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Soc 2070: Problems in Contemporary Society Social problems and the sociological perspective August 28 th , 2008
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Professor and T.A. Professor: Martin de Santos Office: 352 Uris Hall Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 T.A. Noona Oh Office: 347 Uris Hall Office Hours: Thursdays 2-4
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Pragmatics of the course Focus on a few selected social problems and on the U.S. Readings Use academic articles and books Course Packet available from the Cornell Bookstore 30-70 pages per week Lectures PowerPoint slides available in Blackboard
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Requirements and grading Two in-class exams covering half the course each (multiple choice, short answers and short essays). (40% each) Two small written assignments (1-2 pages) (20%) Ground rules Show up for lecture Don’t be late Come to class prepared having done the week’s readings
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Goals for this course Introduction to sociology 1. Sociological theories and mechanisms 2. Sociological methods 2. Develop critical thinking skills
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