SOC 1 INTRODUCTION (16 or 18 WEEK)
TOPICS
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
GENERAL THEORIES IN PLAY
PARADIGMS
C. Wright Mills: Personal problem versus Social issues - steeped in the idea that numbers matter
Alessio criticizes Mills on number issue - there can be a social problem if only one person affected.
Conflict perspective
Functionalist perspective
Critical theory
Macro and Micro orientation
MAIN ASSIGNMENTS
ORIENTATION:
Initial roll
Drops
QUESTION: define Sociology
Mindmap Sociology - discussion - questions
Discuss syllabus (40 min)
Optics presentation PPT fun to start the class off (20 min)
Introduction presentation PPT (46 slides <1hr)
HW: Syllabus quiz; I get it!: Plagiarism agreement; CH 01 Openstax:  http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/introduction-to-sociology-2e/get (Get PDF: about 22 pages)
JOURNAL: Each student in each class keeps a weekly journal that covers two separate days of the week for 20 points (10 points each days submission - two separate days).
READING/RESPONSE TEXT AND VIDEO: two or more responses to readings or videos will be assigned (~20 points each).
REVIEW OF ORIGINAL RESEARCH from the journal named "Social Forces." (100 points)
QUIZZES (BY TOPICS). Possibly weekly. Multiple attempts allowed?
FINAL EXAM (M/C) of approximately 100 questions for 100 points taken from the weekly quizzes.
MAJOR THEMES:
ORIENTATION:
Initial roll
Drops
QUESTION: define Sociology
Mindmap Sociology - discussion - questions
Discuss syllabus (40 min)
Optics presentation PPT fun to start the class off (20 min)
Introduction presentation PPT (46 slides <1hr)
HW: Syllabus quiz; "I get it!": Plagiarism agreement; CH 01 Openstax:  http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/introduction-to-sociology-2e/get (Get PDF: about 22 pages)
INTRODUCTION & BEGINNINGS
Introduction PPT
Origins PPT - discuss
C Wright Mills
Durkheim Social Facts
Videos from Matrix (http://pinxit.com/page20/code-7/index.html )
Social Construction of Reality PPT
HW Quizzes or Surveys
HW Reading/response Berger and Luckman "Social Construction of Reality" excerpt.
REMAINDER OF COURSE
SOME OF THE MAJOR SOCIAL THEMES COVERED:
The socialization process
Culture
Race and Ethnicity
Gender and sexual identity
Education
Social Stratification and Inequality
Work and the Economy
Media and Technology
Population and Demographics
Social Change and Social Movements
The interconnectedness of all of the above