syllabus - SOCIOLOGY 10002 sec. 01 Dr. Mim Thomas...

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Dr. Mim Thomas UNDERSTANDING SOCIETIES 574-243-4887 or M-W 11:45-12:35 574-315-7264 107 Hesburgh Library mim.t.thomas.213@nd.edu Friday Tutorial Flanner 813 Office Hours: Friday 9:30-11:30 and by appointment TA’s: Kate Camarata kcamarata@gmail.com Beth Covay ecovay@nd.edu Sarah Shafiq sshafiq@nd.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION Sociologists study what Emile Durkheim, a pioneer in the field, termed “emergent properties”, or those properties that emerge out of human interaction and cannot be explained by only studying the characteristics and attributes of individuals. In “Understanding Societies”, we focus on how our lives reflect the context of our social experience and the ways that social forces translate into our everyday understandings of our lives. Central to sociology is a study of the constant interplay between human agency and larger social structures. Therefore, we not only focus on how embeddedness in larger structures impacts individuals but also how individual agency maintains as well as changes these structures. REQUIRED TEXTS Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology edited by John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis—7 th Code of the Streets by Elijah Anderson COURSE REQUIREMENTS In this class, we have 3 exams, each worth 28% of your grade. The exams are not cumulative and will include multiple choice questions and short answers. 5% of your grade will be based on class participation in your tutorials. In addition to the tests and participation, you are required to complete 4 homework assignments worth a total of 10% of your grade. This leaves 1%. For this last point, send me a fabulously
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syllabus - SOCIOLOGY 10002 sec. 01 Dr. Mim Thomas...

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