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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Donald Fethertsonon 14 January 2014
Transcript of INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
of th Social Sciences
Sociology is the Foundation
of many professions
Political policy formation
Sociology is the core discipline of many specialized areas
Sociologies insights are
central to contemporary
Sociology has tools to explore
critical questions like:
How does the social world work?
How did the social world come to be the
way it is now and how can it be changed?
How are our individual lives
(our biographies and life chances)
created and stunted by the social world
(that we, ourselves, collectively produce)?
Midterm 1: February 1 - 35%
Midterm 2: March 8 - 35%
Final : In-class April 5 - 15%
TUTORIAL WRITTEN WORK - 15%
- requirements may change
ESSAY OR PRESI - 10%
In-class assignments - 5%
Grades and Distribution
(details on course outline and in Calendar)
A - Outstanding - Typically only 15% of class
B - Very good
C - Satisfactory
F - Unsatisfactory
N - Incomplete
YOUR ACADEMIC RECORD STICKS TO YOU MORE THAN A CRIMINAL RECORD
JAN 16 - Wednesday
Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees
JAN 19 - Saturday
Last day for ADDING courses
JAN 31 - Thursday
Last day for PAYING fees without penalty
FEB 6 - Wednesday
Last day to WITHDRAW from courses with 50% tuition rebate
FEB 28 - Thursday
Last day to WITHDRAW without penalty of failure
IMPORTANT DATES FOR ALL
.("N" changes to "DEF") This is appropriate if you cannot complete course requirements by the end of term due to injury, affliction, or illness.
EXTENDED DEFERRED (ExtDEF) is possible.
AEGROTAT NOTATION (AEG)
. This is a notation added to a course grade in cases where injury, affliction, or illness affected your performance in a completed course, or will prevent completion of a course and a DEF is not viable
Only after making and obtaining a
"Request for Academic Concession
BASIC SUMMARY OF SOCI 100A
Important sociological processes including
How you become human at all & more specifically how you are becoming the type of human you are.
As a method of life and survival as compared to instinct
Deviance and Crime
Sexuality and gender socialization:
BASIC SUMMARY OF SOCI - 100B
(Social structures and Institutions)
1. Social Change - Tech and environment
2. Social Processes - Groups, orgs & networks
3. Social Inequality - Globalization, race & ethnicity, gender, age & disability)
4. Social Institutions - Work, the economy, politics,
4. Social Change - Pop and Urbanization
BASIC SUMMARY OF SOCI 103
1. Is Canada a "society" and do we have a "national identity"?
2. Migration and multiculturalism
3. The economy of Canada
4. Canada's legal system
5. What kinds of people dominate and what kinds of people are oppressed in Canada?
6. Other Canadian Institutions (health, education, family, religion)