Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist
Putting Sociology to Work

TCC PLAYBOOK
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ONLINE COURSE SCHEDULE

Proprietary Lecture Notes

INTRO VIDEO

1.21.2021 - PLAYBOOK is a living document and is therefore continually under construction.  Future assignments and course topics can and will change.

JANUARY

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Introduction

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 What is SociologyCurrent Events 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Review Course Syllabus
 
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Documentation: Study and take notes over each link
        Read Syllabus on Blackboard
        Read Chapter 1 in online text
      
 Read REFERENCE DOCUMENT:  Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement    


LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Build Sociological ToolBox.  Examine social interaction and the Dyad

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 TOOL #1:  Dyad: Social Interaction - Social Bonding
       Brain Development through Social Interaction:  Neo-CortexCognition   Symbolism
       Write JOURNAL 1

FEBRUARY

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Apply key concepts to culture, socialization, deviance

1     TOOL #2:  What is normality?     Bell Curve:  Central Tendency vs. Variance
        RITUAL 1 --- RITUAL2
        Ground Hog Day
        GHD Video 

      

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 TOOL #3:  Culture      
      
8     TOOL #3:  Culture
        Read Chapter 3 in online text
 
       
10   TOOL #4:  Socialization
        Read Chapter 4 in online text

              

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Compare and contrast major theoretical perspectives in Sociology

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TOOL: #5: Social Theory
         Exam #1 Review
        
      
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      TCC snow day - no class

22      EXAM #1 

24      TOOL: #5: Social Theory

MARCH

1    
  TOOL #6:  Social Research, Scholarly Evidence vs. Personal Opinion
          Read Chapter 2 

Pivot from building a Sociological ToolBox to analyzing Social Issues
 
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Explain major issues related to social inequalities

3      Sex & Gender, Sexuality
         Read Chapter 11 in online text

8      Sex & Gender, Sexuality
         Read Chapter 11 in online text
         Begin to complete Journal 2 in Blackboard
       
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Race & Ethnicity
         Read Chapter 10 in online text             

15 - 17  TCC SPRING BREAK: NO CLASS     

22    Race & Ethnicity
         Read Chapter 10 in online text

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APRIL

5       GIG Economy, Wealth and Money

7       Digital Technology     

12      Urban Issues

14     Environment           
          Sustainability

19    PRESENTATIONS

21    PRESENTATIONS       
         EARTH DAY
 

26   PRESENTATIONS

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MAY

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10     FINAL EXAM: 8 AM - 9:50 AM     
      
      
 

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