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Sociology 110: Introduction to Sociology Winter 2011 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 12:00 ­ 12:50 Dr. Karrie Ann Snyder Office: Department of Sociology, 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 106 Mailbox: 1810 Chicago Avenue Phone: 847/467-0517 Email: [email protected] (best way to contact me!) Office hours: Mondays: 1:15 ­ 2:15 and Wednesdays: 1:15 ­ 2:15 Learning objectives for the course: · · · · · Answer what is the sociological perspective and discuss how sociology differs from other sciences. Explore basic concepts in the study of sociology including culture, structure and socialization. Define what is an institution and explore how social institutions (including the economy, the political system, and the family) influence our lives and social interactions. Examine the state of social inequality in the U.S., and explore how an individual's experiences and opportunities are shaped by their social statuses including race/ethnicity, gender, and class. Consider how sociologists go about their work including how they decide what to study, how they study that topic, and how they draw conclusions from their research. Grading and Course Policies Teaching Assistants Contact information for teaching assistants is on the course's Blackboard site. Student Evaluation Grades will be based on 3 REQUIRED components: th 1) In-class Midterm 1 ­ 30% - Friday, January 28 th 2) In-class Midterm 2 ­ 35% - Friday, February 25 th 3) Final Exam ­ 35% - Take-home final due March 15 at noon. (More details on the bottom of page 4). ***All required components must be completed in order to receive a passing grade for the course. No make-up exams will be given. All exams must be taken during the assigned time. Course Materials ­ Available at Norris Book Center Required Books: th Ferguson, Mapping the Social Landscape (readings marked as MSL) ­ 6 Edition!!!! rd MacLeod, Ain't No Makin' It ­ 3 Edition!!!!! Readings marked with ** are available as PDF files on the course Blackboard site. (Additional materials may be required as well and added throughout the semester. Any additional materials will be available electronically through the course blackboard site.) Attendance Attendance at lectures is required. If you do miss lecture, it is your responsibility to find out what was missed. Please take note of two other students' email addresses. My lecture notes are not available for students. Academic Integrity Issues regarding academic integrity will be immediately referred to the Dean's Office. For further information regarding the academic integrity policy at Northwestern, please consult the Student Handbook and/or

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Any student with a documented disability needing accommodations is requested to speak directly to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) (847-467-5530) and the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first two weeks of class.) All discussions will remain confidential. Laptop Policy Laptop policy is posted to the course Blackboard Site. Please not that this policy may change throughout the quarter. If so, an updated policy will be posted to Blackboard.

I. The Sociological Perspective Week 1 Jan 3 ­ Monday ­ Introduction to the Course Jan 5 ­ Wed ­ The Sociological Imagination C. Wright Mills, The Promise (MSL) Mary Romero, An Intersection of Biography and History: My Intellectual Journey (MSL) Jan 7 ­ Fri ­ Theoretical Perspectives Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party (MSL) David L. Rosenhan, On Being Sane in Insane Places (MSL) Week 2 II. Socialization, Culture, & Structure Jan 10 ­ Mon ­ Socialization Judith Lorber, "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender (MSL) Robert Granfield, Making It By Faking It: Working-Class Students in an Elite Academic Environment (MSL) Gwynne Dyer, Anybody's Son Will Do (MSL) Jan 12 ­ Wed ­ Culture Barry Glassner, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things (MSL) **Anne M. Velliquette and Jeff B. Murray, The New Tattoo Subculture Sabeen Sandhu, Instant Karma: The Commercialization of Asian Indian Culture--how culture and identity are transformed when commercialized (MSL) Jan 14 ­ Fri ­ Structure Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, Gang Business (MSL) Mark Colvin, Descent Into Madness: The New Mexico State Prison Riot (MSL) Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, Peer Power: Clique Dynamics among School Children--A study of the structure and interactional dynamics among groups of school children (MSL) Week 3 III. Social Inequality Jan 17 ­ Mon No Class ­ Martin Luther King Day Jan 19 ­ Wed ­ Gender Betsy Lucal, What It Means to Be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System (MSL) Meika Loe, Working at Bazooms: The Intersection of Power, Gender, and Sexuality (MSL) Amy Young et al., Drinking Like a Guy: Frequent Binge Drinking Among Undergraduate Women--research on drinking and gender identity among college women (MSL)

Jan 21 ­ Fri - Class Kingsley Davis, Wilbert E. Moore and Melvin Tumin, Some Principles of Stratification (MSL) G. William Domhoff, Who Rules America?: The Corporate Community and the Upper Class (MSL) Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel-and-Dimed on (Not) Getting by in America (MSL) Week 4 Jan 24 ­ Mon ­ Race/Ethnicity Katherin M. Flower Kim, Out of Sorts: Adoption and (Un)Desirable Children (MSL) Charlie LeDuff, At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die--an examination of the racial dynamics at one workplace site (MSL) Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, New Racism: Color-Blind Racism, and the Future of Whiteness in America (MSL) Jan 26 ­ Wed ­ Interaction of Social Statuses Christine L. Williams, Shopping as Symbolic Interaction: Race, Class, and Gender in the Toy Store--a study of secondary group relationships and social interaction (MSL) Jan 28 ­ Fri Midterm 1 - In Class IV. How Do Sociologists Do Their Work? Week 5 Jan 31 ­ Mon ­ Sociological Methods and Ethics Michael Schwalbe, Finding Out How the Social World Works (MSL) Craig Haney, W. Curtis Banks, and Philip G. Zimbardo, Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison (MSL) Mitchell Duneier, Sidewalk (MSL) V. Social Institutions Feb 2 ­ Wed CLASS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER Feb 4 ­ Fri ­ The Family Andrew J. Cherlin, The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage (MSL) Annette Lareau, Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families (MSL) **Kathyrn Edin and Maria Kefalas, Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage Week 6 Feb 7 ­ Mon ­ Work Robin Leidner, Over the Counter: McDonald's (MSL) **Jacqueline Lewis, Learning to Strip: The Socialization Experiences of Exotic Dancers Feb 9 ­ Wed - Work and Family Ann Crittendon, The Mommy Tax (MSL) Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (MSL) Feb 11 ­ Fri ­ Religion Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (MSL) Russell Shorto, Faith at Work (MSL)

Week 7 Feb 14 ­ Mon ­ Power and Politics C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite (MSL) Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, and Mark Weller, Dollars & Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy (MSL) Charles Derber, One World Under Business (MSL) Feb 16 ­ Wed - Health and Medicine Eric Klinenberg, Dying Alone: The Social Production of Urban Isolation (MSL) David A. Karp, Illness and Identity (MSL) Feb 18 ­ Fri ­ Education Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, Civilize Them With A Stick (MSL) Jonathan Kozol, Still Separate, Still Unequal: America's Educational Apartheid (MSL) C.J. Pascoe, 'Dude, You're a Fag': Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse--an examination of masculinity and homophobia in high schools (MSL) Week 8 Feb 21 ­ Mon ­ Media Gregory Mantsios, Media Magic: Making Class Invisible (MSL) Brigitte L. Nacos and Oscar Torres-Reyna, Muslim Americans in the News before and after 9/11--the U.S. media's treatment of Muslim Americans (MSL) Jean Kilbourne, Killing Us Softly, In-class documentary Feb 23 ­ Wed ­ Media Karen Sternheimer, It's Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture's Influence On Children (MSL) Feb 25 ­ Fri Midterm 2 VI. Bringing It All Together - A Case Study in Sociology ­ Ain't No Making It Week 9 Feb 28 ­ Mon MacLeod, Ain't No Making It, Chapters - TBA Mar 2 ­ Wed MacLeod, Ain't No Making It, Chapters - TBA VII. Social Change Mar 4 ­ Fri Charles L. Harper and Kevin T. Leicht, American Social Trends--an overview of social change in America (MSL) D. Stanley Eitzen, The Atrophy of Social Life (MSL) Allan G. Johnson, What Can We Do? Becoming a Part of the Solution (MSL) Week 10 Mar 7 ­ Mon ­ Final thoughts Henig, "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" (Link: Take-home exam distributed in class


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