Archive for May, 2014

For Monday, 6/2

May 29, 2014

Please review the Wellman article (‘The Community Question’) that we didn’t get to discuss today, and we’ll sink our teeth into it next class. Our agenda thus far:

  1. Review Syllabus
  2. Barry Wellman, ‘The Community Question’
  3. Pecha Kucha PK
  4. Review PK Scoring Guide
  5. PK Sign-Ups

For Thursday, 5/29

May 28, 2014
  1. Read and prepare to discuss Patrice Erdmans, ‘How to Read Sociological Texts’*
  2. Same thing for Barry Wellman, ‘The Community Question: The Intimate Networks of East Yorkers’ (1979)*    

*Asterisks denote readings that are available either online or on Blackboard (Bb) under ‘Content’.

For the Final (SOC 201)

May 19, 2014
  • The final is  due by the end of our regularly scheduled exam period (Thursday, 5/22, 10:15-12:15pm), in our regularly scheduled classroom; if you want to turn it in early, you may put it in my mailbox (North Building, Rm. 3233)    
  • Read the prompt carefully and follow directions to the letter
  • EDIT!!!

For the Final (SOC 240)

May 19, 2014
  • Due by the end of our regularly scheduled exam period (Tuesday, 5/20, 12:30-2:30pm), in our regularly scheduled classroom; if you want to turn it in early, you may put it in my mailbox (North Building, Rm. 3233)
  • Maximum word count of 3,000 words for the body of the text (i.e., not counting title page, foot/endnotes, reference list, etc.)
  • Double-spaced, 12-pt. font
  • Print the word count on the front of your paper
  • ASA style for in-text citations and reference list
  • Attach the graded midterm (or a copy thereof) to the back of your final
  • Print out the scoring guide for research papers (posted on Blackboard) and staple it to the final and midterm so that it’s the last page; write your name on the back side of this page (and nowhere else)
  • Thus, the order should be as follows: Final + Midterm + Final Scoring Guide
  • For the love of God: EDIT!!!

For Thursday, 5/15 (SOC 240)

May 13, 2014
  1. The Take-Home Final: Q&A
  2. Review: Alexander Liazos, ‘The Poverty of Sociology: Nuts, Sluts, and Preverts’*
  3. Prep: Erich Goode, ‘Is the Sociology of Deviance Still Relevant?’, The American Sociologist 35, No. 4 (Winter 2004)*

For Thursday, 5/15 (SOC 201)

May 13, 2014
  1. Iris Marion Young, ‘The Ideal of Community and the Politics of Difference’ (Bridge & Watson 2010) (Tania Valencia)
  2. Barry Wellman, ‘The Community Question: The Intimate Networks of East Yorkers’ (1979) (PK: Tanesha McLellan)
  3. The Take-Home Final: Q&A

Young is required reading; Wellman is merely (highly) recommended–and highly relevant for the final…

For Tuesday, 5/13 (SOC 240)

May 12, 2014
  1. Christopher Ryan, ‘Are We Designed to Be Sexual Omnivores?’: Slight Return (to the Subject of Research Statements)
  2. Alexander Liazos, ‘The Poverty of Sociology: Nuts, Sluts, and Preverts’*    
  3. Research Questions

For Tuesday, 5/13 (SOC 201)

May 12, 2014
  1. David Harvey, ‘The Right to the City’* (PK: Edward Richardson)
  2. Walter Benjamin, ‘Paris – Capital of the Nineteenth Century’* (PK: Angél Leon)

Both are important, but concentrate your energies on Benjamin and skim the Harvey if you must.

For Tomoz, 5/8 (SOC 240)

May 8, 2014
  1. We’ll touch briefly on talking points concerning the previous readings and video:
    1. Christopher Ryan, ‘Are We Designed to Be Sexual Omnivores?’
    2. Draus & Carlson, ‘Trading Sex for Crack’
    3. Andrew Yip, ‘Gay Christian Males and Sexual Exclusivity’
  2. I will expect everyone to have read and prepped Celia Williamson and Terry Cluse-Tolar, ‘Pimp-Controlled Prostitution’; bring your books.

Dave and a Bunch of Other Dummies Get Taken Hostage on a Bus

May 6, 2014