• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, and Slack. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.



This version was saved 5 years, 1 month ago View current version     Page history
Saved by Jessie Daniels
on December 27, 2017 at 9:30:28 pm

Welcome to Sociology 101

Course Syllabus



Office Hours:




Course Description


This course helps students develop a sociological imagination through the introduction and application of basic concepts incorporating global and comparative perspectives.





Sociology, 2e, OpenStax, free to download, here:



Other readings will be assigned and made available (ZERO COST to students) via the course site.


Support Services


For technical assistance, contact the Helpdesk, Academic support services. and writing skills assistance. are available.


Course Objectives



Throughout the course, students will complete a variety of assignments intended to develop the following:


  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Sociological imagination
  • Critical media literacy
  • Technology skills
  • The ability to understand and write clearly about connections between course material. 


Graded Course Components









Regular Quizzes


Midterm Exam 



Final Exam




Other Information




Format: Lecture and film (in person) with a significant online component. 


Each week, there will be a documentary film – or, visual text – that relates to the concepts in the written texts. Most of these films are available through the Hunter Library’s access to the Kanopy Streaming, a film database, but a few are not. Learning to view these critically is as important for accomplishing the goals of the course as learning to read the written texts critically. Each student will be required to print out and bring a video worksheet on days we see films. You'll fill it out in class and hand it in at the end of class. While you can watch films outside of class (if you have to miss), you cannot hand in video worksheets at any other time. Please make a plan now for how you will print these out before class.  



Course Grade

Grading is based on an accumulation of points (1,000 points maximum), then converted to the Hunter College Grading Scale




Academic Integrity Statement

It is important that all the work you do for this course reflects your own effort, ideas, and writing. This is called “intellectual honesty” or “academic honesty.” If you ever have any questions about how to avoid plagiarism, please email me. 

Access and Accommodations

In compliance with the American Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Hunter College is committed to ensuring educational parity and accommodations for all students with documented disabilities and/or medical conditions. It is recommended that all students with documented disabilities (Emotional, Medical, Physical and/ or Learning) consult the Office of AccessABILITY located in Room E1124 to secure necessary academic accommodations.  For further information and assistance please call (212- 772-4857)/TTY (212- 650- 3230).





Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.