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Lecture 1 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers Lecture 1...

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SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 8/27/07 Lecture 1 Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course Introduction and Syllabus Hi, welcome to Sociology 3AC for fall semester 2007. The first order of business is your syllabus. I e-mailed the syllabus and I posted it on Bspace and also on Courseweb. Paper copies of syllabi are not going to get distributed here. If you are not enrolled in the course and thus cannot get access to it on Bspace, you can go to the online schedule of classes, and if you look up this class in fall 2007, there’s a link to the course website and you can access the syllabus which is up there. That is for people who are not currently enrolled or are on the waitlist and who are interested in checking the class out. You should check it out on the syllabus because that’s the contract between you and me. The first couple of pages on the syllabus tell you something about how I teach, what Sociology is, and what this version of Sociology is, as well as what is involved in your learning and your participation in this course and this version of Sociology. The first three pages of the syllabus are very important. I see it as a couple of pages of fine print. You have been warned. There’s something about this course that can rock people’s boats. Our discipline was formed in times of turmoil and it was an effort to figure out if there was a way to engineer a good society or a better society so we can flourish. That’s what sociology, in its original state, was all about. We apply the human tools of rational inquiry to the social world that we inhabit and figure out if there is a better way to handle turmoil. Sometimes there isn’t, but we won’t know until we try to figure it out first with reason. Not with just our hunches or opinions, but with systematic investigation of the reality of the social world we inhabit. Waitlist and Enrollment The first order of business is who can take this class, and if you are currently enrolled, you’re in. You have to keep your enrollment by coming every single time and signing in. We will collate rosters, and all you have to do is write your name next to where it appears. The first nine pages are the people who are enrolled, ad the next six are those who are on the waitlist. Sign in even if you are on the waitlist. If you want to add this class and are neither, you must add yourself on Telebears. You will be absorbed into the class as space is available. The enrollment process is automated; get
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Lecture 1 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers Lecture 1...

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