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Syllabus - Introductory Sociology Laurie Chancey M.A 30-A-1...

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Introductory Sociology Laurie Chancey, M.A. 30-A-1 Stubbs Hall 225-578-5360 [email protected] Spring 2010 SOCL 2001.6 5 Lockett Hall, 3:10-4:30 MW Office hours: 10-12 MWF “The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates Catalog Description SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3) Major subject areas and principles of sociology. Course Objectives Sociology is the scientific study of human society. Sociologists study how we act in public and private, get educated, participate in religion, commit crimes, find a job, become rich or poor, and form families. There is a sociological component to nearly everything we do. In this course, several goals of general education will be met as you: 1. Define and explore important concepts and highlights in sociological theory, methods, and major areas of research. 2. Develop a sociological imagination —the ability to visualize the social forces that affect your life and the world at large. A well-developed sociological imagination is a skill that will serve you long after this course is over, helping you to think critically and challenge assumptions about the social world. To this end, we will work frequently on applying sociological concepts to real-life situations. Required Text
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2 Conley, Dalton. 2008. You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist . 1 st edition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. ISBN: 978-0-393-92760-3 (paperback). The textbook is essential to your success in this course. You will need a copy by the second week of class to prepare for quizzes. Communication You will interact frequently with Moodle to take quizzes, check your grade, and read expanded course policies and supplementary information. Check your official LSU email regularly for announcements throughout the semester. Email me anytime if you have questions or concerns that are not addressed on the syllabus. Tell me as early as possible if any issues may affect your performance in the course. Grade Components and Point Values Exam 1 100 points Exam 2 100 Exam 3 (Final) 100 Quizzes 100 Bonus Points ?
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