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California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Created: June 17, 2004
Latest Update: July 27, 2004
This file is designed to aid you in selecting readings to discuss, as our classes will consist mostly of discussion. You will learn more if you refer to these templates before the discussion. And they provide examples for readings and topics that you choose on your own. Off the wall comments that indicate that you have done little or no reading on the topic are not a good way to show off your learning. For example, if our discussion is on "forgiveness," a comment such as "I think people should forgive each other." doesn't add much to what we call a "deep learning" discussion. But a comment on the problems presented by "easy forgiveness" and a a reference to Bonhoffer would add quite a lot to a "deep learning" discussion.
Don't forget that asking questions is a good way to contribute. Our discussions are a good place to clarify concepts, make sense of what wasn't clear in the lectures or in the texts. Again, if you ask lots of questions that indicate that you haven't prepared for the discussion, like "Who's was Bonhoffer?" that's not a good way of encouraging others to help you with your learning. Our work is collaborative by choice. People will help you. But not if you don't help yourself, at least a little.
= Scheduled for presentation with one presenter.
= Has been scheduled by a second presenter. Good choice for beginners in the Naked Space project.
= Includes template, and available to presenters.
- Full range, according to what you focus on in sharing
- Beginning, could manage without special prerequisite learning
- Intermediate, necessitates familiarity with several key concepts
- Advanced, will require some grasp of advanced concepts
- jeanne, and Available: Passage from Unruly Women Excerpt. Conceptual Linkings. Discussion Questions.
Included in Reading Session 1.
- Available, Full range of difficulty:. Effects of Night Work Contexts article: "the economy that never sleeps", discussing the effects of non-standard work hours, like nights and weekends, and their effect on our lives and the lives of those who work those hours. Tentatively included in Reading Session 1.
- Pat: Passage on Rosemary Ruether and religion. Rosemary Ruether
- Available: Poverty and Incarceration: Practice search in criminal justice. For those who would like to learn to find substantive material on the Internet, this is a walk-through search. Different format from other Shared Readings, but acceptable.
- Available: Collaboration in the Academy Harvard Provost's grant for student collaborative work. Includes sample template with conceptual linkings to all classes.
- Available: Redefining Justice with Restorative Justice Includes sample template with conceptual linkings to all classes.
- Available: Debriefing "Freeing the Feminine Other" A Dialog between Michael Griffin and jeanne. Includes sample template with conceptual linkings to all classes.
- Expressing Terror through Art
- Available: Opening the Canon: An Unrestricted Curriculum
- Available: The Up Side of Outsourcing
- Available: The Convicted/Unconvicted Felon as Other
- Available: Relative Deprivation: It's All Relative in My Metanarrative
- Available: Data Archives on Religion
- Available: Instructions on Assignments, Mentoring, and Tutoring for Discouse Classes
- Available: Knowledge Precedes Decision-Making. Polisci:Tech assessment effort stalls Congress saves $20 million and decides without data.
- Available: Sneaky Strokes, "Good Dogs,' and Compliments
- Available: Christian-Hebraic Theology: Unicorns or Grace?
- Available: Apocalyptic Thought
- Available: Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative Important to the following of factua information for the Presidential Election.
- Available: The Tipping Proportion in Dominant Discourse How the paradigmatic shift of opinion occurs in dominant discourse, and how the Democrats and Republicans will be handling that through the elections.
- Available: America Defining Itself Start of a shared reading from Karst, one of texts for graduate women in poverty
- Available: Photo Poem: Howie Feeds Me Beautifully done set of photos, collected as one would lines in a poem. Important as we consider ways to incorporate the visual into our social theory.
- Available: Standards of Professionalism: Is It Art Addresses standards of credentialing, including grading, when measures are nebulous.
- Available: Campesinos by Francisco Zuniga Paintings by artists like mexican artist Zuniga bring us the flavor of another culture, not dressed up for tourism, but real. We learn to read such paintings as part of our global cultural heritage.
- Available: Math Phobia and the Curriculum On how to use abstracts and on math phobia.
- Art as Expression The difference in expression that follows from different schools of painting, and our ability to incorporate such effects in our own artistic expression.
- Information and Decision-Making Bolman and Deal
- Naked Space as a Restorative Practice Circle in Education
- white denial School Shootings and White Denial, by Tim Wise. Backup
- American Sociology Association Report on the the State of Sociology Lots of tables for you to read, so you'll be in practice by Fall.
- Money Available at Various Schools for Ph.D. programs. Tells you a little about how much money is available for graduate study and where. But minimal detail. Note identification of data sources.
- Employment Record for Ph.D. Sociologists through 2001 Tells you that we're doing better than other social scientist groups, neck and neck with psychology. But you need to know a lot more about what jobs these are.
- Notice that the ASA offers you a paragraph of interpretation with each Table. But I don't think this helps a lot with career planning. What questions would you like to ask? What data would you like to see? Would you like to offer this as a Shared Reading Session project?
- Evaluating the Worth of a Source And how that matters to us.
- Outsourcing of professional, technology jobs
- Sports as Expression: Cycling and the Tour de France
- Department of Sociology, Fullerton Link on Undergraduate concentrations. The sociology track in management has disappeared since August 17, 2002. Could we explain that? Do you think that is true of other departments of sociology? What would that mean to your job search? career opportunities? May I suggest such a search for a shared reading project?