Thursday - 8/28/97 - 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 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.
Thurs (8/28/97) Course Intro Tues (9/02/97) The Sociological Perspective 4-10 Thurs (9/04/97) Sociological Theory: Competing Paradigms 10-17 Tues (9/09/97) How Do Sociologists Conduct Research? 17-28 Thurs (9/11/97) Using Electronic Resources
Tues (9/16/97) What is ‘Culture'? 36-44 Thurs (9/18/97) Exploring Cultural Diversity 44-61 Tues (9/23/97) How Do We Become Part of the Social World? 68-76 Thurs (9/25/97) Re-Socialization and Total Institutions 76-80 Tues (9/30/97) The Socialization Process 80-86 Thurs (10/02/97) Conformity and Social control 86-93 Tues (10/07/97) What Is ‘Deviance? 100-111 Thurs (10/09/97) Crime in the United States 111-118 Tues (10/14/97) Crime and Social Control 118-126 Thurs (10/16/97) Flex Time
Tues (10/21/97) Explaining Inequalities: Functionalist, Marxist Perspectives 131-140 Thurs (10/23/97) Explaining Inequalities: The Weberian Perspective 131-140 Tues (10/28/97) The American Class Structure 140-144 Thurs (10/30/97) The American Dream 144-157 Tues (11/04/97) Racial Inequalities in the U.S. Wilson* Thurs (11/06/97) American Apartheid? 192-199 Tues (11/11/97) Housing in Detroit Anderson* Thurs (11/13/97) Race: Biological Reality or Social Construct? 188-193,Duneier* Tues (11/18/97) Gender Inequalities in American Society 227-241 Thurs (11/20/97) Affirmative Action: Exploring Myths & Realities 197-199 Tues (11/25/97) Sex v. Gender: What's the Difference? 218-227 Thurs (11/27/97) ***Thanksgiving Break - No Class*** Tues (12/02/97) Exploring Social Institutions: The Media 378-384 Thurs (12/04/97) Mediated Images: Tools of Socialization or Entertainment? 384-393
Tues (10/21/97) Explaining Inequalities: Functionalist, Marxist Perspectives 131-140 PART IV: SOCIAL CHANGE Tues (12/09/97) Theories of Social Change 420-426 Thurs (12/11/97) Social Movements 426-439 Tues (12/16/97) ***Policy Journals Due*** *Those readings marked with an asterisk (*) can be found in the Manning reader which accompanied your textbook.