Unit Category: Intro to Sociology

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Intro to Sociology course (Urban Christians)

Unit 1: Introduction to Module 4 (Sociology)

Introduction to Sociology | Module 4  | Unit 1 Introduction Objective: To introduce yourself to the material and resources for this Module and to download or locate essential resources Est. Time: 20 minutes Estimated Time for Completion Of Module NUMBER (all videos, readings, and Action Steps) of Module One: xxxx Unit 1 — 20 minutes Unit 2 — 20 minutes Unit 3 — 8 hours Step-by-Step Watch the video (3:00) OR Listen to the audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m4u1.mp3 Action Step Introduction to Sociology | Module 4 | Unit 1 — ACTION STEP — Instructions: Print out the PDF entitled “Identifying Categories” in the section below the […]

Unit 2: A Quick Introduction to Land-Use Analysis

Introduction to Sociology | Module 4 | Unit 2 Introduction: Objective: To practice asking the basic preliminary  questions of Land-Use Analysis: What do you see? What are the Resources and What are the Needs? Est. Time: 20 minutes Step-by-Step Watch the video (10:00) OR Listen to the audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m4u2.mp3 Action Step Introduction to Sociology | Module 4 | Unit 2 — ACTION STEP — Instructions: See if you can quickly jot down—without looking— the SEVEN categories used in Land-Use Analysis! Action Step Available Downloads: Audio File of M4U2: A Quick Introduction to Land-Use Analysis (right-click to download) Transcript of M4U2: (tbd)

Unit 3: Camera Walk & Photo-Map Assignment

Introduction to Sociology | Module 4 | Unit 3 Introduction: Objective: To practice a preliminary Land-Use analysis of a 21st-century metro-urban context Est. Time: 8 hours A PDF of the Text & Action Step for this Unit Step-by-Step Preliminary: This Unit is a MAJOR Course Assignment. Please read through the Instructions and be ready to discuss the assignment instructions during our Zoom Conference on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.. DO NOT START THE ASSIGNMENT! You may “Mark Complete” after you have done the following: Downloaded the Assignment Instructions here: Photo Map Urban Study (pdf) Read the Instructions carefully, twice. Jot down some […]

Unit 4: Putting It All Together

Introduction to Sociology | Module 3 | Unit 4 Introduction Objective: To narrate a brief story of how a character of your own creation has been “entangled” by involvement in an Association, an Institution, or both Est. Time: 1 hour Step-by-Step Watch the video (4:24) Putting It All Together from Virginia Wiles on Vimeo. OR Listen to the audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m3u4.mp3 Action Step Introduction to Sociology | Module 3 | Unit 4 — ACTION STEP — Instructions: Freewrite for 3-5 minutes on each of the following prompts about the character you created in the earlier Units of this Module. My character’s earliest experience with a […]

Unit 2: Individuals

Introduction to Sociology | Module 3 | Unit 2 Introduction: Objective: To identify your own individuality, as well as the associations and institutions in your life, and to reflect on how each of these realities affects the others, through action steps and freewriting Est. Time: 45 minutes Step-by-Step Watch the video (6:15) OR Listen to the audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m3u2.mp3 Action Step Introduction to Sociology | Module 3 | Unit 2 — ACTION STEP — Instructions: Fill out Part A of the “Self-Study” Fill out Part A of the “Character Study” Action Step Available Downloads: Audio File of M3U2: Individuals (right-click to download) Transcript of M3U2: […]

Unit 1: Introduction to Module 3 (Sociology)

Introduction to Sociology | Module 3 | Unit 1: Introduction to Module 3 Introduction: Objective: To explore, in an introductory way, your own participation in cultures and sub-cultures, to introduce yourself to the material and resources for this Module, and to download or locate essential resources. Est. Time: 15 minutes Estimated Time for Completion Of Module THREE (all videos, readings, and Action Steps): 3 hours Unit 1 — 15 minutes Unit 2 — 45 minutes Unit 3 — 1 hour Unit 4 — 1 hour Step-by-Step Watch the video (2:22) Introduction to Module 3 from Virginia Wiles on Vimeo. OR Listen […]

Unit 7: Review of Module 2

Introduction to Sociology | Module 2 | Unit 7: Review of Module 2 Introduction Objective: To explore, through interviewing one or two people, the five “building blocks” of cultural engagement Est. Time: 2 hours (for interview and write-up) Step-by-Step Complete the Action Step Introduction to Sociology | Module 2 | Unit 7 — ACTION STEP — Instructions: Find at least one person outside of your immediate family to interview. Record the interview on your phone or other device. Use the Freewriting Prompts from the five previous units for an interview. There is a compilation of all those Prompts in the “Available Downloads” section […]

Unit 6: Nature

Introduction to Sociology | Module 1 | Unit 6: Nature Introduction Objective: To explore your own understanding of how Nature is relevant to understanding metro-urban communities. Est. Time: 15 minutes Step-by-Step Watch this Video   Or, Listen to the Audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m2u6.mp3 Action Step When you have completed this Action Step you have completed Unit 6. Be sure and “Mark Complete”! Introduction to Sociology | Module 1 | Unit 6 — ACTION STEP — Freewriting Prompt on Nature What is the relationship of Cities to Nature? Action Step Available Downloads: Audio of Nature video (right-click to download)

Unit 5: Celebration

Introduction to Sociology | Module 2 | Unit 5: Celebration Introduction Objective: To recall and anticipate your own ritual life in community and to reflect on its significance to the community Est. Time: 15 minutes Step-by-Step Watch this Video:   Or, Listen to this Audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m2u5.mp3 Action Step When you have done this Action Step you have completed this Unit. Don’t forget to “Mark Complete”! Introduction to Sociology | Module 2 | Unit 5 — ACTION STEP — Freewriting Prompt on Celebration Select one. Write for 5 minutes: What is your favorite memory of CELEBRATION (ritual)? What is your greatest disappointment regarding the lack or failure […]

Unit 4: Authority

Introduction to Sociology | Module 2 | Unit 4: Authority Introduction: Objective: To explore your own community’s (or personal) understanding of Authority–where it comes from, how is it legitimated, and when does it nurture or violate human well-being? Est. Time: 20 minutes Step-by-Step: Watch This Video: Or, Listen to this Audio: https://s3.amazonaws.com/intro-sociology/audio/sociology-m2u4.mp3 Action Step After you complete this Action Step, you have completed this Unit. Remember to “Mark Complete”! Introduction to Sociology | Module 2 | Unit 4 — ACTION STEP — Freewriting Prompts on Authority List five Authorities in your life. Select one of those authorities and do a 5-minute freewrite on why […]