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Sociology 1301
Introduction to Sociology, Sections 007 and 009  
Fall, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:50; 11:00-12:20

Background Material:

Your Job
in College  

Opening Day Reading  
Part 3
   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide of Lecture Outlines and Handouts, Segment 3  
Links to readings from the third segment of the course: These will help you think through exam questions. "Which Sociological Perspective?"  The Macro-Micro Triangle
TOPIC 1:  Stratification

Readings:

Diagrams from Lecture

Who Rules America?

6 Minute Video:   Wealth in America  

College students debate:  Money and Social Class

62 Richest vs. half the world

Gunning for the Poor (Conflict Theory?) 

The race card  (Functionalist Theory?)

TOPIC 2:  Gender and Age
Readings & Links:
Gender and Violence in High School 5 Things Women Couldn't do in 1965
 
Koufax Gay? Lindsey Lohan x 2 
    Dirty Pictures Who is this Mystery Woman
The OBJECT  of desire Wage discrimination
 
The "P" Word

Women Tweet

Giuliani's defense

A Sign
 

Women, Aging, and American Film

Andy Rooney
Age, Gender, and Sex

Sexuality and Aging  Caution - Rated "R" for nudity

Sexuality, Age, and Illness
Also rated "R" for nudity

TOPIC 3:  Race

Readings:

Lubbock's Segregation Law repealed in 1977

Race and History

Race and the Name Game 

Race and Wealth

Asain Americans' Secret to Success

Driving While Black

Ronald Reagan and Immigration, 1986


Part 4
   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide of Lecture Outlines and handouts for Part 4  
Links to readings from the fourth segment of the course: These will help you think through exam questions. "Which Sociological Perspective?"  The Macro-Micro Triangle
TOPIC 1: Family

Readings:

 

Religiosity ... Fundamentalism, ... Partner Violence. 

Teen Pregnancy News

More Teen Pregnancy News

Teen Pregnancy Research

Teen Pregnancy Politics

TOPIC 2: Education

Readings:

Pygmalion in the Classroom 

The SAT and Social Class

College Tuuition Costs

TOPIC 3: Religion
Readings:

Tattoo 1  

Tattoo 2

Hypocrisy Factor

Obama 1

Obama 2         


Part 5
   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide of Lecture Outlines and Handouts for Part 5  
Links to readings from the fifth segment of the course: These will help you think through exam questions. "Which Sociological Perspective?"  The Macro-Micro Triangle
TOPIC 1: Health Care

Readings:

Is Religion a Health Resource for the Poor?

Healthcare worldwide

Killing White Women

The Impact of Obamacare 

Obamacare in Research

Maternal Mortality in Texas

Health Care vs. Social Security

Medical bankruptcy 

Bitter Pill   Why we spend 20% of GDP on Health Care.

TOPIC 2: Politics (Government)

Readings:

 

Social Class, Religion, and Presidential Appointments   

Presidents' Religion  

Obama-Care and Texas Politics

Diversity in the House

TOPIC 3:  Economy
Readings:

Passing the Plate

Ads and Schools

Taking On the Hotels

Lewis Black on Starbucks

 

Part 6
   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide for the Final Segment  
Links to readings from the final segment of the course: These will help you think through exam questions. "Which Sociological Perspective?"  The Macro-Micro Triangle
TOPIC 1: Collective Behavior

Readings:

Rumors

Snopes.com - Urban Legends

Is Paul Dead???

TOPIC 2: Populations and Community

Readings:

Alcohol, Drugs, & the Homeless

Overton 1     Overton 2

TOPIC 3: Social Change
Readings:

The Support Study

Support Study Overheads

Hospice

Pain and suffering at life's end

 

Part 1
   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide of Lecture Outlines and Handouts for Part One  
Links to readings from the first segment of the course:  These will help you think through exam questions. "Which Sociological Perspective?"  The Macro-Micro Triangle

TOPIC 1:  Self and Society 

Readings:

Sociological Imagination

Forced Labor and the Things We Buy 

News report on Obamacare

And on the subject of Welfare

TOPIC 2:  Macro-Theory 
Readings:

Durkheim on "Suicide."   

Marx and "The Communist Manifesto." 

The Protestant Ethic and the Religious Tattoo

Click for a  News Link about the article

  Macro-Perspectives on Ferguson, Missouri, Police, and Race: Functionalist: Wahington Times Op-Ed  Conflict: Wahington Post Op-Ed
TOPIC 3:  Micro-Theory 
Readings:
Goffman     Gay Evangelical  
TOPIC 4:  Research Methods 
Readings:
Frat Rape  Tearoom Trade
  Optional book on Participation Observation Research:

Gang Leader Part 1

Gang Leader Part 2

Gang Leader Part 3 
TOPIC 5:  Culture 
Readings:

Language No

Language Yes

American Made Cars?

One Hen -- Two Ducks ...

Pop quiz for the first day of class 

Part 2
   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide of Lecture Outlines and Handouts for Segment 2   
Links to readings from the 2nd segment of the course: These will help you think through exam questions. "Which Sociological Perspective?"  The Macro-Micro Triangle
TOPIC 1:  Socialization 
Reading:

Cheating in Adolescent Romantic Relationships

 
TOPIC 2: Social Deviance
Readings:
Race, Prison, & Drugs

Gun Control Research:
Study 1     Study 2

 

 

Campus Carry 

On handguns:

Training          Accuracy

TOPIC 3: Social Structure and Interaction

Readings:

Ethnomethodology

Dr. Sheldon Cooper illustrates Ethnomethodology:  

Apple       Windows Media

TOPIC 4: Groups and Organizations

Reading:
Obedience  A re-enactment of the Asch Experiment on YouTube

Imitative Stage