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Welcome to Introduction to Sociology!

FYI: Page Updated: October 2021

Course Description

This is an introductory class to sociology. We will cover some of the most important fields and topics in sociology such as Education, Class, Inequality, Race, Immigration, Gender, Work, Occupations, Technology, the New Economy, Poverty, Political Sociology, the Welfare State, Qualitative Sociology, and Environmental Sociology. We will read some of the most important studies in this field with the aim of understanding how sociological research is produced and knowing some of the main debates in the field.

The dates for our Zoom meetings are in the syllabus, in Course Schedule. They will be in BB, in Course Materials. Check the dates and mark your calendars.

Instructor

Professor Marcela González smiling.
Marcela F. González

Instructor: Marcela F. González, PhD
Email: mgonzalez1@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Class Time: T and TH 3:40 pm to 4:55 pm
Class Location: Online
Office Hours: T 3 pm – 4 pm

Textbook info

Our class uses an Open Education Resources (OER) in replacement of the textbook and is therefore a Zero Cost course.

This means there is no textbook students need to purchase. All materials are available freely to students online on the SOCY 1101 OER website (what you are on right now) and the course Blackboard blackboard logo. site.

The Faculty Guide on Open Education Resources (OER) at Brooklyn College points the worldwide OER movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. This shift in educational practice is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; it’s about participation and co-creation. What differentiates OERs from other instructional resources is you’re allowed to:

Course Technology

For the most part, you will need technology that will allow you to access this OER website, Blackboard, other websites and a device that has audio and video capabilities. If your internet connection is spotty, try to have a stable connection or not use WIFI when you are taking any quizzes or attending live meetings.

  1. Retain: Keep access to the materials after the learning event.
  2. Reuse: Use the content in its unaltered form.
  3. Revise: Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter the content.
  4. Remix: Combine original or revised content with other OER to create something new.
  5. Redistribute: Share copies of original content, revisions or remixes with others.

The dates for our Zoom meetings are in the syllabus, in Course Schedule. They will be in Blackboard (BB), in Course Materials. Check the dates and mark your calendars.