Introduction to Sociology
Spring 2005, Queens College
Section 13TRA, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:40-2:55 pm
Location RZ 220
Instructor: Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur
This page shows the abbreviated syllabus. You can also download the complete syllabus. It is in .pdf format and you will need Acrobat Reader to view it. If you do not have Acrobat reader, you can download it from the Adobe homepage.
Course writing assignments and quiz questions are also available.
I have compiled a glossary of key terms used in this course. Remember that if you use these definitions in your written work, you must use wuotation marks and proper citations.
To submit your work for plagiarism detection, go to Turnitin.com.
The website for Mapping the Social Landscape has multiple-choice quizes on the readings to help you be sure you understand everything.

Abbreviated Syllabus (check here for today's reading assingments and for paper due dates)
Mapping the Social Landscape is abbreviated as FR and the reading packet as RP.
DATE
TOPIC/READINGS
DUE
1/27
None
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2/1
What is sociology?
Mills ("The Promise") FR, "Careers in Sociology" RP
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2/3
Sociological Writing and Research
Haney FR, Lanegran and "Style Guide" RP
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2/8
Using Sociological Theories
Romero and Marx & Engels FR, Colomy RP
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2/10
Socialization, Identity, and Social Groups
Karp, Kaw, and Adler & Adler FR
Short Assignment on the Sociological Imagination
2/15
Deviance
Rosenhan, McLorg & Taub, and Boswell & Spade FR
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2/17
Culture
Veliquette & Murray and Anderson FR, Miner RP
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2/22
Inequality, Stratification, Intersectionality
LeDuff FR, McIntosh RP
Deviance Essay
2/24
Class I Overheads shown in class today
Davis and Domhoff FR, Gans RP
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3/1
Class II
Granfeild and Bourgious FR, Collins & Yeskel RP
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3/3
Gender I
Risman, Lorber, and Messner FR
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3/8
Gender II
 Williams and Sadker & Sadker FR, Tannen RP
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3/10
Race I
Omi & Winant, Lee & Bean, and Rubin FR
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3/15
Race II
Oliver & Shapiro and Espiritu FR, Feagin & Sikes RP
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3/17
Sexuality and Disability
Stacey FR, Samuels, Rochlin, and Kinsey RP
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3/22
Welfare
Welfare Forms, Welfare Statistics, and Edini & Lein RP
Inequality Essay Due
3/24
No Class
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3/29
No Class
Karp, McGeary, and Parsons FR Recommended Reading
Notes on health care are also available

3/31
Economy and Work/What is an
Wilson, Leidner, and Ehrenreich FR
Group Welfare Project Part 1
4/5
Power
Mills ("The Power Elite"), Clawson, and Mantasios FR
Welfare Benefit Levels Assigned
4/7
Family
Crittendon and Hochschild FR, Coontz RP

4/12
Education
Crow Dog, Cookson & Persell, and Ferguson FR
Group Welfare Project/Individual Papers Due
4/14
Religion
Weber FR, Shorto and Cadge & Bender RP
Institutions Essay Assigned
4/19
Social Movements
Blee FR, Luker and Freeman RP
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4/21
Connections Among Institutions
Film: Rabbit Proof Fence
Institutions Essay Due
4/26
No Class
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4/28
No Class
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5/3
Critical Sociological Thinking
Sidewalk to page 115
Theoretical Perspectives Essay Due
5/5
Inequalities
Sidewalk to page 231
Answers to today's quiz questions
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5/10
Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
Sidewalk to page 319
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5/12
Social Research, Sociological Perspectives, and Social Problems
Sidewalk to end, including "Afterword" and "Appendix"
Exam Review Assignment due
5/17
Last Class/Next Steps
Johson FR
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5/27
Final Examination
1:15-3:15 PM, regular classroom
This exam is open-book: you may bring books, notes, scratch paper, etc. to the exam, but the use of electronic devices is not allowed.



To contact Mikaila, email marthur AT ric DOT edu
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