Monday, August 29, 2011

Schedule August 29-September 2

Monday, August 29

1.  The Sociology of Max Weber
2.  Consequentialism and Deontology

HW.  Read Chapter 1 in Understanding Sociology
Optional:  Chapter 1 Reading Guide.  Due on Friday, if you chose to do it

Tuesday, August 30

1. Libertarianism and Robert Nozick
2. Sociology of Emile Durkheim, Part 1

Wednesday, August 31

1. Sociology of Emile Durkheim, Part 2
2.  Nietzsche

Thursday, September 1

1.  Sigmund Freud
2.  Carl Jung

Optional Reading Guide for Chapter 1 due tomorrow.

Friday, September 2

1. David Foster Wallace
2. Putting it all together:  The Theories of Sociology

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SCHEDULE August 23-August 26

Tuesday, August 23

1. Intro to Course/ Course objectives
2. Lecture: What is Sociology?

Homework, Read “The Promise” by C. Wright Mills. Be prepared to take a quiz over the reading tomorrow

Wednesday, August 24

1. Quiz, “The Promise”
2. Discuss the reading
3. Discussion: “The Big Questions”

Thursday, August 25

1. Introduction to Clifford Geertz
2. Thick description and cultural interpretation

Friday, August 26

1.  Introduction to Karl Marx
2. Visions of the Good Life (Vegas?)  Part 1

Welcome to iCAT!

Welcome to Integrated Contemporary American Texts.  This class is taught by Mr. Janu and Mr. Miks and is a unique class that combines history, philosophy, sociology, literature and popular culture.  A senior-only course, this class was designed to get you to think and be prepared for college.  Welcome.  We are glad you are here.