SOC 105 Syllabus.pdf - SOC 105.01 Introduction to Sociology...

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SOC 105.01 Introduction to Sociology Frey Hall Room 104 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:20 PM Fall 2017 Instructor: Nicholas Hoover Wilson SBS S-423 [email protected] Office Hours: Thursdays 2:30-4:00 PM or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Katie Gordon (Student Surnames A-Ma) [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 SBS S-418 Lucas Azambuja (Student Surnames Mc-Z) [email protected] Office Hours: Thursdays 2:30-3:30 SBS N-428 Simone Boyd (Undergraduate) [email protected] Office Hours: Fri 9:30-11 AM Humanities Atrium Divya Kumar (Undergraduate) [email protected] Office Hours: Wed 9-10 AM Humanities Atrium Helena Roura (Undergraduate) [email protected] Office Hours: Th 10-11:15 AM Frey Hall Atrium Course Description This course provides a broad introduction to the core concepts in the field of sociology and to the distinctive style of sociological thought and analysis. It does so by coupling key theories, approaches, and sub-disciplines to concrete illustrations drawn from contemporary and historical social life. Learning Objectives (1) Understand the concepts, theories, and methods that sociologists use to understand and explain social phenomena. (2) Begin to skillfully consume and apply those same concepts, theories, and methods. Course Evaluation This course gives you three options for how you will be graded. If you take no action, here is how you will be graded:
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20% Attendance, quizzes, and class participation (gathered from Turning Technology’s hardware clickers) 45% Three course midterms (graded equally at 15% each) 35% Course final Attendance, Quizzes, and Class Participation (20%) Although recordings and slides from each lecture will be made available on BlackBoard (provided our recording technology works correctly), you are still required to come to class. I will expect you to have completed any assigned readings and viewed any assigned materials (with the exception of in-class films) prior to the lecture for which they are assigned. In class, we will have quizzes and activities, which with you attendance sum to 20% of your grade. This attendance requirement comes into effect during week 2 of class. I will only waive this attendance requirement in two cases. First, because life happens, you may miss three (3) regular lectures over the course of the semester with no penalty . (You do not need to inform me or your TA of these three absences we will automatically drop your lowest three participation sessions.) Second, and provided that you make arrangements to cover the material you missed, students participating in University-sanctioned activities are excused. Students for University-excused absences must provide documentation, but you don't need to notify us when using a no-penalty absence.
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