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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid August 26, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Course updates n Introduction to group work n A crisis of education n Assignment for 8/29/11
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Introduction to group work n Course groups Ø 10 groups with 5-6 members each Ø Group projects and presentations Ø Online and in-class activities Ø Communication through website n Today Ø Ad hoc groups for discussion of Nikolski, Alaska Ø Practice for group engagement
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The problem of education in Nikolski, Alaska n Nikolski, Alaska Ø Population: 18 (2010) Ø May be oldest continuously occupied community in the world; first settled at least 8,500 years ago Ø About 100 miles SW of Dutch Harbor, Alaska Ø Main economic activities are fishing and crab processing, sheep and livestock raising, and subsistence Ø No docking facility; one small airstrip built by US Air Force Alaska school districts
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The Nikolski school crisis n Write names of group members on card n http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/11/25/us/1247465851581/an-alaskan-village-in-crisis.html
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Unformatted text preview: n After watching video, discuss these questions: What forms of social organization are illustrated in this story? What issues would you say characterize education as an institution in Nikolski? What social problems do you see in Nikolski? Can Nikolski survive? What could or should be done to promote its survival? n Have one member of the group take notes Alaskan school crisis analysis n Go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/us/26alaska.html n Using Moodle course website, email file to other members of group without laptops n Hint: you may need to subscribe to NYT online first! n Read article and review discussion questions n Make notes on these points and bring to class on Monday to discuss in your group Assignment for 8/29/11 Be ready to discuss Nikolski questions Read Charon and Vigilant, Ch. 2 Quiz 1 (covering C&G, Ch. 3) opens tonight, will be due Wednesday...
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