Archive for August, 2018

For Tuesday, 9/4 (SOC 227)

August 30, 2018

Before

  • HW Due: What are your goals for the semester in this course? What helps you learn? What hinders or distracts you? This is a low-stakes writing assignment, but it should be at least 300-500 words. This won’t be due until after class next Tuesday; write this up in a Google Doc (or use your customary word processing software for now, if you’re not familiar with Google Docs)  and I’ll show you how to submit it on Tuesday.
  • Read Dan Quayle, ‘Reflections on Urban America’ (19 May 1992)
  • Read Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, ‘Dan Quayle Was Right’, The Atlantic (April 1993)
  • Read Ron Hammond and Paul Cheney, ‘Introduction to the Study of the Family: Changes and Definitions’, in Hammond and Cheney (2016)

In Class

  • Review for the Final Exam
  • Dan Quayle and the ‘Murphy Brown’ Speech
  • The Family: Changes and Definitions

For Next Time

 

REFERENCES

Ron Hammond and Paul Cheney, Intimate Relationships and Families. Santa Clarita, CA: College of the Canyons. Retrieved 30 August 2018 (https://www.canyons.edu/Offices/DistanceLearning/OER/Documents/Sociology%20103%20-%20Final%20Book.pdf).

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For Thursday, 8/30 (SOC 1102)

August 29, 2018

I’m still trying to figure out what’s going on with my Microsoft Office programs, so it’ll be a minute until the syllabus is finally completely overhauled. But that’s just a blueprint, in any event; these agendas on the blog are the final article.

Prep

In Class

  • Review for Final Exam
  • Oral Presentation Assignment: Pecha Kucha PK
  • How to Submit the HW
  • How to Read (Closely)

For Next Time

For Tuesday, 8/28 (SOC 227)

August 28, 2018

Before

  • No Reading Assigned

In Class

For Next Time

  • HW Due: What are your goals for the semester in this course? What helps you learn? What hinders or distracts you? This is a low-stakes writing assignment, but it should be at least 300-500 words.
  • Dan Quayle, ‘Reflections on Urban America’ (19 May 1992)
  • Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, ‘Dan Quayle Was Right’, The Atlantic (April 1993)
  • TBA

For Tuesday, 8/28 (SOC 1102)

August 28, 2018

Before

  • No Reading Assigned

In Class

For Next Time

For Tuesday, 8/7 (SOC 227)

August 3, 2018

Prep

  • Due: Final Exam, 8/7 23:59
  • Benokraitis (2015), Ch. 16 (‘Families in Later Life’), esp. Sections 16.1 (‘Our Aging Society’); 16.2 (‘Health and Ageism’); 16.6 (‘Dying, Death, and Bereavement’); 16.8 (‘Caregiving in Later Life’)

I’ve decided we’ll skip the discussion board this week. Up till now I’ve had about three different ideas for each module, but I’m blanking here. You all have plenty of work to do, in any event, so use this time to finish up strong!

In Class

  • Film: Excerpts from Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)

After

  • Finish the final exam. Don’t forget to submit the Class Participation Self-Evaluation essay; complete the requirements for the ‘Moynihan Report’ discussion board if you haven’t by now!

Pride and Parenting

August 1, 2018

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Benokraitis discusses four main parenting styles identified by the psychologist Diana Baumrind (2015:339-40). Which style best describes that of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice? Or would you attribute a different parenting style to each?

In his letter to Eliza after his failed proposal, Darcy alludes to the impropriety of conduct of, not only Mrs. Bennet and the three younger sisters, but even of her father. What has poor Mr. Bennet done? What flaws in Mr. Bennet’s character does the narrator seem to pick out?