SOC 103 – Fall, 2004
Instructor: Nancy Bartkowski
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone (office): 635-2159
Office Hours: Room 233 Shouldice Library, Tu/Thr 10:30-; Wed 10-noon,
Text: The Dynamics of Inequality: Race, Class,
Gender, and Sexuality in the
course introduces the student to racial, ethnic, gender, and social class
variation within the
There are three main objectives of this course:
1. To understand the societal conditions which encourage and perpetuate cultural diversity and cultural inequality.
To improve your understanding of race, ethnicity, gender, and social
inequality in the
3 To look at the implications for cultural diversity and social justice in the major social institutions.
1. Attendance – Attendance is important for all class sessions. We will have classroom activities that are a planned part of the class. These activities, done in class, are worth up to 100 points. If you are not in class the day they are done, you will lose the points as they cannot be turned in another day without an approved excuse.
2. Exams – There will be 4 exams spaced throughout the semester covering text material, lecture material, and handouts. Each exam will be multiple choice and/or short answer for a total of 100 points per exam. Please bring a Scantron sheet for the exam. All exams will total up to 400 points per semester.
3. Short paper – There will be one short paper (up to three pages) concerning a topic relating to cultural diversity. The topic will be handed out in class. Not only will the grade be based on content but also on presentation (spelling, sentence structure, and grammar). The paper is worth up to 100 points.
A+ (98 -100%) 589 - 600 C+ (77 – 80%) 462 - 479
A (93 - 98%) 558 - 588 C (73 – 77%) 438 - 461
A- (90 - 93%) 540 - 557 C- (70 – 73%) 420 - 437
B+ (87 - 90%) 522 - 539 D+ (67 – 70%) 402 - 419
B (83 - 87%) 498 - 521 D (60 – 68%) 360 - 401
B- (80 - 83%) 480 - 497 D- (56 – 59%) 336 - 359
F (00 – 55%) 000 - 335
1. If the university is closed on the day of a scheduled exam, the exam will be held the next class session.
2. Be on time for the exams. If you arrive late, you will only have the remaining part of that class to complete the exam.
3. Your paper is due on a specific date. If it is late, you will lose points. Any paper turned in two weeks late will receive no credit.
4. Keep a copy of the syllabus and refer to if often for when material is due.
5. If you are unable to take a scheduled exam, a make up exam will only be scheduled if you have a documented and serious reason for the missed exam such as death in the family, illness, or school sponsored activity.
6. Be on time for class.
7. I expect you will all be willing to discuss these topics with civility, respect, and decorum. Hurtful, hateful, bigoted, or disrespectful comments and behaviors will not be tolerated and your grade can also be affected by this. We want discussion, not bigotry.
8. Plagiarism will be deal with by either a lower grade or failure if the plagiarism is severe.
Week 1: Personal experiences of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Aug 31 Introductions, class procedures, syllabus, grading, etc.
Sept 2 Read Preface, Chapter 1, pps. vii – 29
Week 2: The Perspectives
Sept 9 Read
Week 3: Terminology and Inequalities perpetuated in Society
Sept 16 Continue and review for Exam 1
Week 4: EXAM #1 and Movie
Sept 21 Exam #1 covering Ch. 1, 2, 6 and lecture material
Sept 23 Primal Mind – review sheet
Week 5: Inequalities in Society
Sept 30 Continue and Guest Speaker
Week 6: Economic Barriers
Oct 5 Read
Oct 7 Continue
Week 7: Healthcare Barriers and EXAM #2
Oct 14 Exam #2 covering parts of Ch. 3, 4 and lectures
Week 8: Educational Barriers
Oct 19 Read
Oct 21 Guest Speaker
Week 9: Criminal Justice Barriers
Oct 28 Continue
Week 10: Violence Barriers
Nov 4 Continue
Week 11: Movie and Discussion
Nov 9 American History X
Nov 11 Continue
Week 12: EXAM #3
Nov 16 Exam #3 covering parts of Ch 4, 5 and lectures
Nov 18 Being
Week 13: Other Types of Diversity
Nov 23 Handouts
********* PAPER DUE ********
Week 14: Search for Justice
Nov 30 Read
Dec 2 Continue
Week 15: Future of Cultural Diversity
Dec 7 Cultural Diversity in your career
Dec 9 Wrap up, evaluations and review for Exam # 4
WEEK: Exam #4 Covering
To be announced