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  • 1. Welcome Class: Introduction to Sociology Course, 1000; Section, 380 Instructor: John R. Carlson, Ph.D.
  • 2. Sociology  It is a social science discipline that study’s human society and social interaction.
  • 3. This course is a systematic study of human society with primary emphasis on … social interaction, culture, socialization, social groups, social institutions, social causation, & social change.
  • 4. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION: Topic Outline: Sociological approach Sociological view of culture Social structure and organization Social interaction Socialization Deviance and social control Social inequality, differentiation, and stratification Social institutions Social change
  • 5. Breakdown of the grade point assignment  Attendance/participation… …….14 pts.;  Class group presentation……… 16 pts.;  4 Examinations: 20 pts/each...80 pts. 100 possible points
  • 6. REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS display of name placard at each class session; Textbook: Kendall, Diana. 2008. Sociology In Our Times. Seventh Edition. Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN: 9780495504276.
  • 7. Supplemental Resource http://www.wadsworth .com/cgiwadsworth/co urse_products_wp.pl? fid=M20b&flag=stude nt&product_isbn_issn =9780495504276&dis ciplinenumber=14
  • 8. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STUDENTS The assigned textbook (see section XII, below) readings and lecture material will be supplemented by DVD presented documentaries and experiential activities conducted during the class sessions. Students should read the assigned chapter(s) (see section, XII, below) and be fully prepared to discuss the chapter material, since at times students will be called on to answer and/or furnish a constructive comment on a particular issue at hand. Moreover, lack of preparedness (i.e., not constructively responding to a discussion question),and/or students not displaying a name placard will result in no participation points being granted for the particular class session at hand.
  • 9. EXAMINATIONS: ESSAY & MULTIPLE CHOICE SEGMENTS  Allexam grades will take into account an item analysis of multiple choice questions, whereby, those questions proving to be problematic (i.e., poorly worded, redundant choice(s)), will be adjusted accordingly.
  • 10. Exam Point Breakdown Exam I  essays, 4 pts.;  multiple choice, 16 pts. Exam II  essays, 6 pts.;  multiple choice, 14 pts. Exam III  essays, 8 pts.;  multiple choice, 12 pts. Exam IV  essays, 10 pts.  multiple choice, 10 pts.
  • 11. GRADING POLICY The following grade scale will be for the most part, applied: 90 – 100 = A 80 – 89 = B 79 – 70 = C 60 – 69 = D Below 60 = F Students demonstrating improvement over time, typically receive the benefit of doubt in terms of their overall grade assignment, given that some students take time to become acclimated to test taking and the like.
  • 12. ATTENDANCE POLICY • Regular attendance and participation in discussions (i.e., posted in discussion link, and addressing questions posed during in-class sessions) is expected and graded. Full positive participation facilitates and understanding of the subject matter as well as serving as an important method for assessing the level of comprehension of the course material.
  • 13. ATTENDANCE POLICY – continued- • It is the student’s responsibility to sign the attendance sheet found at the entrance of the class; tardy students will not be permitted to sign this attendance sheet; whereby, no attendance points/session will be granted for those attendance class after the attendance sheet has been collected (attendance points/session =.1 pts.; maximum participation score/session = 7 pts..). • Excessive absences (i.e., 3 incidents of entire class absences), will result in a request by the instructor to formally withdraw from the class.
  • 14. CLASS SCHEDULE, Segment I: Discussion wk. 1 Jan. 12th Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective Discussion wk. 2 **Jan 19th Chapter 2 Sociological Research Methods selecting empirical article for group Presentation; Discussion wk. 3 Feb. 2nd Chapter 3 Culture Chapter 5 Society, Social Structure, and Interaction; focus on pgs. 138-139; 148-157; 169 (Macro Sociological Perspective) Discussion wk. 4 Feb. 9th EXAM I; Debrief Examination _________ **in-class session
  • 15. CLASS SCHEDULE, Segment II: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOG Y Discussion wk. 5 **Feb 16th Chapter 4 Socialization Chapter 6 Groups and Organizations Chapter 20 Collective Behavior, Social Movements & Social Change Discussion wk. 6 Feb 23rd Chapter 10 Race and Ethnicity; Chapter 11 Sex and Gender Discussion wk. 7 March 2nd E X A M I I; Debrief Exam
  • 16. CLASS SCHEDULE, Segment III: URBAN SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL PROBLEMS Discussion wk. 8 March 16th Chapter 8 Class and Stratification in the United States Chapter 9 Global Stratification; Chapter 19 Population and Urbanization Discussion wk. 9 March 23rd Chapter 7 Deviance and Crime; Chapter 12 Aging and Inequality Based on Age; Chapter 18 Health, Health Care, and Disability Discussion wk. 10 March 30th E X A M I I I; Debrief Exam
  • 17. CLASS SCHEDULE, Segment IV: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS & GROUP PRESENTATIONS (due, April 15th)  Discussion wk. 11April 6th ** Chapter 14 Politics and Government in Global Perspective  Discussion wk. 12 April 13th Chapter 13 The Economy and Work in Global Perspective; Chapter 16 Education  Discussion wk. 13 April 20th Chapter 17 Religion; Chapter 15 Families…  Discussion wk. 14 April 27th F I N A L E X A M (based on chapters 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17); Debrief Final Exam
  • 18. First Essay Question Discuss whether or not Sociology is a scientific discipline. Provide 3 primary reasons to support your position.
  • 19. Essay Grading Guidelines Expository Style:  Opening paragraph  Body; closing Proper Grammar  Punctuation  Tense, spelling, etc. Rhetoric- terms; concepts Logic- examples; statistical support Efficient- brief, concise Effective- clear
  • 20. Essay & Discussion question Guidelines – continued- Proper Citations - adhere to APA referencing system Example: The sociological imagination concept refers to….” the ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and the larger society” (Kendall, 2008: pg. 5). - appearing at the end of your essays, is a bibliography section).
  • 21. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/o wl
  • 22. Webmaster's Blog Browse OWL Resources The Writing Process Creating a Thesis Statement Developing an Outline Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for Argument Papers Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for Exploratory Papers Invention Presentation Prewriting (Invention) Proofreading Your Writing Reverse Outlining: An Exercise for Taking Notes and Revising Your Work Starting the Writing Process Understanding Writing Assignments Writer's Block/ Writer's Anxiety Writing Process Presentation
  • 23. Thesis Statement-owl- Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements Tips for Writing Your Thesis Statement 1.Determine what kind of paper you are writing: An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience. An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience. An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and- effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.
  • 24. Thesis Statement, from Owl-continued If you are writing a text which does not fall under these three categories (ex. a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader. 2. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence. 3. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper. 4. Your topic may change as you write, so you may need to revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper
  • 25. Thesis Statement Examples from –owl- • Example of an analytical thesis statement: • An analysis of the college admission process reveals one challenge facing counselors: accepting students with high test scores or students with strong extracurricular backgrounds. • The paper that follows should: • explain the analysis of the college admission process • explain the challenge facing admissions counselors
  • 26. Thesis Statement Example types from owl- continued- • Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement: The life of the typical college student is characterized by time spent studying, attending class, and socializing with peers. • The paper that follows should: explain how students spend their time studying, attending class, and socializing with peers
  • 27. Thesis Statement Example types from owl- continued- Example of an argumentative thesis statement: High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness. • The paper that follows should: present an argument and give evidence to support the claim that students should pursue community projects before entering college
  • 28. Thesis Statement, from owl- You should answer these questions by doing the following: • Set the context – provide general information about the main idea, explaining the situation so the reader can make sense of the topic and the claims you make and support • State why the main idea is important – tell the reader why s/he should care and keep reading. Your goal is to create a compelling, clear, and convincing essay people will want to read and act upon • State your thesis/claim – compose a sentence or two stating the position you will support with logos (sound reasoning: induction, deduction), pathos (balanced emotional appeal), and ethos (author credibility).
  • 29. Thesis Statement –from owl- • If your argument paper is long, you may want to forecast how you will support your thesis by outlining the structure of your paper, the sources you will consider, and the opposition to your position. Your forecast could read something like this: • First, I will define key terms for my argument, and then I will provide some background of the situation. Next I will outline the important positions of the argument and explain why I support one of these positions. Lastly, I will consider opposing positions and discuss why these positions are outdated. I will conclude with some ideas for taking action and possible directions for future research. • This is a very general example, but by adding some details on your specific topic, this forecast will effectively outline the structure of your paper so your readers can more easily follow your ideas.
  • 30. Body Section –from owl- Body Paragraphs: Moving from General to Specific Information • Your paper should be organized in a manner that moves from general to specific information. Every time you begin a new subject, think of an inverted pyramid - the broadest range of information sits at the top, and as the paragraph or paper progresses, the author becomes more and more focused on the argument ending with specific, detailed evidence supporting a claim. Lastly, the author explains how and why the information she has just provided connects to and supports her thesis (a brief wrap up or warrant).
  • 31. Body Diagram –owl-
  • 32. Owl, paragraph guidelines The four elements of a good paragraph (TTEB) • A good paragraph should contain at least the following four elements: Transition, Topic sentence, specific Evidence and analysis, and a Brief wrap-up sentence (also known as a warrant) – TTEB! • A Transition sentence leading in from a previous paragraph to assure smooth reading. This acts as a hand off from one idea to the next. • A Topic sentence that tells the reader what you will be discussing in the paragraph. • Specific Evidence and analysis that supports one of your claims and that provides a deeper level of detail than your topic sentence. • A Brief wrap-up sentence that tells the reader how and why this information supports the paper’s thesis. The brief wrap-up is also known as the warrant. The warrant is important to your argument because it connects your reasoning and support to your thesis, and it shows that the information in the paragraph is related to your thesis and helps defend it.
  • 33. ASA Format, from Owl In-Text References, ASA Style, In-text References If the author's name is in the text, put the date in parentheses: When Duncan (1959) studied... If the author's name is not in the text, enclose last name and year in parentheses: When these relationships were studied (Gouldner 1963)... Pagination follows the year of publication after a colon: As tabulated by Kuhn (1970:71) the results show... For joint authors, give both last names: (Martin and Bailey 1988)...
  • 34. ASA format, from Owl In-text Reference Formatting Include page references when you directly cite the authors words and when you think it will help the reader. Later references to the same source are cited in the same way as the first. Cite the last name of the author and year of publication. Quotations in the text should give page references. Block quotations (direct quotations of more than 40 words) should be offset from the main text. Do not include quotation marks with block quotes.
  • 35. ASA Format from Owl For three authors, give all last names in the first citation in the text; afterwards use the first name and et al.; for four or more names, use the first author's last name plus et al.: (Carr, Smith, and Jones 1962)...(Nilson et al. 1962)... For institutional authorship, supply minimum identification from the beginning of the complete citation: (U.S. Bureau of the Census 1963:117)... Separate a series of references with a semicolon and alphabetize: (Burgess 1968; Marwell et al. 1971)... For unpublished papers, cite the date. If no date is given, use n.d.: Jones (n.d.)... For machine-readable data files, cite authorship and date: ...(Institute for Survey Research 1976).
  • 36. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl ASA Citation Basics When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation . This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, E.g., (Jones, 1t998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper. If you are referring to an idea from another work but NOT directly quoting the material, or making reference to an entire book, article or other work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication in your in-text reference.
  • 37. Conducting Primary Research Pertinent Owl Windows Documenting Electronic Sources Evaluating Sources of Information Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style) Guidelines for Fair Use Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Research: Overview Resources for Documenting Sources in the Disciplines Searching the World Wide Web Writing a Research Paper
  • 38. OPEN OFFICE SOFTWARE OPTION, TO INTERFACE WITH ME. SUN MICROSYSTEM’S FREE OFFICE SUITE, AKIN TO MICROSOFT OFFICE http://www.openoffice.org/ The leading open-source office software suite for… word processing,  spreadsheets,  presentations,  graphics,  databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
  • 39. Navigating CE6 portal
  • 40. Next Week Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective