MondaY (9/1/97) 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 class preparation (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 (9/01/97) Course Intro and The Sociological Perspective 4-10 Wed (9/03/97) Sociological Theory: Competing Paradigms 10-17 Mon (9/08/97) ***Labor Day - No Class*** Wed (9/10/97) How Do Sociologists Conduct Research? 17-28
Mon (9/15/97) What is ‘Culture'? 36-44 Wed (9/17/97) Exploring Cultural Diversity 44-61 Mon (9/22/97) How Do We Become Part of the Social World? 68-76 Wed (9/24/97) Re-Socialization and Total Institutions 76-80 Mon (9/29/97) The Socialization Process 80-86 Wed (10/01/97) Conformity and Social control 86-93 Mon (10/06/97) What Is ‘Deviance? 100-111 Wed (10/08/97) Crime in the United States 111-118 Mon (10/13/97) Crime and Social Control 118-126 Wed (10/15/97) Flex Time
Mon (10/20/97) Explaining Inequalities: Functionalist, Marxist Perspectives 131-140 Wed (10/22/97) Explaining Inequalities: The Weberian Perspective 131-140 Mon (10/27/97) The American Class Structure 140-144 Wed (10/29/97) The American Dream 144-157 Mon (11/03/97) Racial Inequalities in the U.S. Wilson* Wed (11/05/97) American Apartheid? 192-199 Mon (11/10/97) Housing in Detroit Anderson* Wed (11/12/97) Race: Biological Reality or Social Construct? 188-193,Duneier* Mon (11/17/97) Gender Inequalities in American Society 227-241 Wed (11/19/97) Affirmative Action: Exploring Myths and RealitieS 197-199 Mon (11/24/97) Sex v. Gender: What's the Difference? 218-227 Wed (11/26/97) Flex Time Mon (12/01/97) Exploring Social Institutions: The Media 378-384 Wed (12/03/97) Mediated Images: Tools of Socialization or Entertainment? 384-393
Mon (12/08/97) Theories of Social Change 420-426 Wed (12/10/97) Social Movements 426-429 Mon (12/15/97) Formulating Social Policy 429-436 Wed (12/17/97) ***Policy Journals Due*** *Those readings marked with an asterisk (*) can be found in the Manning reader which accompanied your textbook.