Intro 3AC - Welcome to Principles of Sociology (Soc. 3AC)...

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Welcome to Principles of Sociology (Soc. 3AC) Spring 2011 Mary Kelsey, Ph.D. mkelsey@berkeley.edu Office hours: Tues 9:45 – 11:45 am in 454 Barrows Hall
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Early Drop Deadline Class Sociology 3AC is an Early Drop Deadline Class. The drop date is Friday, January 28 th . If you are uncertain whether or not you want to stay in this class, read the syllabus carefully. Do the course readings and assignments interest you? Can you commit to showing up at 8 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday? While I will do my best to make this class well worth your time, if the class and its requirement are not a good match for you, you may want to look for a course that better suits your needs. Make your decisions carefully!
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Download from email or B-space web site 3 required texts and 1 required course reader (Krishna Copy) Grades based on 4 requirements 1) Pop quizzes (best 4) (20%) 2) One midterm essay (30%) 3) Final project (40%) 4) Attendance/participation (10%) 30 extra credit points Book review Attend/write up an event Social psychology experiment
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Class attendance B-space postings 4 required posts over the semester (-5 pts for fewer posts) Indicate that you have read at least 10 posts by classmates (-1 for fewer readings) Turn in work on time, including rough draft of final project Improvement in grades Anything else that reflects engagement with the class (emails, office hours
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Come to class and sign the attendance sheet! Can be dropped after 2 consecutive absences. Email me if you have a good reason to miss class. After 2 unexcused absences, 2 points will be deducted from participation grade for every subsequent
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Power Point Quota I will share my power points if 85% of the class is either in attendance or has an excused absence.
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Study of society through the examination of: Institutions Organizations Patterned behavior Shared cultural/ideological assumptions about how society should be Underlying question of sociology: what is a good society?
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How individual agency interacts with social forces Individual behavior takes place within socially created context and socially constrained choices How can individuals come together to create change as a larger collective?
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Intro 3AC - Welcome to Principles of Sociology (Soc. 3AC)...

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