Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist
Putting Sociology to Work

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY


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AUGUST

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Introduction
18 
 What is SociologyCurrent Events 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Review Course Syllabus.  
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Documentation,  Syllabus, Current Events    

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

25 
 TOOL #1:  Dyad: Social Interaction, Social Bonding,
       Current Events
       Journal #1
       Read Chapter One in the text.  You may need to download the text in order to read it.  


27 
  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. 

SEPTEMBER

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

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

       Journal #1 due by 8 am.


3     TOOL #3: 
Culture
       READ Chapter 3: CULTURE in Online Text
      
RITUAL 1 --- RITUAL2  --- RITUAL 3 --- LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
       Current Events


8     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.   IMPORTANT: Email to wlamberton@uco.edu.     

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


15    TOOL #4: 
Socialization       
        Current Events

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

17     TOOL: #5: Social Theory
         Current Events

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

22     EXAM #1

24    TOOL: #5: Social Theory
        Current Events

28     Journal #5 due Thursday, September 31 at 11:59 pm
         READ Chapter 2 in online text


29    TOOL #6:  
Social Research
        Current Events

31    Scholarly Evidence vs. Personal Opinion

OCTOBER

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  Explain major issues related to social inequalities.

5    Journal #6 due Thursday, October 8 at 11:59 pm
      READ Chapter X in online text

6    Sex & Gender, Sexual Violence 

8    Sex & Gender

12  Journal #7 due Thursday, October 13 at 11:59 pm
      READ Chapter X in online text

13  Race & Ethnicity 

15   Mental Health, Coping, Suicide

19  Journal #8 due Thursday, October 22 at 11:59 pm
      READ Chapter X in online text

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22    Protests. Violence.  War.   Killing.

26   Journal #9 due Thursday, October 29 at 11:59 pm
       READ Chapter X in online text

27   Social Media, Communication   

29   Animals.  Emotional Support Animals.  Pets.

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

NOVEMBER

3     PRESENTATIONS  GIG Economy, Wealth and Money     

5     PRESENTATIONS  Environment

13    PRESENTATIONS  Homelessness 

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17    Trans Humans. 

19    Be A Better Public Speaker. Presentation of Self

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26    THANKSGIVING

DECEMBER   

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7-11 Final Exam Week, EXAM #4

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