SOCI 1301 Unit 1


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Unit 1: What is Sociology?



A.  Read the following selections from the Margin Notes by clicking on each linkHELP MESSAGE.


B.  Watch this presentation. When you click on the link below, a new screen will pop up. Use the scrollbar on the side of the new screen to navigate. You need Adobe Reader to view PDF files.

[Each may take a few minutes to download. If a presentation looks a little fuzzy, refresh it once or twice and it will sharpen.]

The Sociological Perspective Part I

The Sociological Perspective Part II


C.  (Optional) Read the following chapters from the textbook.

Chapters 01 - 02


D.  The following Optional Links are not required. Some are just for fun and some are designed to help you do better in your course.


E.  Test EmailTo Do Note

Send a test email as described in the 1st announcement on the Online Courses page. You need to make sure you know what you're doing before you have to send your first assignment. Successfully sending your test email is a course requirement. Your course schedule gives you the date by which I prefer you send it. If you must send it late, I will accept it without penalty but I will not accept any assignments or questions about the course from you until you successfully send your test email.




Study Guides, Strategies and Search Sites

Read Irving Hexham's The Plague of Plagiarism if you are uncertain what constitutes plagiarism.

How to Spell

Five-Step Search Strategy

Sharpen Your Search Skills

Search Engine Resources

From Google: Better Search Results

Google and Beyond

Getting the Most from Google

Beyond Google: Other Good Search Engines

Web Evaluation Questions

Recommended Search Engines

What Makes a Search Engine Good?

Meta-Search Engines

Invisible or Deep Web: What It Is, How to Find It and Its Inherent Ambiguity

Recommended Subject Directories

Learn How to Do Boolean Searches in One Minute Flat

Study Guides and Strategies

For more general reference sites, see also the Student Tools page (See especially, the Table of References on that page.) or the E-Links pages.


Free Resources to Help You with the SLOs

The Importance of Interpersonal Skills

Communication Skills

Barriers to Effective Listening

Learning Guide: The Unbiased Mind: Obstacles to Clear Thinking (PDF)

16 Characteristics of Critical Thinkers

Critical Thinking: Where to Begin

Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving


Video: How to Study Effectively for School or College [Top 6 Science-Based Study Skills] (8:27)

Video: What Did They Say? (SchoolCo, 7:22)

Video: What Was the Point? (SchoolCo, 7:03)

Video: Does This Make Sense? (SchoolCo, 8:43)

What Is Media Literacy?

Video: Introduction to Media Literacy: Crash Course Media Literacy #1



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Last updated:   06/01/2024 0830

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