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Introduction to Sociology

Please note that the text (Experience Sociology: Third Edition by David Croteau and William Hoynes) is available on Canvas. You paid for it when you paid for the course. You can also, if you like, purchase an inexpensive spiral-bound physical text in the college bookstore. The chapter quizzes (required) are included in the online text in Canvas.

The syllabus for this course is here. There are no specific dates for the following sections. However, they will be covered in order. (For on-campus classes, if we will skip over any sections, that will be announced in class.)

Canvas will record grades on the chapter quizzes.

This is the semester schedule for the entire JCCC campus.

For on-campus classes, You are expected to always be prepared for one section ahead. In case you are absent, please have the phone number of at least one other student (to find out what you missed).

For online classes, MP3 lectures are further down this page for the sections which will be covered. I may or may not need to add additional lectures. Read one chapter, and listen to one lecture per week. That excludes Thanksgiving break in the fall semester and spring break in the spring semester.

Everyone, on campus or online, will need the Adobe Reader, or a compatible program, for the PDF file. Most people have that (free) program installed already, but it can be downloaded here.

Online classes will finish at chapter 11. That does not necessarily apply to on-campus classes.

    1. Section 1: Read chapter 1 in text and this article on critical realism (PDF). Lecture 1 for online classes
    1. Section 2: Read chapter 2 in text. Lecture 2 for online classes
    1. Section 3: Read chapter 3 in text. Lecture 3 for online classes
    1. Section 4: Read chapter 4 in text. Lecture 4 for online classes
    1. Section 5: Read chapter 5 in text. Lecture 5 for online classes
    1. Section 6: Read chapter 6 in text. Lecture 6 for online classes
    1. Section 7: Read chapter 7 in text. Lecture 7 for online classes
    1. Section 8: Read chapter 8 in text. Lecture 8 for online classes.
    1. Section 9: Read chapter 9 text. Lecture 9 for online classes
    1. Section 10: Read chapter 10 in text. Lecture 10 for online classes
    1. Section 11: Read chapter 11 in text. Lecture 11 for online classes
    1. Section 12: Read chapter 12 in text.
    1. Section 13: Read chapter 13 in text.
    1. Section 14: Read chapter 14 in text.
    1. Section 15: Read chapter 15 in text.
    1. Section 16: Read chapter 16 in text.
    1. Section 17: Read chapter 17 in text.