Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist
Putting Sociology to Work

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY


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AUGUST

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Introduction

17 
  What is SociologyCurrent Events 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Review Course Syllabus.  

19
  
 Documentation,  Syllabus, Playbook and GamePlan, Current Events    

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

24    TOOL #1:  Dyad
: Social Interaction, Culture, Social Bonding, Social Organization, Current Events
        Journal #1
        Read Chapter One in the text.  You may need to download the text in order to read it.      

26    TOOL #1:  Dyad:  Brain Development through Social Interaction: Neo-CortexCognition  
        Symbolism       

        Current Event
         
 Read Chapter One in the text.  You may need to download the text in order to read it.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Apply key concepts to culture, socialization, deviance, and social change. 

31   TOOL #2:  Bell Curve:  Central Tendency vs. Variance
       Normality
       Deviance
       Current Events

SEPTEMBER

2     TOOL #3:  Culture
       READ Chapter 3: CULTURE in Online Text
       RITUAL 1

       RITUAL 2
       RITUAL 3
       LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
       Journal #1
due by 8 am. 

7      LABOR DAY HOLIDAY- No Classes 

9     TOOL #3:  Culture
       READ Chapter 3: CULTURE in Online Text
       REFERENCE DOCUMENT:  Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement

       Journal #2
is due September 14, 2020 by 11:59 pm. Email to: john.lamberton@tulsacc.edu.

14    TOOL #4:  Socialization       
        Read Chapter 4 in the online text
        Journal #3 due Thursday, September 17 at 11:59 pm


16    TOOL #4:  Socialization
        Current Events
       
17     Journal #3 due today by 11:59 pm

21     Journal #4 due Thursday, September 24 at 11:59 pm
         EXAM #1

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Compare and contrast major theoretical perspectives in Sociology.

23    TOOL: #5: Social Theory, Current Events

28    TOOL #5:  Social Theory, Current Events
        Journal #5 due Thursday, October 31 at 11:59 pm 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Analyze research methods used to study social life.

30    TOOL #6:  Social Research, Current Events

31     Journal #5 due today by 11:59 pm


OCTOBER

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Explain major issues related to social inequalities.

5      Sex & Gender

7     Sex & Gender, Sexual Violence   

12   

14   Race & Ethnicity,   

19   Technology.  Social Media.  Marriage. Charming or Toxic People.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Defend sociological arguments with scholarly evidence.  

21   Scholarly Evidence vs. Personal Opinion. Social Media, Self-Esteem & Communication     

26    Environment, Pandemic & Climate Change

28   Genealogy/DNA.  Mid-Term Student Self-Evaluation

NOVEMBER

2    PRESENTATIONS 

4    PRESENTATIONS

9    PRESENTATIONS

11    GIG Economy, Wealth and Money

16   Government. & Taxes. 

18   Trans Humans.  Journal #11 (Government) Due.

23   Earth Day.  Advocacy.  Social Change.

25   Research Methods.  Journal #12 (Normality & Variance) Due.   

30   Course Review

DECEMBER

2     Course Review

7-11 Final Exam Week, EXAM #4

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