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SOCIOLOGY 2110, SECTION 12, SPRING 2014
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
INSTRUCTOR: KATHLEEN GOSSMAN JONES, MA

Class Meetings: MWF, 1-1:50, Bate 1031
Office Hours: Mon. 2:30-5:00, Wed. 2:30-3:30, and by appointment
Office: Brewster A 401
Contact Number: 252.737.2338
Email: jonesk@ecu.edu and katkatreader@gmail.com
Email is the best way to contact me. In your email, always include your course and section numbers. Required Textbooks: Manza, Jeff, 2013. The Sociology Project , 1st Edition. Pearson, New York. Students are not required to purchase an access code for on-line portions of the text.
Other Required Resources:
1) For this class, you are required to check Blackboard a minimum of three times per week. Announcements, assignments, course updates and grades will be posted on Blackboard throughout the semester.
2) A stapler is required for this course. Unstapled assignments will not be accepted or graded.

ALL assignments for this course (except those completed during class sessions) must be typed, 12-point font, double-spaced, regular margins and stapled if more than one page. Handwritten and/or unstapled assignments will not be graded. NO EXCEPTIONS.

No late assignments will be accepted for this course unless accompanied by a university excused absence.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introductory overview of the field of Sociology. We will cover the fundamentals of sociological theory, the concept of “thinking sociologically”, methodology and the application of these tools to a broad range of issues. As a Social Science Foundations’ course, the following objectives are to be met: to learn the subject matter of sociology; to understand the basic approaches to research methodology, principles and concepts required to understand undergraduate-level research in sociology; and, to understand sociology’s contribution to general knowledge.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To create an atmosphere where students have an

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