introd to sociology fall 2010 1

introd to sociology fall 2010 1 - SOC 201: Introduction to...

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SOC 201: Introduction to Sociology Fall 2010 Instructor: Michael Macaluso Office: 1168 Au Sable Hall Phone: 331-8978 Office Hours: Mon 1-2:00/Wed 1:45-2:45 Email: [email protected] Or by appointment – I am very Department Phone: 331-3370 accessible FB ID:!/profile.php?id=100000816015303 Texts Sociology Matters by Richard T. Schaefer (2009 – 4 th edition) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Ojibwa Warrior by Dennis Banks and Richard Erodes If there are additional readings – they will be handed out in class, posted on course reserve or Blackboard. Course Description Introduction to sociology addresses fundamental questions, concepts, theories, and general principles of sociological thought. In essence we all “do” sociology, but this course is designed to give you tools to examine the social world from a sociological lens. In this we will use this lens to examine culture, values, norms, race, gender, class, power relations, and group interaction. Introduction to sociology illustrates how human action transforms society, and how social and cultural forces constrain/shape those actions. We will examine sociological theory, socialization processes, social groups, social control, social diversity, social inequality, social movements, and social institutions in relationship to sociology. This syllabus is a tentative schedule of the semester’s events and can be altered any time if necessary [including scheduled readings, additional (unlikely) or less work, assignments, tests, etc.]. Academic Integrity Academic integrity is a core principal of this class. As an instructor, I have many of the same responsibilities as the class. The Objective and Expectations section of the syllabus pertain to the class as a whole. Your responsibilities include making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Student Code Booklet (www.gvsu/studentcode), Section 223.01 that pertains to academic integrity (plagiarism) because even if you mistakenly plagiarize you are in violation of GVSU policies. This includes taking ideas or material from other sources without proper citation, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, and computer misuse. Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated – while I have no desire to police you, I have a responsibility to the class, GVSU, and myself to ensure the work you do is your own. If there is academic dishonesty I will at a minimum fail your work and possibly pursue actions in accordance with GVSU policy. Objectives Digging deeper “peeling back the layers” – Having the ability to understand how the social world functions from a sociological lens. Sociology is a complex field and we will do our best to uncover those layers of meaning to understand our social world and its interconnectedness. To understand the concept of the sociological imagination and its applications to sociological thought.
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