Sociology 101 09-03-2008

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  • January 23, 2008
  • Sociology 101 09-03-2008

    1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE LARGE SOC 101: FORMAT AND EXPECTATIONS Soc 101: Introductory Sociology (Prof. K.R. Greene) September 3, 2008
    2. 2. The Instructional Staff <ul><li>Professor K.R. Greene, Ph.D </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Assistants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Cortopassi ( Sections 03, 07 & 13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rodrigo Pacheco-McEvoy (Sections 04, 08 & 10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicole Rangel (Sections (Section 09, 12 & 15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arthur Reed (Sections 01, 06 & 14) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rachel Smith (Sections 02, 05 & 11) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Structure of Instruction <ul><li>Lectures by Professor Greene </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am-9:50am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clickers will be used for learning assessment & attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually, 2 TAs will roam with “Oprah” microphones for questions and comments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion Section Meetings with TAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend assigned section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance will be taken </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments generally turned in at section </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Materials You Need <ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Real World (Ferris & Stein) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping the Social Landscape (Ferguson) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When Sex Goes to School (Luker) **free** </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Penguin Dictionary of Sociology **optional** </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supplies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPS Clicker Registered through Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(2) Small Red Scantron Forms for Midterm (1) & Final (1) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Sociological Orientation <ul><li>The world is socially constructed. </li></ul><ul><li>Human beings are agents of change. </li></ul><ul><li>Social structure shapes the meaning of action. </li></ul><ul><li>Often critical of the status quo . </li></ul>
    6. 6. Grading Criteria <ul><li>Lecture Participation 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-term Exam 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Written Assignments 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Section Participation 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Final Paper 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Final Exam 20% </li></ul>
    7. 7. Student Services <ul><li>Student Disability Services </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling & Psychological Services </li></ul><ul><li>Student Health Services </li></ul>
    8. 8. Course Objectives <ul><li>Learn key terms and thinkers in sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Practice thinking like a sociologist—beginner’s mind </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out what’s important in an assignment & put it in your own terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Write like a nerdy grown-up. </li></ul><ul><li>Construct solid, logical arguments </li></ul>
    9. 9. How to Be Good <ul><li>Spend lots of time on homework </li></ul><ul><li>Be on time & stay the whole time </li></ul><ul><li>Always show up </li></ul><ul><li>Make friends </li></ul><ul><li>Check for the scoop </li></ul><ul><li>Take responsibility and control </li></ul>
    10. 10. How to Be Better <ul><li>Try really hard </li></ul><ul><li>Turn in assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Do not procrastinate </li></ul><ul><li>Be your best self in class </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER CHEAT!!!! </li></ul>
    11. 11. Things To-Do for Next Week <ul><li>Read & take syllabus test by Saturday at 9am (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Register CPS Clickers (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Do readings for Sept 8 th -12 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring any questions or comments with you to class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not what you will be discussing in section next week. </li></ul></ul>

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