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San José State University Sociology Department SOCI 173, Socialization, Section 1, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Natalie Boero Office Location: DMH 211 Telephone: (408) 924-5345 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday: 11:45am-1:00pm, 2:45pm-3:30pm, 8:45-9:30pm (Soc 105 Students only) Wednesday: 2:45-4:00pm Class Days/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30-11:45 Classroom: DMH 149B Prerequisites: SOCI 1 or equivalent. Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional) Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/natalie.boero or accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking your email for notifications relevant to the course. Course Description In general, the term “socialization” refers to the processes by which we learn the norms and expectations needed to function in society. Socialization happens at all levels of social structure and experience- from the development of the self through interaction to the ways in which larger social structures such as: race, class, education, and gender, influence our expectations and life chances. In this course we will study classical theories of socialization as well as learn about the institutional settings in which socialization takes place. Though this course is heavily focused on childhood, we will also talk about adult socialization and the ways people resist socialization to conventional norms. Socialization, Soci 173, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 8
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Required Texts/Readings Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States (2009) by: Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hseuh, and Mayumi Karasawa. University of Chicago Press *(Be sure to buy the 2009 book, not the 1991 version, they are not at all similar!) Unequal Childhoods: Race, Class, and Family Life (2003) by: Annette Lareau. University of California Press. Other Readings In addition, a required course reader is available for purchase at Maple Press (481 E. San Carlos St. between 10 th and 11 th ) and is also on reserve in the library. Classroom Protocol Reading makes up a significant portion of the work in this class. Keeping up on the reading is important to keeping up with class discussions as well as preparing for exams. I expect that you will have each week’s readings completed by Monday of each week. I have tried to make the reading interesting and manageable so that we can all participate in active and respectful discussions. Please bring your readings to class each day so that we can refer to them in discussions. (See reading responses below) Participation is critical to your success in this course. Though I will not take attendance, coming to class is important as I will lecture on materials not included in the readings. In addition, we will be watching several films in class, some of which may be difficult to locate on your own. We will also be doing in-class activities which cannot be made up outside of class. Socialization is something we all have intimate experience with and I
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