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Sociology 1301
Introduction to Sociology, Honors Section H01  
Fall, 2022
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:50 pm
Background Material:

Your Job
in College  

Opening Day Reading
Part 1
Lecture outlines and handouts.  Print and bring to class each day ------------------>
Study Guide Part 1
 
Intro and Theories
These will help your thinking think through points of view..
"Which Sociological Perspective?" 
The Macro-Micro Triangle

TOPIC 1:  Self and Society 

 

Reading for your Journal:

Sociological Imagination

 

Other readings and links:

Forced Labor and the Things We Buy 

And on the subject of Welfare

TOPIC 2:  Research Methods & the Annotated Bibliography

Readings for your Journal:

Frat Rape 

Tearoom Trade

Materials for Class:

Journal page for readings

Journal page for  Show & Tell

The Introduction and Annotated Bibliography Assingment

Annotated Bib Prep

Annotated Bib Example

  Optional book illustrating Participation Observation Research:

Gang Leader Part 1

Gang Leader Part 2

Gang Leader Part 3 

 

Just for reference:

Components of a Research Paper

TOPIC 3:  Macro-Theory 
 

 

Readings for your journal:

Durkheim on "Suicide."   

Marx and "The Communist Manifesto." 

The Protestant Ethic and the Religious Tattoo

 


Other readings and links:

Macro-Perspectives on Ferguson, Missouri, Police, and Race:

Functionalist: Washington Times Op-Ed 

Conflict: Washington Post
Op-Ed

Stats:  Divorce and Suicide

     
TOPIC 4:  Micro-Theory 

 

Readings for your journal:

Goffman

Gay Evangelical  

Cheating in Adolescent Romantic Relationships

 

Other readings and links:

Imitative Stage

Obedience 

A re-enactment of the Asch Experiment on YouTube

 

Measure the Line:

News vs. Fake News

Cost of Illegal Immigration

Easy to read summary

TOPIC 5: Social Deviance

Mar-a-Lago and the FBI:

A functionalist perspective

A conflict perspective

 

Readings for your journal:

Body Art and Deviance

Norms, Politics, Shame

Ruling Class Crime & Health

 

Other readings and links:

Campus Carry 

Gun violence statistics

Measure the Line:

Gun Laws & Gun Deaths

Assault Weapons, High Capacity Magazines, and Death Rates

Carry Laws and Crime

 

Part 2

Stratification, Social Class, Diversity

   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide of Lectures and Handouts Part 2
 

TOPIC 1:  Stratification

 

Readings for your journal:

Forbes 400 & You

26 Billionaires 

College students debate:  Money and Social Class

In class:

Diagrams from Lecture

Prestige

Other links:

Gunning for the Poor (Conflict Theory) 

The race card  (Functionalist Theory)

 
 

TOPIC 2:  Race

Lubbock's Segregation Law
repealed in 1977

De-Facto Segregation

Readings for your journal:

Race and the Name Game

Asain Americans' Secret to Success

Cosmetics and Color

NFL Coaching and Race

 

In class:

Race and Wealth

Income and Ethnicity

The Jim Crow Museum

If I Woke up ...

 

 

TOPIC 3:  Age, Sex, and Gender

Readings for your journal:

Women, Aging, & American Film

Gender, Violence, High School

Wage discrimination

 

In Class:

5 Things Women Couldn't do in 1965

Koufax Gay?

Lindsey Lohan x 2 

Mystery Woman

 

Links:

An exception to the "rule" regarding women, age, sex, and American cinema

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

 

 

Content Alert.  These images and ideas may evoke difficult memories.

The "P" Word,

Date rape, sexual harrassment ...

And a final word of hope.

 

Dirty Pictures

The OBJECT of desire

Women Tweet

Giuliani's defense

A Sign

 

The Witness Chair

The Copy Room

Raising Good Men

 


Part 3

Diversity in Social Institutions, Part 1

   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!

Study Guide Part 3

 
TOPIC 1: Religion

 

Readings for your journal:

Christian Colleges as Moral Communities

Religion and Sex

US Religion 2020

 

In Class:

Hypocrisy Factor

 

Link:

God and Guns

TOPIC 2: Health Care

Readings for your journal:

Is Religion a Health Resource for the Poor?

Maternal Mortality in Texas 

In Class:

Causes of Death

Pro Life? Uninsured Children by State

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

News Report

The Full Research Article

TOPIC 3: Health Care and Religion.

Dr. Ron Cook, D.O.  Chair, UMC Family Practice

Readings for your journal:

 Types of Prayer

Doctor Says ...

 

 

Other readings:

Prayer, Meditation, & Your Brain

Prayer and AA

 

Part 4

Diversity in Social Institutions, Part 2

   
PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT AND BRING TO CLASS EACH DAY!
Study Guide Part 4
 
TOPIC 1: Education

Reading for your journal:

Pygmalion in the Classroom

 In class:

Campus Diversity

The SAT and Social Class

Other links

College Tuuition Costs

 

TOPIC 2: Family

Readings for your journal:

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

Marriage, Cohabitation, Cheating

 

Measure the Line:

Contraception and Abortion

Boy or Girl? Still?