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WELCOME TO INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY:    ( E-Mail: markpasion@att.net)

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

Welcome to class !   Please check this webpage periodically during the quarter , as it gives reminder to deadline dates, upcoming assignments, and exam information.  You should get your class textbook ASAP and start reading per the syllabus.  Please take note of Writing /discussion assignment dates coming due in the first couple of weeks of class.  If you have any questions, feel free to talk to me in person, or ask your questions during class.  Hope you all have a great semester..... Mark Pasion - Instructor


CLASS WRITING/ DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENTS:   All  assignments must be typed... no handwritten work will be accepted.  Assignments must be handed-in at the beginning of the class, or during the class or small group discussion .  Late work is not accepted... so please do not be late to class on dates that an assignment is due.  Also, if you are going to miss class, e-mail the assignment to me ( date & time stamped during the regular class hours).  Students must be present for discussion, and must have the typed paper with them during discussion in order to get credit for the entire assignment. 

IMPORTANT DATES and ASSIGNMENTS:


Start reading chapters 1-5 in your textbook

April 4:
   First day of class.... Orientation


Apr 13:     Quiz #1 ( chapters 1-2) -  for study purposes only.... quiz is not graded

Apr 20:
    ( Writing / Discussion  #1 due beginning of class period).  Bring a typed paper ( 200 word approx.) answering the following prompt. 
                    " In the United States today, is there a single ' American Culture', or are there really several different cultures? 
                    Please explain your answer.  In the mainstream ( dominant) culture, what are some of the values, beliefs, and
                    practices that define the dominant culture ? "
 
                    Write your own opinions and words for this assignment.  Do not research, and do not paraphrase the textbook.
                   
Apr 25:   Quiz #2 ( chapters 3-5 ) -  for study purposes only.... quiz is not graded
                 
Apr 27:    Exam chapter review Q & A ( chapters 1-5)

May 2:   EXAM #1 covers chapters 1-5.  Please bring a scantron and #2 pencils.  Students are allowed to bring 2 sheets of paper
                   ( double-sided) 
filled with any notes. Exam will start right at the beginning of class, and end at the regularly scheduled
                   class end time.   Students may leave class, upon completion of the exam.

Start reading chapters 6-10 in your textbook



May 4:
    ( Writing / Discussion  #2 due beginning of class period).  Bring a typed paper ( 200 word approx.) answering the following prompt. 
                    " Should drug & alcohol use, prostitution, and gambling be viewed and treated as deviant behavior ?  Why or why not...please
                        explain your thoughts on each of these.  Discuss how each of these issues might be viewed from a functional perspective,
                        and how each might be beneficial, useful, or functional for a society or some parts of society."
                    Write your own opinions and words for this assignment.  Do not research, and do not paraphrase the textbook.
                   
May 11:   Quiz #3 ( chapters 6-8 ) -  for study purposes only.... quiz is not graded
                
May 16:    ( Writing /Discussion #3 due beginning of class period).  Bring a typed paper ( 200 word approx.) answering the following prompt. 
                     " What is the state of race relations in the U.S. or the world today?  Give examples of the Good, the Bad, and/or
                        the Ugly?  List some of the racial problems we are still dealing with, and some suggestions as to how to deal
                        with them.  You can also discuss some ways in which we have made progress with race relations."
                      Write your own opinions and words for this assignment.  Do not research, and do not paraphrase the textbook.
 
May 18:   Quiz #4 ( chapters 9-10 ) -  for study purposes only.... quiz is not graded
                          

The remainder of the class calendar will be available as the dates get closer


 Email:  markpasion@att.net
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