TUESDAY-THURSDAY COURSE SCHEDULE

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.

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE

		
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	
	                          


PART II: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES

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	



PART III:WHO GETS WHAT AND WHY?

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



PART IV:SOCIAL CHANGE

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.