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Sociology 1301
Introduction to Sociology, Section 007  
Spring, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00-12:20
Background Material:

Your Job
in College  

Opening Day Reading Out the "Window."
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

Stats:  Divorce and Suicide

News Link about Religious Tattoo article

  Macro-Perspectives on Ferguson, Missouri, Police, and Race: Functionalist: Washington Times Op-Ed  Conflict: Washington 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 Adolexcent Romantic Relationships

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

Gun Control Research:
Study 1     Study 2

 

 

Campus Carry 

Gun violence statistics

On handguns:

Training          Accuracy

TOPIC 3: Groups and Organizations

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

TOPIC 4: Social Structure and Interaction

Readings:

Ethnomethodology

Dr. Sheldon Cooper illustrates Ethnomethodology:  

Apple       Windows Media

Imitative Stage

Part 3
   
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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

Forbes 400 & You

26 Billionaires 

College students debate:  Money and Social Class

 

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

Campus rape warning

Rape Talk

 

Women, Aging, & 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:  Religion, Sex, Gender
Reading:
Cumpulsory Heterosexuality and the Bible? Religion and Diversity

TOPIC 4:  Race

Lubbock's Segregation Law repealed in 1977

Readings:

 

Race and History

Race and the Name Game 

Race and Wealth

NFL Coaching and Race

Asain Americans' Secret to Success

De-facto segregation

Immigration, Asylum, and Death

Driving While Black

Part 4
   
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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. 

Marriage, Cohabitation, Cheating

Teen Pregnancy Research

Teen Pregnancy News

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

God and Guns

Hypocrisy Factor

 

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?

Uninsured Kids

The Impact of Obamacare 

Maternal Mortality in Texas 

Killing White Women

U.S Healthcare spending vs. the rest of the developed world:

News Report

The Full Research Article

TOPIC 2: Politics (Government)

Readings:

 

Social Class, Religion, and Presidential Appointments

Presidents' Religion  

Who Voted for Trump?
           (Optional)

TOPIC 3:  Economy
Readings:

Ads and Schools

Taking On the Hotels

 

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