Soc – Lecture 7 09/24/2013
Announcement: Paper assignment
Introduction to Unit 3
Paper – ctools – resources
30% of final grade
Due: Tuesday, November 26
Late policy: marked down ½ letter grade each day
Ethnographic field observation – MORE INFO NEXT TUES
Use the conceptual tools provided by the readings and lectures to conduct a sociological analysis of that
field site or of that particular life course.
Minimum of 2 readings
Brainstorm research possibilities
Select a site or interviewee
Collect your data
Think about how to connect to course material
Decide whether what you collected will work (or redo)
Select the readings you will use Write a rough draft
Give it space, reread/rethink
Revise your draft
Give it space, reread
Proofread and polish
Unit 1. Sociology as a way of thinking
Unit 2. Individuals and society
Unit 3. Identity and Inequality: Who What and Who Gets What?
Race and Ethnicity
Gender and Sexuality
Who am I? What kind of person am I?
How do other people see me?
Who are they? How do other people see them?
Who is us?
Who is them?
Race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, Me: ★Gir, student, sister,daughtr, ★ kater, lader, aucasian, feminist, straight, baker,
sarcastic, ★funny, ★nice, ★friend, brunete, missinga tooth, team iPhone, cat owner, applying to
Ross freshmn, DPhiE, undecidd major, plitica stance, religion, body type, nationality,
age grou, intelligence, emotonal stability, relatinship status, goals, morals, financial status,
fitness evel, employment, phobias, level of education, where you’re from, criminal record, talents