Clinical Sociologist
Dr. John Lamberton
  Putting Sociology to Work

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
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 Assistant Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
2021 FALL SEMESTER COURSE CALENDAR

AUGUST
WEEK 1
23  INTRODUCTION:  What is Sociology?
       Review the basic building block in Sociology:  the Dyad.
       According to the dyadic model, what is Culture and where does it come from (how is it produced)?

25  Read the SYLLABUS in D2L.
        Review the Syllabus.
        Review the biological uniqueness of homo sapiens.
            Neo-Cortex

            Cognition  
            Symbolism

27  Read Chapter 1 in text:
       What's the Sociological Imagination?
       What are Macro/Micro Theories?
       Who are Classical Sociologists and what did they say?
            Auguste Comte
            Harriet Martineau
            Max  Weber
            Karl Marx
            Herbert Spencer - Fredrich Nietzsche - Jack London
       Who are Contemporary Sociologists and what did they say?
            W. E. B. Dubois
            Charlotte Perkins Gilman
            Robert K. Merton
            C. Wright Mills
       What are four major theories about the nature of society?
            Functionalism
            Conflict
            Symbolic Interactionism
            Post Modern theories
stating that societies now are characterized by information and consumption
       Write Journal 1 due September 1 at 11:59 pm.  Submit on D2L under the Assignment tab Journal 1.  

WEEK 2
30  Reading assignment in the text for Week 2:   Chapter 2
       Today's class discussion will finish Chapter 1 on Social Theory:  Symbolic Interactionism.

SEPTEMBER
1    Class discussion begins a series on Research Methods
       We will begin with the Bell Curve:  Central Tendency vs. Variance
       What are Qualitative and Quantitative methods?
       What is the Theory and Research Cycle?   
3     Please watch the video on Cultural Rituals.
 
WEEK 3
6     LABOR DAY HOLIDAY:  No schoolwork today.
        Please watch the History Video before Wednesday.
8     Discuss Structural Functionalism vs. Symbolic Interactionism theories in Chapter 1 using the Cultural Rituals video.
        Write Journal 2 (click on link for assignment) due on Wednesday, September 13 at 11:59 pm.  Please submit on D2L under the Assignment tab Journal 2. 
10    Discuss Conflict theory in Chapter 1.
         Discuss Culture (click on link)

WEEK 4
13    Journal 2 assignment due today by 11:59 pm. 
15    REMINDER:  Read Chapters 3 and 4 in text.
         Discuss Socialization (click on link)
17    Finish studying Chapter 4:
         Ethnomethodology/Conversation analysis
         What is Context?  Where does it come from?  Is context social or psychological? Both?
         Individual Context:  Nature/Nurtured Self >Mood>Social context>Perception of Social Context>Presentation of Self
         What gives your conversation context?
         Write Journal 3 due Wednesday, September 22 at 11:59 pm.
        
WEEK 5
20    Review for Exam #1.
         What to do with a Sociology degree?  What is the Private Sector
         Profession or Skill Development?  Interactive skills development
         Read Chapter 7 on Inequality and Chapter 15 on Economy.
22    EXAM 1 over Chapters 1-4; PlayBook content and lecture notes between 8/23 - 9/17: See D2L under Exams for Instructions.
         Journal 3 due today at 11:59 pm.
24    Chapter 9: Race & Ethnicity

WEEK 6
27    Chapter 9: Race & Ethnicity
         Write Journal 4 on Race & Ethnicity
29    Chapter 9: Race & Ethnicity
OCTOBER
1      Chapter 10:  Sex & Gender, Sexuality

WEEK 7
4      Chapter 10:  Sex & Gender, Sexuality
6      Chapter 10:  Sex & Gender, Sexuality
8

WEEK 8
11
13
15

WEEK 9
18
20
22

WEEK 10
25
27
29

WEEK 11
NOVEMBER
1
3
5

WEEK 12
8
10
12

WEEK 13
15
17
19

WEEK 14
22
24
26

WEEK 15
29
DECEMBER
1
3

WEEK 16
6
9


Please disregard the following information:

Class Assignments &
Learning Objectives:  Introduction, Review Syllabus,  Build Sociological Tool Box.  Examine Social Interaction and the

(1) My Teaching Philosophy - Life is a Walking - Creative Processing - Creative Learning - Mind Maps - Personal Development
(2) Introduction to Sociology
- Current Events
(2)
Documentation - Syllabus on Blackboard
(3) Read Chapter 1 
(4) Read REFERENCE DOCUMENT:  Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement.

1.  Please read, take notes, and study the following links:
    (a)
 
My Teaching Philosophy
    (b)  Chapter 1
    (c)  Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement
2.  Create a personal GAMEPLAN. (How to create a GAMEPLAN is detailed in the Syllabus under Assessments.  Remember the Syllabus can be found on Blackboard)  Bring your GAMEPLAN to class on June 15 to use 000in class and to be assessed by me.  Remember to include each file within your GAMEPLAN: especially the Syllabus and Notes files.

     Review: My Teaching Philosophy, Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement
     Examine
Documentation, Syllabus on Blackboard, Evaluate GAMEPLAN.
    
Build Sociological ToolBox:  TOOL #1:  Dyad: Social Interaction
    

    Exam 1 online ready at 9 am
    Write JOURNAL 1

    Watch videos and take notes:  Mind Maps - Personal Development

City of Tulsa's Police Chief Wendell Franklin
      PRESENTATIONS How to Give Quality Presentations
      TOOL #2:  What is Normality/Deviance?  
Bell Curve:  Central Tendency vs. Variance

      TOOL #3
Culture CULTURAL RITUALSJuneteenthTulsa's Juneteenth
     
TOOL #4 Socialization
      Write Journal #2 due 11:59 pm June 25, 2021
      Read and take notes on Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 in online text

      Review:  Neo-CortexCognition   Symbolism
      Review:  Social Interaction

      Read and take notes:  Social Research, Scholarly Evidence vs. Personal Opinion


             
    Read Chapters 7, 10, 11, and 12
    Write Journal #3
    Study these links:
        Race & Ethnicity

        Sex & Gender, Sexuality
     
July 1 - Exam #2 Review  Exam #2 will be available Friday, July 2, 2021 from 8 AM to 11:59 PM on Blackboard. 
       
 
        Read Chapters 6, 13, 15, 16

        Write Journal #4
        Economy

        How to Give Quality Presentations
 
        RESCHEDULED:  Guest Speaker:  Sherry Gamble Smith, President & CEO, Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce
        Read Chapters 14, 19, 21
        How to Give Quality Presentations
        Economy
        Family
        Write Journal #5
        Exam #3 Review
        Journal #5 due Friday, July 23  at 11:59 pm.
       
       
        Exam #3 Review
        Exam #3 - Exam #3 will be posted on July 15 at 9 am and remain posted until July 19 at 11:59 pm.  There are PP's posted on Blackboard for the exam material.  
 
        Sign Thank you card to Wendell Franklin
        PRESENTATIONS:  Liyah, Ashley, Tequila, Hope, Emma, Ashtyn, Brenda, MacKenzie, Kevin, Shelby, Marjon, Ana
       
        Read Chapters 18 and 20
        Browse and study the following link:  Environment
        Write Journal #6 due July 27 at 11:59 pm

 
        Final Exam Review
        Journal #5 due today at 11:59 pm.       

  
        Final Exam Review
        1 pm:  PRESENTATIONS:  Ashtyn, MacKenzie, Kevin, Shelby, Ana
        
        2 pm:  Guest Speaker:  Sherry Gamble Smith, President & CEO, Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce
        Journal #6 due today at 11:59 pm
                      

        Final Exam Review
        The FINAL EXAM will be active on Blackboard from 7 am to 11:59 pm.
        All tests must be taken and all assignments submitted by 11:59 pm today only.  Class is officially over at 11:59 pm. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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