Votes and Why? Kornblum 339-351 Fri 4/17/98 How Does Social Change Occur? Kornblum 384-394 Mon 4/20/98 Types of Social Movements Kornblum 394-398 Wed 4/22/98 What Do Social Movements Look Like? Kornblum 398-401 Fri 4/24/98 Why Do Social Movements Occur? Kornblum 401-411 Mon 4/27/98 Exam Review Day Wed 4/29/98 Exam #3 Fri 5/1/98 Final Exam Review Day FINAL EXAM TIME & DATE T.B.A. *Those readings marked with an asterisk (*) can be found in the Manning reader which accompanied your textbook.