1 Course Information Course number and title: Soc100 Introductory SociologyCRN: 27505/28798 Meeting time: online asynchronous Course credit hours: 3.0 Information About the Instructor Name: Dr. Brandon A. JacksonOffice Location: Stone Hall 305 Email Address: [email protected]Office hours: (online via zoom) 11:00am-12:00pm (eastern) or by appointment Syllabus Change Policy: This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change at my discretion. Please regularly check the course website and your Purdue University email for announcements of course changes. Course DescriptionCourse Description This course will introduce you to the central concepts, methods and perspectives of sociology by developing your sociological imagination. As we explore our everyday world, you will begin to think critically about social life. The overall goal is to have you think critically about your lives, and see the world outside of your everyday bubble. The goals for this course are as follows **Master basic sociological concepts, including three dominant theoretical perspectives, and major research methods used in sociological research. **Increase your understanding of certain substantive social issues; such as race, class and gender. **Further develop your critical thinking skills. Our collective success in reaching these goals depends on your active participation. With proper preparation and participation this course can be an enjoyable and informative learning experience for all. Learning Resources, Technology, & Texts The Real World, (7thEdition) by Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein, W.W. Norton, 2020 •You may purchase the e-book & the required e-learning tools (InQuizitive) for about $40 at W.W.Norton. •If you prefer, you can buy a new paper copy of the book. It will come with access to InQuizitive and the ebook. •If you buy a used paper copy, you will still need to buy the InQuizitive/e-book bundle. •Pdf versions of the ebook will not include all the resources you need Other Required Materials: All other materials are available through our Brightspace page and Purdue Libraries. After you have purchased the InQuizitive/ebook bundle, you should always access the quizzes through Brightspace. If
2 you access the InQuizitive quizzes through the Norton website, your grades will not be recorded properly. Please familiarize yourself with the Brightspace site for this course. You will use it to access all the content, resources, and assessments for this course. Please check Brightspace daily for course updates and announcements. The quickest way to contact me is through email ([email protected]). Keep in mind that I primarily respond to emails from 9am-5pm M-F and try to respond as soon as possible (generally within 24-48) hours. Be sure to check your university email on a regular basis as this is the primary way in which I will communicate with the class.