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1 Backman SOCY1000 Brass Tacks

2 See the Syllabus For all details IN WRITING, see syllabus For all details IN WRITING, see syllabus Close to a contractClose to a contract ~backmcb/socy1000/syl1000f13 ~backmcb/socy1000/syl1000f13 No printed copy (saving trees) No printed copy (saving trees) Strongly recommend you make copy (so much for trees)Strongly recommend you make copy (so much for trees) Not directly available on Canvas Not directly available on Canvas

3 Reading Syllabus Syllabus Textbook Textbook Additional readings online Additional readings online 10 to 30 pages per week10 to 30 pages per week Reading is the most important out of class activity of college students !!! Reading is the most important out of class activity of college students !!!

4 Read the Syllabus It will be on exams It will be on exams

5 Textbook Textbook: The Sociology Project, by Jeff Manza and 19 other profs at New York University (NYU) Textbook: The Sociology Project, by Jeff Manza and 19 other profs at New York University (NYU) Known to professionals as Manza Known to professionals as Manza Publisher PearsonPublisher Pearson There was some confusion with various bookstores in town There was some confusion with various bookstores in town Had wrong book for this course! Had wrong book for this course! Be sure to get the correct one Be sure to get the correct one

6 Online Reading Assignments and how to get to them are available by clicking on Readings on home page Assignments and how to get to them are available by clicking on Readings on home pageReadings Some assignments may require using E-Reserve from the library Some assignments may require using E-Reserve from the libraryE-Reserve Password will be announced at that timePassword will be announced at that time

7 READING ASSIGNMENTS: Exam 1 Syllabus Syllabus Textbook for exam 1: Textbook for exam 1: ChaptersChapters 2, 3, 5, 11 required Chapter 1 recommended; no exam qs First readings for Exam 1: First readings for Exam 1: “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema,” by Horace Miner“Body Ritual Among the Nacirema,” by Horace Miner Excerpt from The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright MillsExcerpt from The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills

8 Grading Four regular exams Four regular exams Each one sixth of gradeEach one sixth of grade Final exam Final exam One third of gradeOne third of grade Homework and unscheduled quizzes Homework and unscheduled quizzes Tie breakersTie breakers

9 Lecture You are responsible for everything I say in class Well … maybe not the bad jokes Lecture notes will usually be available through Canvas Not when attendance begins to drop below a C (70 percent) Preferably before class, but not always

10 Lecture and Reading Lectures and reading are largely independent That is, you’ll have two sources of sociological insight: me and the reading There is some overlap between the two, but not a lot Therefore, if something in the reading confuses you, be sure to ask me about it. First time I mention it in class may be when we are going over an exam

11 Exams Regular exams Regular exams Semi-cumulative – includes material that was new for the previous examSemi-cumulative – includes material that was new for the previous exam Roughly 50% lectures and 50% readingRoughly 50% lectures and 50% reading Final exam covers entire semester Final exam covers entire semester Mostly computer scored Mostly computer scored Blue scantron, pencilBlue scantron, pencil Each exam scored on 4 point scale Each exam scored on 4 point scale Actually 4.5Actually 4.5

12 Quizzes and Homework Unannounced quizzes cover previous lecture Unannounced quizzes cover previous lecture Homework varies Homework varies Incentives to do homework:Incentives to do homework: You will learn more You will learn more Some exam questions may be based on homework results Some exam questions may be based on homework results Grades for people on the borderline will be determined by quizzes and homework Grades for people on the borderline will be determined by quizzes and homework Borderline = average ending in.5Borderline = average ending in.5

13 Schedule Schedule is on syllabus and home page Schedule is on syllabus and home pagehome pagehome page You must take your final exam when scheduled You must take your final exam when scheduled

14 Final Exam Schedule IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE FINAL WHEN SCHEDULED, DROP THIS CLASS NOW IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE FINAL WHEN SCHEDULED, DROP THIS CLASS NOW NOTE NOW final exam date: NOTE NOW final exam date: 10am section: Tue 4/3010am section: Tue 4/30 1pm section: Thu 5/21pm section: Thu 5/2 2pm section: Mon 4/292pm section: Mon 4/29

15 Classroom Comportment When we’re together in class: Quality time When we’re together in class: Quality time All we are doing is SOCY1000 All we are doing is SOCY1000 Requires concentrationRequires concentration Especially when I’m lousy Especially when I’m lousy Also when you’re lousy Also when you’re lousy Respect SociologyRespect Sociology Ask questions Ask questions NO ELECTRONICS NO ELECTRONICS

16 More Classroom Comportment PUT AWAY ELECTRONICS PUT AWAY ELECTRONICS

17 REMINDER !!! See me See me One of my great pleasures is talking to college studentsOne of my great pleasures is talking to college students Best times: Best times: Right after classRight after class Office hoursOffice hours Includes BY APPOINTMENT Includes BY APPOINTMENT


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