SOCIOLOGY 2110, SECTION 12, SPRING 2014
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
INSTRUCTOR: KATHLEEN GOSSMAN JONES, MA
Class Meetings: MWF, 1-1:50, Bate 1031
Office Hours: Mon. 2:30-5:00, Wed. 2:30-3:30, and by appointment Office: Brewster A 401
Contact Number: 252.737.2338
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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Required Textbooks: Manza, Jeff, 2013. The Sociology Project , 1st Edition. Pearson, New York. Students are not required to purchase an access code for on-line portions of the text.
Other Required Resources:
1) For this class, you are required to check Blackboard a minimum of three times per week. Announcements, assignments, course updates and grades will be posted on Blackboard throughout the semester. 2) A stapler is required for this course. Unstapled assignments will not be accepted or graded.
ALL assignments for this course (except those completed during class sessions) must be typed, 12-point font, double-spaced, regular margins and stapled if more than one page. Handwritten and/or unstapled assignments will not be graded. NO EXCEPTIONS.
No late assignments will be accepted for this course unless accompanied by a university excused absence.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introductory overview of the field of Sociology. We will cover the fundamentals of sociological theory, the concept of “thinking sociologically”, methodology and the application of these tools to a broad range of issues. As a Social Science Foundations’ course, the following objectives are to be met: to learn the subject matter of sociology; to understand the basic approaches to research methodology, principles and concepts required to understand undergraduate-level research in sociology; and, to understand sociology’s contribution to general knowledge.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: To create an atmosphere where students have an opportunity to explore sociological concepts, such as learning to “think sociologically”, with a goal of using these concepts to both interpret and understand the global community, as well as, their day-to-day interactions within the society in which they live. Students will have the opportunity to examine the cultural basis for social stratification, how group dynamics affect personal decisions and the impact of social institutions and structures on individual lives. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of language within cultures and societies, in addition to, the effects of media on cultural normative values and views of deviance and conformity.
In accordance with general university expectations, you are responsible for everything that happens in class whether you are in attendance or not. This includes, but is not limited to, announcements, schedule and syllabus changes, handouts, readings, assignments, etc. You are expected to attend all classes, be in the classroom on time, be prepared for each day’s class, and to remain in the classroom until the end of the class session. Class attendance is especially important in that much of the test material will come from class lectures and activities.
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY EQUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
“East Carolina University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.”
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY: Students have a responsibility to uphold the principle academic integrity in all of their academic work. The ECU Academic Integrity polity prohibits cheating, plagiarism, falsification, multiple submissions, and/or assisting with an academic integrity violation. This policy is strictly enforced in this class. Penalties for violating the Academic Integrity policy can include a grade penalty up to...
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