March 3rd Week 3: Culture Read Ch 2 and article on website Cultural Relativism. Due A#3: Bring in a cultural artifact (any item that has meaning to you, not just ethnic culture) and prepare to share what it symbolizes. 4 points.
March 10th Week 4: Socialization Read Ch 3 and Ch 4
March 17th Week 5: Quiz 1. Social Interaction
March 24th Week 6: Conducting Social Research and Social Groups Read Ch 1: pages 16-29 and Ch 5
March 31st Week 7: Deviance and Robert Merton. Read Ch 6
April 7th Week 8: Due: Paper 1. Social Class and Karl Marx Read Ch 7 and Ch 13
April 14th Week 9: NO CLASS. Spring Break
April 21st Week 10: Race and Ethnicity Read Ch 8 and article posted on class website White Privilege, print out and bring to class. Due A #4: Be prepared to discuss a stereotype or label you feel others have of a group you belong to (does not have to be a racial or ethnic group) 4 points.
April 28th Week 11: Quiz 2 Immigration and Assimilation Read article posted on class website Immigration Myths and Facts
May 5th Week 12: Gender and Age Due A#5: Bring in a media image from a magazine (non-pornographic) that you feel relates to issues of gender or age. Think of an open-ended question to ask the class about the picture. Type up the question. 6 points Read Ch 9 Sign up for finals today
May 12th Week 13: Paper 2. Family Read Ch 11 Read Article on Website Chinese Mothers Are Superior
May 19th Week 14: Quiz 3. Religion, Durkheim, and Weber Read Ch 12 and article posted on website Due A #6: Misconceptions About Islam, type half a page to one page describing your personal reflection: What stood out to you most? What did you find most interesting? Or questions you still have. 8 points
May 26th Week 15: Sociology and Hip Hop Music Read article posted on website Hip Hop and Sociology
June 2nd Week 16: Final Presentations
June 9th Week 17: Final Presentations
Please note that the syllabus depending on the size, composition, and needs of the class. Any changes will be posted on the class website.
: Assignments that are turned in one day late will earn half possible points. Assignments will not be accepted any later. If you are absent your assignment can be e-mailed to the instructor by 6pm the day it is due. Text must be in the body of the e-mail, not as an