SOC 105 - First Year Seminar in Sociology
Section: 003 Diversity,Democracy,Community
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will explore a wide range of issues on social identities, intergroup relations, social change, and notions of community, justice, and everyday democracy. It will examine the possibilities for building community across race, gender and class as students explore their own racial and other social group identities.

  • How do we have constructive conversations and dialogue about our different perspectives, beliefs, experiences, and backgrounds?
  • How do we develop the practice of civic engagement, including a commitment to social change and the skills of boundary-crossing to build a strong democracy in our schools, neighborhoods, cities, and governments?
  • To what extent do the American ideals and its democratic principles continue to provide a bond for our society in the face of growing social divisions and inequities?

Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to enroll in this seminar, bringing personal experience and perspective to enrich the discussion of theoretical readings. All students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, read carefully, and write extensively. Students will participate in a number of engaging intergroup dialogue exercises and community-based activities, including a university-community film/discussion series, a visit to city council, etc.

SOC 105 - First Year Seminar in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
16131
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only 1st-yr students, including those with soph std, may register.
002 (SEM)
P
16129
Closed
0
11Y1
 
1
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
003 (SEM)
P
32505
Closed
0
14Y1
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
44676
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying, 611 Church St.
ISBN: 0385477201
The Other Side of the River, Author: Alex Kotlowitz, Publisher: Anchor Books 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0872865002
Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Author: Wise, Tim J., Publisher: City Lights Books 2009
Required
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