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Intro to Sociology - Lecture 01 - Course Introduction

Intro to Sociology - Lecture 01 - Course Introduction

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Christopher Prener

August 17, 2020
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  1. COURSE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY CHRISTOPHER PRENER, PH.D. FALL 2020

    (REMOTE, SECTION 01) MODULE 01 MEETING 01
  2. AGENDA INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY / MODULE 01 / MEETING 01

    1. Front Matter 2. Making Sense of Change 3. Three Parables 4. About the Course 5. What is Sociology? 6. Back Matter
  3. 1 FRONT MATTER

  4. Chapter 1 from A Sociology Experiment should be completed for

    Thursday. 1. FRONT MATTER ANNOUNCEMENTS We’ll start every class with “Front Matter” - goal is to share what we are covering, what due dates are coming up, and any announcements. Student Info Sheet due by Thursday - available via Blackboard!
  5. ABOUT CHRIS 1. FRONT MATTER

  6. MISSED THE FIRST SIGN-IN? 1. FRONT MATTER

  7. MAKING SENSE OF CHANGE 2

  8. HE NOT BUSY BEING BORN IS BUSY DYING Bob Dylan

    “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” (1965)
  9. None
  10. THE 1950S AS “UTOPIA”

  11. THE 1950S AS “UTOPIA”

  12. THE 1950S AS “UTOPIA” NORMAN ROCKWELL, “SAYING GRACE” (1951)

  13. “THE PROBLEM WE ALL LIVE WITH” RUBY BRIDGES ESCORT, NORMAN

    ROCKWELL (1964)
  14. “THE PROBLEM WE ALL LIVE WITH”

  15. LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL (1955) MONEY, MS

  16. BUS BOYCOTT (1955-56) MONTOGMERY, AL

  17. SCHOOL DESEGREGATION (1957) ELIZABETH ECKFORD (LITTLE ROCK, AR)

  18. LOVINGS ARRESTED (1958) CENTRAL POINT, VA

  19. CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS (1962)

  20. BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN (1963)

  21. KENNEDY’S ASSAINATION (1963)

  22. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (1964)

  23. GOLDWATER CAMPAIGN (1964)

  24. DEEPENING INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM 23,310 American advisors in country in

    Jan ‘65
  25. MALCOM X ASSASSINATED (FEB ’65)

  26. SELMA MARCH (MAR 7, ’65)

  27. SELMA MARCH (MAR 9 & 21, ’65)

  28. DEEPENING INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM First U.S. Marine combat troops arrive

    Mar/Apr ‘65
  29. VOTING RIGHTS ACT (AUG ’65)

  30. WATTS RIOTS (AUG ’65)

  31. WATTS RIOTS (AUG ’65)

  32. DEEPENING INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM 184,314 American soldiers in country in

    Dec ‘65
  33. DEEPENING INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM 184,314 American soldiers in country in

    Dec ‘65
  34. Jimmy Carter Convention Speech (1976) I HAVE NEVER HAD MORE

    FAITH IN AMERICA THAN I DO TODAY. WE HAVE AN AMERICA THAT, IN BOB DYLAN'S PHRASE, IS BUSY BEING BORN, NOT BUSY DYING. WE CAN HAVE AN AMERICA THAT HAS RECONCILED ITS ECONOMIC NEEDS WITH ITS DESIRE FOR AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WE CAN PASS ON WITH PRIDE TO THE NEXT GENERATION.
  35. Jimmy Carter Convention Speech (1976) I HAVE NEVER HAD MORE

    FAITH IN AMERICA THAN I DO TODAY. WE HAVE AN AMERICA THAT, IN BOB DYLAN'S PHRASE, IS BUSY BEING BORN, NOT BUSY DYING. WE CAN HAVE AN AMERICA THAT HAS RECONCILED ITS ECONOMIC NEEDS WITH ITS DESIRE FOR AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WE CAN PASS ON WITH PRIDE TO THE NEXT GENERATION.
  36. THREE PARABLES 3

  37. HEALTH CARE SPENDING a

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  43. QUESTION Why might it be that we spend more on

    health care than any other developed country but lag far behind on key metrics? ?
  44. LEAD POISONING b

  45. 3. THREE PARABLES EFFECTS OF LEAD POISONING

  46. 5% of children in Flint, MI have elevated blood lead

    levels. On average, the average number of children in Missouri with elevated blood lead levels is 5%.
  47. LEAD IN HOMES 3. THREE PARABLES 15% of children in

    St. Joseph, MO during the 2010-2015 period had elevated blood lead levels
  48. SLU’s North Campus SLU’s South Campus

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  51. QUESTION What factors might contribute to the variation in lead

    poisoning rates we see? ?
  52. THE STROKE BELT c

  53. 3. THREE PARABLES THE STROKE BELT A seven to eleven

    state area with significantly elevated risk of stroke mortality.
  54. Red states are
 “stroke belt” states

  55. Red states are
 “stroke belt” states

  56. Red states are
 “stroke belt” states Gray counties do not

    
 have sufficient data Stroke belt risk sits on top of African Americans’ already ~50% greater risk for stroke.
  57. QUESTION What do you think it is about these particular

    states and their populations that causes such a high concentration of stroke incidence? ?
  58. KEY TERM A health disparity occurs when a particular health

    outcome is seen to a greater or lesser extent in population groups. Source: Healthy People 2020
  59. Jimmy Carter Convention Speech (1976) I HAVE NEVER HAD MORE

    FAITH IN AMERICA THAN I DO TODAY. WE HAVE AN AMERICA THAT, IN BOB DYLAN'S PHRASE, IS BUSY BEING BORN, NOT BUSY DYING. WE CAN HAVE AN AMERICA THAT HAS RECONCILED ITS ECONOMIC NEEDS WITH ITS DESIRE FOR AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WE CAN PASS ON WITH PRIDE TO THE NEXT GENERATION.
  60. ABOUT THE COURSE 4

  61. COURSE GOAL Introduce major sociological theories, concepts, and areas of

    focus, and illustrate them with examples from the sociology of health and medicine.
  62. WEBSITE 4. ABOUT THE COURSE https://slu-soc1120.github.io/

  63. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE WEBSITE https://slu-soc1120.github.io/

  64. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE BLACKBOARD Course announcements, assignments, slides, and

    notes
  65. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE SYLLABUS https://slu-soc1120.github.io/syllabus-alt/

  66. SYLLABUS 4. ABOUT THE COURSE https://slu-soc1120.github.io/syllabus-alt/

  67. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE CALENDLY https://calendly.com/chris-prener

  68. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE CALENDLY https://calendly.com/chris-prener

  69. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE WEBSITE https://slu-soc1120.github.io/

  70. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE WEBSITE https://slu-soc1120.github.io/

  71. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE BOOKS You do have to buy

    this, but chapters are $1.
  72. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE BOOKS You don’t have to buy

    them, just get them for the semester!
  73. 4. ABOUT THE COURSE ASSIGNMENTS Assignment Points Qty Total Participation

    90 pts Theory Isn’t Dead 20 pts x4 80 pts Sociological Experiences 20 pts x4 80 pts QHQ Papers 75 pts x3 150 pts Non-Cumulative Quizzes 50 pts x3 150 pts Final Project 75 pts x1 75 pts Total x15 625 pts
  74. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? 5

  75. SOCIOLOGY IS A SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINE 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?

    Natural Sciences Humanities Social Sciences
  76. 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? SOCIOLOGY IS A SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINE

    Sociology Geography Economics Political Science Anthropology Psychology History
  77. 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? PSYCHOLOGY IS TO INDIVIDUAL ORDER AND

    DISORDER…
  78. 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? …AS SOCIOLOGY IS TO GROUP ORDER

    AND DISORDER
  79. 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS C. Wright Mills

    argued in The Sociological Imagination that individual troubles and societal issues are intimately related. Our “sociological imagination” is our ability to recognize these patterns.
  80. C. Wright Mills The Sociological Imagination (1959) NEITHER THE LIFE

    OF AN INDIVIDUAL NOR THE HISTORY OF A SOCIETY CAN BE UNDERSTOOD WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING BOTH.
  81. Margaret Thatcher Interview with Women’s Own (1987) …THERE IS NO

    SUCH THING AS SOCIETY. THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL MEN AND WOMEN, AND THERE ARE FAMILIES.
  82. PRAXIS (THEORY ➜ APPLICATION) 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? KARL MARX

  83. PRAXIS (THEORY ➜ APPLICATION) 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? ANTONIO GRAMSCI

  84. PRAXIS (THEORY ➜ METHOD) 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? DURKHEIM MARX

    DU BOIS
  85. PRAXIS (THEORY ➜ METHOD) 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? BOURDIEU FOUCAULT

    COLLINS
  86. THE FUNCTION OF SOCIOLOGY, AS OF EVERY SCIENCE, IS TO

    REVEAL THAT WHICH IS HIDDEN. Pierre Bourdieu On Television (1996)
  87. Interview with Vogue (2016) Anthony Bourdain LIFE IS COMPLICATED. IT’S

    FILLED WITH NUANCE. IT’S UNSATISFYING... IF I BELIEVE IN ANYTHING, IT IS DOUBT. THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL LIFE’S PROBLEMS IS LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE FUCKING ANSWER.
  88. SO, SOCIOLOGY IS… 1. A social science that… 2. …studies

    group (and society) level order and disorder. 3. We use theory to help us develop hypotheses that are then tested empirically through research. 4. Our research is aimed at “revealing that which is hidden”… 5. …which means we are critical, we question assumptions, and we do not shy away from complex explanations. 5. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
  89. 6 BACK MATTER

  90. AGENDA REVIEW 6. BACK MATTER 2. Making Sense of Change

    3. Three Parables 4. About the Course 5. What is Sociology?
  91. Student Info Sheet due by Thursday! Chapter 1 from A

    Sociology Experiment should be completed for Thursday. REMINDERS 6. BACK MATTER Announcement Text 6. We’ll end every class with “Back Matter” - goal is to review what we covered, what due dates are coming up, and any announcements. Honors students please, stick around!
  92. MISSED THE FIRST SIGN-IN? 6. BACK MATTER