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Welcome to Sociology 134!

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Today we concluded our look at demography. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

The final exam will be Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:15 p.m. in 1210 LeBaron. The review sheet is here.

The Sociology Central TAs will hold a review session Thursday at 6 p.m. in East Hall 111. I will hold a review session Friday in class.

If the Soc 134 exam conflicts with another exam, see Sociology Central to schedule another time.

Monday, Dec. 8

Last week we examined gender. Wednesday's Keynote slides are here and Friday's are here.

Today we concluded looking at the gender pay gap and then took up demography. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

We will continue discussing demography on Wednesday. The assigned reading is pp. 418-435.

Recall that your chapter 13 mini-essay is due Wednesday.

The final exam will be Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:15 p.m. in 1210 LeBaron. The review sheet is here.

Friday, Nov. 21

This week we discussed race. We discussed the social construction of race, complications in the U.S. racial system, white privilege, and the black-white pay gap. The Keynote slides from Monday are here, the slides from Wednesday are here and the slides from Friday are here.

Monday following the break we will begin looking at gender. The assigned reading is pp. 376-386.

I wish you a good Thanksgiving break.

Saturday, Nov. 14

One of the mini-essay options is to write about a campus lecture. (This can be done twice during the semester.) Three upcoming lectures this month you might consider are:

Friday, Nov. 12

Wednesday we discussed poverty and homelessness. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Today we discussed campus riots with a focus on riots at Iowa State. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Next week we will discuss race. Your reading assignment for Monday is pp. 331-347. The chapter 11 mini-essay is due Friday.

Monday, Nov. 10

Today we discussed the distribution of income in the United States and how CEOs and their corporations make money. The Keynote slides are here. (I corrected some incorrect numbers on the second slide and also added a slide CEO pay over the years.)

Wednesday we will look at poverty and homelessness. The assigned reading is pp. 314-330.

Recall that your chapter 10 mini-essay is due Wednesday.

Friday, Nov. 7

Wednesday we went over the exam and discussed stratification from cradle to grave. The PowerPoint slides from lecture are here.

Friday we continued our discussion of stratification. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Monday we will discuss inequality. The assigned reading is pp. 300-314.

Thursday, Oct. 30

Today's review session with the Sociology Central teaching assistants is at 6:30 p.m. in East Hall 111. Come with questions.

I will give a review session in class on Friday. The review sheet is here.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Today we concluded our look at social movements. They Keynote slides from lecture are here.

The exam is Monday. The review sheet is here.

Monday, Oct. 27

Today we took up the topic of social movements. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Recall that your chapter 14 mini-essay is due Wednesday.

Friday, Oct. 24

Today we looked at the social organization of religious conversions. The Keynote slides are here.

Monday we will begin looking at social movements. The assigned reading is pp. 436-468.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Today we examined McDonaldization. The Keynote slides are here.

Friday we will look at the social organization of religious conversions.

Monday, Oct. 20

Today we looked at social dilemmas and bureaucracy. The Keynote slides are here.

Wednesday we will turn our attention to McDanaldization. The assigned reading is pp. 274-290.

Friday, Oct. 17

Today we looked at the connection between deviance and power. The Keynote slides are here.

Monday we will turn our attention to organizations. The assigned reading is pp. 255-274.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Today we examined labeling theory. The Keynote slides are here.

Friday we will examine the connections between deviance and power. The assigned reading is pp. 238-253.

Recall that the chapter 8 mini-essay is due Friday.

Monday, Oct. 13

Today we concluded our discussion of the American familiy and then began looking at deviance. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Please take the course survey on the WebCT site. Tuesday will be your last chance to get credit for completing it.

Wednesday we will continue looking at deviance. The assigned reading is pp. 218-232.

Friday, Oct. 10

Today we finished our look at the social organization of sex and then began examining the American family. The Keynote slides are here.

I have corrected the slides from the Oct. 8 because the y-axis label was missing on one slide. The new version is here.

Monday, after finishing the American family, we will turn our attention to deviance. The assigned reading is pp. 218-232.

The course survey is available on the WebCT site. You need to complete it by Tuesday.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Today we began looking at the social organization of sex. The Keynote slides are here.

Friday we will conclude this topic and then look at the American family. The assigned reading is pp. 183-217.

Monday, Oct. 6

Friday we took up the topic of the dramaturgical perspective. I illustrated some of its points with a clip from The Grifters. The Keynote slides are here.

Today we concluded our look at the dramaturgical perspective, looking at managing and mismanaging impressions, which was illustrated with David Luckenbill's study of criminal homicide. The Keynote slides are here.

Wednesday we will turn our attention to the social organization of sex.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Today I went over the exam. Then we took up the social construction of beauty. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Friday we will continue looking at various aspects of impression management. The assigned reading is pp. 163-174.

Friday, Sept. 26

Today we finished looking at gender socialization and then reviewed for the exam. The Keynote slides from lecture are here. The exam review sheet is here.

The exam is Monday at the regular class time and place. If you can't be there for a legitimate reason, you need to submit a make-up request form to Sociology Central.

I wish you a great weekend of study.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Today we concluded our discussion of Howard Becker's study of "Becoming a Marihuana User" and began looking at gender socialization. The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Friday we will review for the exam.

The Sociology Central TAs will hold a review session Thursday at 5 p.m. in East Hall 119.

The exam will be Monday, Sept. 29, at the regular class time and place. The review sheet is here.

Monday, Sept. 22

Today we concluded our look at the sociology of emotion by looking at Arnold Arluke's study of managing emotions in an animal shelter. Then we turned our attention to socialization and examined Howard Becker's study on "Becoming a Marihuana User." The Keynote slides from lecture are here.

Wednesday we will continue looking at socialization. The assigned reading is pp. 135-156.

Recall that your chapter five mini-essay is due Wednesday.

The first exam is Monday, Sept. 29.

Friday, Sept. 19

Today we finished our look at James Loewen's Lies Across America and then turned our attention to the sociology of emotion. The Keynote slides are here.

Monday we will conclude our look at the sociology of emotions and take up socialization. The assigned reading is pp. 125-135.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Today--after a half hour fire alarm--we began looking at James Loewen's book Lies Across America to illustrate material culture. The Keynote slides are here.

Friday we will conclude this topic and look at emotions as an example of nonmaterial culture. The assigned reading is pp. 110-124.

Recall that your chapter 4 mini-essay is due Friday.

Friday, Sept. 12

Today we concluded our overview of the social construction of reality. The Keynote slides are available here.

Monday Dr. Terry Besser will be lecturing on sociological methods.

Due to the WebCT outage this weekend, your chater 3 mini-essay is due Monday.

In addition to reading chapter three, you should read the following four on-line features available on the textbook's study site:

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Today we looked at two more sociological perspectives--conflict theory and symbolic interactionism--and then discussed the social construction of reality. The Keynote slides are available here.

Friday we will continue discussing the social construction of reality. The assigned reading is pp. 67-90.

Your chapter 3 mini-essay is due Friday.

Monday, Sept. 8

Today we began looking at three major perspectives of sociology, taking on the structural-functionalist perspective. The Keynote slides are available here.

Wednesday we will look at the conflict and symbolic interactionist perspectives. Then we will take up the social construction of reality. The assigned reading is pp. 51-67.

A note on the posted slides: I have been listening to your suggestions about posting the Keynote slides to the web site as pdfs. I have changed the format from six to four slides per page and have now dropped the backgrounds from the slides. I also found a alternative method of creating the files so the end result is pdfs around 10 times smaller than previously and, hopefully, they will take less time to print and be easier to read. I appreciate your continued feedback as I continue to figure out Keynote.

Friday, Sept. 5

Today we examined societal influence and social structure by looking at the continuing influence of society on people during emergency situations. The Keynote slides are available here.

In addition to reading chapter two, you should read three on-line "Sociologists at Work" features available on the textbook's study site:

Monday we will look at three perspective of sociology. The assigned reading is pp. 44-49.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Today we examined social influence by looking at Stanley Milgram's Obedience to Authority experiment. The Keynote slides are available here.

Friday we will examine social order in emergency situations. The assigned reading is pp. 24-43

One of the mini-essay options is to write about a campus lecture. (This can be done twice during the semester.) Some upcoming lectures this month you might consider are:

Friday, Aug. 29

Today we concluded our discussion of the course theme—people are both cause and consequence of society—with a series of examples involving love. The Keynote slides are available here

Wednesday we will examine Milgram's Obedience to Authority experiment. The assigned reading is pp. 17-23.

Have a good long weekend.

Thursday, Aug. 28

On the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, you might be interested in knowing that King was a sociology major.

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The above poster (larger version available here) was designed by ISU sociology professor Dan Krier. He also created posters for sociology majors Ronald Reagan, Robin Williams, and Dan Ackroyd (version 1 and version 2).

The course WebCT site is up. Your chapter 1 mini-essay is due by the end of Friday.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Today we began looking at the course theme--people are both cause and consequence of society. I illustrated this topic with examples related to love. The Keynote slides from lecture are available here.

Friday we will continue discussing the course theme. The assigned reading is pp. 8-16.

Friday your chapter one mini-essay is due. The essay should be posted on WebCT. The course WebCT site is not up now, but it will be by Friday.

Monday, Aug. 25

Today I gave an overview of the course by going over information from the syllabus. I suggest you print out a copy and read it carefully.

The Keynote slides from lecture are available here.

Wednesday we will begin going over the course theme—people are both cause and consequence of society. The assigned reading is pp. 1-7.

There was a mix-up at the bookstore about the textbook. The only required text is David Newman's Sociology: The Architecture of Everyday Life, 7th edition.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Welcome to the Sociology 134 (section 20) web site. Check here throughout the semester for regularly updated information about the course.

The required textbook is David Newman's Sociology: The Architecture of Everyday Life, 7th edition. (I strongly recommend that you get the 7th edition because you may be tested over material that is not in the 6th edition.)

On the first day of class, Monday, Aug. 25, I will be going over the syllabus.

I'll see you in class on Monday.

134 Note Book

The Keynote slides from Wednesday are here.

The review sheet is here.

How to contact the prof

Dave Schweingruber

Office: 317B East Hall

Phone: 294-4079

dschwein@iastate.edu

Office hours:

MW 2:10-3 p.m.

Or talk to me after class.

Or make an appointment.