SOCI 1001 B. Sept 5/2013
Office Loeb A701. Thurs 12. 10301130
Slides are posted
What is soc:
Study of societies
deeply personal and has relevance to our lives
see video posted on slideprofessors talk about soci. and how they see it
affects your life and is relevant to you and what you see around youhow it applies to
So Soci is. :
Study of society
Study of human behavior, ect ect see slide.
vast and vide scope of topics and ppl that study them
results of research is soci. inform development of policies and many other things
Ppl who study soci. look to change society and make things better
metaphor/analogy ex: Wizard of oz.
Dorothy and friends go searching for a few things and come acorss wizard, the giant head
who really is a tiny man behind a curtain. Soci is about pulling back the curtain and
looking behind the scenes. Things are not what they seem and you can expose what really
is going on. DE familiarize is a concept that can define this.
Defamiliarize ex. What we wear. We put clothes on. Women wear skirts. Men do not. Its
just the way it is. This is a particular way that our society has organized themselves and
how we get dressed fits into the gender roles we have created in our society. Soci is about
asking why these gender roles are they way they are. There is more going on than just
women wear skirts and men do not.
Soci is a particular way of studying the world. It’s a systematic study of social behaviors
in human societies.
Sociologizests can study anything crime, passion, love, pets, violence, anythingggg.
Vitamins, health, science, high heels. Wrestling, violence, racism. The list goes on
Soci. helps us to understand and question structures and organizations that are in place in
Things will never be the same once you understand the concept of soci. Knowledge about
how and why our society works the way it does can help us to live happily because we
will understand why things work they way they do. It isn’t just about learning info and
facts its about seeing the world better.
What is the course all about: Sylabus posted on CULEARN.
Text book: half text book. **** Have it.
Soci in our times 6 edition has the same material.
NEXT WEEKS READING IS ON CU LEARN.
Midterm 25% Oct 10
Critical thinking assignment. Oct 3 10%th
Crisitical thinking assignment Nov 14