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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

OER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

OER Course Conversion Projects

 

        OER for SOC 101

  Introduction to Sociology

 

 

 

Zero Textbook Cost and Required Readings:  Students are not required to purchase any textbooks.  The Free text to be used this semester is OpenStax, Introduction to Sociology 2e.

Important Resources

Jones, O. (December 21, 2018). The 15 most significant social impact films of 2018. USC News: The Media Institute for Social Change at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Retrieved from https://news.usc.edu/153288/the-15-most-significant-social-impact-films-of-2018/

Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College. Sociology database:  https://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/databases/sociology

The Marshall Project  is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system, with a focus on policing. Students are required to subscribe to The Marshall Project.: https://www.themarshallproject.org/subscribe

Pew Research Center: Social and Demographic Trends: https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/

 

Topic

Assignments Due

 Introduction to Sociology

  • Introductions / Index Card
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Writing Assignment #1

Defining Culture, Society, and the Plight of the Criminal Justice System

Sociological Research, Citations and Mid-Semester Paper (Sociological Memorandum)

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e,

    • Sociological Research, ch. 2

The Role of Socialization

  • Writing Assignment #1 Due
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Socialization, ch. 5

Agents of Socialization

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Society and Social Interaction, ch. 4

Elements of Social Structure

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Groups and Organization, ch. 5

Midterm Review

     Midterm Review

Midterm -  Part I

Midterm -  Part II – Math Lab - NB

     Math Computer Lab in the New Building

Sociological Perspectives in the field of Arts and the Media
 

Deviance, Social Control and the Criminal Justice System

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    •  Deviance, Crime and Social Control, ch. 7

The Bronx Defenders Panel Discussion

Introduction to Social Stratification in the U.S.

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website

  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Social Stratification in the United States, ch. 9

Social Stratification and Worldwide Poverty

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Global Inequality, ch. 10

Sociological Perspectives on Health

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website

  • Introduction to Sociology 2e

    • Health and Medicine, ch. 19

Studying the Mental Health of Society

Inequality in the United States

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    •  ​Work and the Economy, ch.18

Inequality on a Global Level

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Globalization Inequality, ch. 10

 Race and Ethnic Inequality

Social Construction of Gender, Age & Sexual Orientation

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Aging and the Elderly, ch. 13

Sociological Perspectives on Religion and Education

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e​​
    • Religion, ch.15​
    •  Education, ch. 16

Studying Family Relationships and Diverse Lifestyle

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • ​Introduction to Sociology 2
    •  ​Marriage and Family, ch.14

Studying Social Change and the Impact of Environmental Racism

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Bolin, Bob, and Liza C. Kurtz. "Race, class, ethnicity, and disaster vulnerability." In Handbook of disaster research, pp. 181-203. Springer, Cham, 2018.

    • Note: Open book in pdf format and click on Chapter 10 in Table of Contents..."Race, class, ethnicity and disaster vulnerability."

How the Impact of Global Warming Affects Society

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2e
    • Population, Urbanization, and the Environment, ch. 20

 Majoring in Sociology

  • Selected Readings – Sociology Student Website
  • Introduction to Sociology 2
    • ​Population, Urbanization, and the Environment, ch. 20

Final Exam Review

Final Exam Review

Final Exam Scheduled

Final Exam