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      Section 4 (MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am):  Monday, December 5, 3:00 pm, 204 Kethley
      Section 5 (MWF 8:00 8:50 am):  Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 am, 204 Kethley
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Meeting Time and Place:

5 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 − 8:50 a.m. 204 Kethley
4 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 − 10:50 a.m. 204 Kethley


Professor: Dr. Alan Barton 
Office: 201F Kethley Hall 
Telephone: 846-4097

Office Hours:

During Fall Semester, 2005, the professor holds regular office hours at the following times:

      Monday:  9:00 − 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 am − 12:00 noon
      Tuesday:  3:00 − 5:00 p.m.
      Wednesday:  9:00 − 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 am − 12:00 noon
      Thursday:  3:00 − 5:00 p.m.
      Friday:  9:00 − 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 am − 12:00 noon

If you cannot make one of these times, contact the professor to set up an appointment.

Course Web Page:

Reading and writing are important elements in this course, as they are in the discipline of sociology.  The following materials are REQUIRED.

Course Text:

Richard T. Schaefer. 2006. Sociology: A Brief Introduction. 6th Edition. McGraw Hill, Boston, MA.  ISBN: 0-07-296158-9.

Course Reader:

Ralph B. McNeil, Jr. and Kathleen A. Tiemann. 2005. Intersections: Readings in Sociology. Pearson Custom Publishing, New York, NY.  ISBN: 0-53-693871-7.

Writing Notebook:

Roaring Springs Paper Products Writing Notebook; “The Original Marble Cover–80 Sheets,” College Ruled.

The text, reader and writing notebook are available at the campus bookstore.  You should purchase the text and reader, or otherwise make arrangements to access the course reading assignments.  YOU MUST PURCHASE A WRITING NOTEBOOK.  Bring your notebook to each class session.

    •Click here for tips on how to study the course readings.

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16.9% of Mississippians have a college degree.  For the U.S., the figure is 24.4%  (Source:  U.S. Census, 2000). 

When you finish your degree, you will join an elite group.  What is your strategy for finishing your degree? 

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”  Luke 12:48 

Will you be ready to live up to the responsibilities of a college graduate?

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YOU are responsible for learning the course material and for your progress in the course.  Illnesses and emergencies MUST be documented.  If you must miss class due to illness or another personal emergency, notify the instructor BEFORE the missed class period either by e-mail or telephone.  If you cannot notify the instructor in advance, bring a note from a doctor or other professional to the next class meeting.

Illnesses and emergencies pertain only to the student, not to the student’s family, friends or others. 

University Activities

If you must miss class for an official university activity, you should make arrangements with the instructor BEFORE the missed class.  Appropriate documentation is required.

If you miss a quiz or an assignment due to an illness, emergency or official university activity, this will count as your drop grade.

If you are absent, and do not notify the instructor or bring a note, it will count as one full absence.  If you notify the instructor before the absence, the missed class will count as one-half absence.  If you bring a note from a doctor or other professional, the first two missed classes will count as excused, and will not count as an absence.  After two excused absences, each additional excused absence counts as one-half absence.  One or two absences during the semester will result in a one point deduction from your attendance and participation grade; three or four absences will result in a two point deduction; five or six absences will result in a four point deduction; seven or eight absences will result in a six point deduction; nine or ten absences will result in an eight point deduction.

You are responsible for all material presented in all classes, even during an excused absence.  You should get class notes from another student for all class sessions you miss.

It is in your interest to provide the instructor with written notification (e.g. a note or e-mail) to document any missed classes.  It is risky simply to tell the instructor and expect him to remember.

Make sure that you sign the roll sheet at each class meeting.

Class Participation:

Class participation is an important element in this course.  The purpose of class discussions is to provide you with an opportunity to practice thinking skills in a safe environment.  In discussions, you are encouraged to explore ideas presented in the readings and lectures, to think about and apply concepts, and to develop arguments and evaluate evidence.

If you repeatedly engage in disruptive behaviors during class discussions, you will be asked to leave the classroom.

 • You must demonstrate appropriate respect for the opinions and ideas of other students during class discussions.  It is acceptable (and encouraged) to disagree with the perspectives of other students or the instructor, but you should phrase this to show disagreement with the idea or opinion, not with the person presenting the idea or opinion.  If you repeatedly show disrespect for other class members, you will be asked to leave the classroom.
 • Class discussions are NOT a time to chat with other students about topics not related to the course.  Talking privately with other students while the rest of the class is trying to carry on a discussion is disruptive, bothersome, and disrespectful to other students and to the professor.  If you repeatedly speak when you do not have the floor, you will be asked to leave the classroom.
 • Class is NOT a time to catch up on your sleep.  If you are not prepared to stay awake and participate in class discussions and other activities, you should not come to class.  If you continually fall asleep during class sessions, you will be asked to leave the classroom.

If you are asked to leave the classroom for disruptive or disrespectful behavior, you cannot make up any work that you miss as a result.

Electronic Devices (Cell Phones, Pagers, etc.):

Please make sure that all cell phones, pagers, and similar electronic devices are turned off during class time.  If your phone or pager repeatedly interrupts class, you will be asked to leave the classroom.

DO NOT bring cell phones or other portable communication devices to class during quizzes, exams, or in-class assignments.  If the instructor sees a cell phone or other device during a quiz, exam or in-class assignment, you will receive a grade of zero on the quiz, exam or in-class assignment, and you will be asked to leave the classroom.

If you must have a cell phone or pager (e.g. if you are a volunteer fireman or emergency responder), you MUST make arrangements with the instructor in advance.

Academic Honesty:

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(1) Attendance and Participation (20 points)

(2) Quizzes (20 points)

(3) Informal Writing (10 points)

• You must purchase the notebook indicated in the required materials section above.
• Bring your notebook to each class session; we will use them frequently for informal essays.
• Keep up with the informal writing in your notebook; you will be asked to submit your notebook occasionally for the instructor to review.
• You are expected to do your own work on these essays.  The policy on plagiarism and cheating will be enforced with no exceptions.

(4) Book Review and Discussion (30 points)

(5) Final Exam (20 points)

• Each student must take the final exam.
• The exam includes multiple choice, true-false, short answer, matching terms, and essay questions.
• The exam tests your ability to absorb and synthesize course material presented in the readings and lectures.
• The final exam is comprehensive.

Additional Resources:

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(6) Engagement (+/- 10 points)

• A total of 10 points may be added or subtracted from your final grade to reflect the degree of engagement in the course that you exhibit.
• Engaged students demonstrate qualities such as motivation, extra effort, interest in the course material, improvement over the course of the semester and leadership.
• Lack of engagement is manifested by frequent absences, talking with others or dozing off in class, lack of interest in the course material, lack of preparation, and lack of participation in course activities.

Additional Resources:

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Introduction to Sociology

Course Introduction;
Review Syllabus;
Course Policies and Expectations

Sociological Themes

Schaefer Text
Ch. 1, pp. 1–26


The Sociological ImaginationC. Wright Mills, "The Promise"
Intersections Reader, pp. 12–23


Social Research: How We Learn About Society


The Scientific Method and the Social SciencesSchaefer Text
Ch. 2, pp. 27–36

Methods of Social Research

Schaefer Text
Ch. 2, pp. 36–49


Theory and MethodsRobert K. Merton, "The Bearing of Empirical Research upon the Development of Social Theory"
Intersections Reader, pp. 41–58


Structure and Culture



Basics of Social Structure
Social Institutions Table
Schaefer Text
Ch. 5, pp. 106–117
Cultural Building BlocksSchaefer Text
Ch. 3, pp. 53–58, 62–68


Social Structure, Social Change, Social Action


Social Structure and Social ChangeGeorge Ritzer, "The McDonaldization of Society," Intersections Reader, pp. 129–145
Social Structure and Social ActionSchaefer Text
Ch. 5, pp. 102-106; 117–125
Social Movements and Social ChangeSchaefer Text
Ch. 16, pp. 423–429; Ch. 14, pp. 379–385







Social Change: Social Movements, Technology and Population


Technological Bases of Social Change
Technological Revolutions Table
Schaefer Text
Ch. 16, pp. 429–443
Title and Theme Essay Due
Demographic Bases of Social Change
Schaefer Text
Ch. 15, pp. 388–398
Population and PovertyDonella H. Meadows et al., "The Driving Force: Exponential Population Growth"
Intersections Reader, pp. 24–40


Socialization: Becoming a Social Being


Quiz No. 1
Learning Social Roles
Schaefer Text
Ch. 4, pp. 79–92
The Effects of SocializationKingsley Davis, "Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation," Intersections Reader, pp. 73–83
Agents of SocializationSchaefer Text
Ch. 4, pp. 92–99


Social Structure: Groups and Organizations


Emergent Properties

Emile Durkheim, "What is a Social Fact?" Intersections Reader, pp. 1–11

Types of GroupsSchaefer Text
Ch. 6, pp. 128–135
Formal Organizations and BureaucraciesSchaefer Text
Ch. 6, pp. 135–142


Social Structure: Keeping People in Line


Deviance and Social Control

Schaefer Text
Ch. 8, pp. 172–191

Authority and ObediencePhilip Meyer, "If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably," Intersections Reader, pp. 98–109








Social Structure: Stratification and Social Inequality


Social Groups and Stratification

Max Weber, "Class, Status, Party," Intersections Reader, pp. 84–97

Stratification and Poverty in the United StatesSchaefer Text
Ch. 9, pp. 202–222
A New Global Order: Stratification in the World SystemSchaefer Text
Ch. 9, pp. 222–235


Social Relations: Race and Ethnicity


Prejudice, Discrimination and Institutionalized Discrimination

Schaefer Text
Ch. 10, pp. 239–255

Quiz No. 2
Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Schaefer Text
Ch. 10, pp. 255–267
The Effects of Racial DiscriminationJoe R. Feagin, et al., "Black Students at Predominantly White Colleges and Universities: The Rhetoric and the Reality," Intersections Reader, pp. 59–72


SEMESTER Fall 2016 Introduction to Sociology (SOC101) Assignment No. 03 Due Date: 16-01-2017 Assignment marks: 20 Social stratification and social mobility Objectives The Aim of the Assignment is to:  Develop the understanding of students on the concepts related to social class and stratification.  Enhance student’s understanding regarding social mobility. Question 01: A high level of economic and social disparity exists in Pakistan. Not every individual has access to the same type of education, health and job. There is a large amount of gap between wealthiest and poorest which need to be addressed. How do you see the existing social inequalities in Pakistani Society? Justify with help of any theory of social stratification and suggest how these inequalities can be reduced. (Marks = 08) Question 02: Ahsan, Ali and Talha were three engineering students at UET, Lahore. Ahsan moved to UAE along with his family to work in Descon private limited after completing his studies. Ali has to leave his studies because his father encountered loss in family business. Ali joined his father in family business and after ten years he became one of the top businessmen in Pakistan. Talha has joined NESPAK as project manager for a construction project on contract for one year. After completing the tenure with NESPAK, he joined SPARCO as project manager for the period of 3 years at almost same salary.  Now your task is to identify the types of social mobility in the given cases and also justify the reason behind the identification. (Marks: 3*4 = 12) Note: Only in the case of Assignment, 24 hours extra / grace period after the due date is usually available to overcome uploading difficulties which may be faced by the students on last date. This extra time should only be used to meet the emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final to avoid any inconvenience. Important Instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution. Deadline:  Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor. Formatting guidelines:  Use the font style “Times New Roman”/ “Arial” and font size “12”.  It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word.  Use black and blue font colors only. Solution guidelines:  Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.  Give the answer according to question.  For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures and use other reference books also. Rules for Marking Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:  It has been submitted after due date  The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt  It is in any format other than doc (MS. Word)  It is cheated or copied from other students, internet, books, journals etc…


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