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Fey_syllabus_Soc101_MW200_Fall2011 - SYLLABUS Sociology 101...

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SYLLABUS Sociology 101 - Introduction to Sociology Murdock Hall 201, M&W 2:00pm – 3:15pm Instructor: Richard Fey, Ph.D. E-mail: [email protected] Office: Cowden 103 Office Hours: T&TH 12:15pm – 2:15pm Class website: http://myasucourses.asu.edu (Blackboard) Required reading : Sociology: A Station at the Crossroads of Our Lives . (special printing for this class). This textbook is available from the ASU bookstore. You will also need to purchase a TURNING POINT remote control clicker. TurningPoint clickers are available for purchase at the ASU Bookstore. You MAY also use your laptop or some cell phones in class instead of buying the clicker. You must register your clicker (or alternative) on blackboard!! Please follow the directions I provide in the blackboard announcements under “COURSE INFORMATION” . If you have taken Sociology 301, you may not be able to receive credit for this course. Please see your advisor if you have any questions. Students with special needs : Please see me before the end of the second week of this class, so that your needs can be accommodated. All information is confidential. Disability Resources for Students is located in MCENT 143, Phone: 965-1234, http://www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/ed/drc/ Course Objectives : This course is designed to introduce students to concepts relating to social life and human social interactions. Group dynamics, the structure of a society and interpersonal relationships are some of the interactions we all deal with on a daily basis. Each of these interactions determines our perceptions and definitions, and in turn constantly shape and alters our views and interpretation. In Invitation to Sociology , the sociologist Peter Berger defined this idea in the following way: "It is quite correct to say that society is objective fact, coercing and even creating us. But it is also correct to say that our meaningful acts help to support the edifice of society and may on occasion help to change it. Indeed, the two statements contain between them the paradox of social
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