1001fall010syllabus - Sociology 1001 Section 01(Discussion...

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Sociology 1001 Section 01 (Discussion Sections 01D-08D) Introduction to Sociology Fall, 2010 Dr. Davita Silfen Glasberg Office: Room 220 Manchester Hall Phone: 486-5504 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am-10:00am and by appointment “The truth is out there.” (Muldur Fox, X-Files ) “Truth is not always easily discernible—and even when it is, the prism, depending on which side of the river you reside on, may create a wholly different illusion.” (Alex Kotlowitz, 1998) “Once the fig leaf has fallen, we might as well look at what it has been hiding. For it is by exploring the things we dare not say to each other that we can best get to know one another.” (Ellis Cose, 1997) COURSE GOALS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS SOC 1001 fulfills a requirement of General Education Content Area Two: Social Sciences. Its goals are to help students: 1. Acquire awareness of the era and society. This course provides a systematic overview of the contemporary social institutions that influence everybody's everyday life, providing students with a greater appreciation of the forces that shape their social world. American society is also examined in historical and comparative perspective, further increasing students' awareness of the distinctive and university features of our society. This also contributes to the next point: 2. Acquire consciousness of the diversity of human culture and experience. The comparative and historical approach to the institutions and roles of contemporary American society makes students aware of society variability, and also explains systematically what accounts for the variability among societies. Both #1 and #2 contribute to: 3. Acquire critical judgment. Logical and perceptive reasoning requires an awareness and understanding of one's assumptions and premises. In the social realm, this entails an ability to appreciate the distinctiveness of one's roles and experiences, take their effects into account, and consider one's social arrangements that one has not directly encountered. COURSE REQUIREMENTS You will be required to take two one-hour exams and a two-hour final exam ( each worth 25% of your course grade). You are required to complete the plagiarism module on HuskyCT by September 10 . You may retake it once if you are not satisfied with your score. You must do this module for this course even if you’ve done it before for another course. This module will be worth 5% of your course grade.
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You will also be required to post a total of 5 out of 14 possible weekly entries of at least 2 full paragraphs in your assignment file on HuskyCT summarizing the assigned article in the text (indicated on the syllabus; please note: the HuskyCT article assignment readings follow the end of the chapters in which they are assigned ) and using at least one sociological concept from that week’s assigned chapter to analyze it. One paragraph should be a summary of what is going on in the article; the other paragraph
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1001fall010syllabus - Sociology 1001 Section 01(Discussion...

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