|I would like to welcome you to the study of sociology and this simple on-line study aid.
In this reading intensive course, I will attempt to introduce you to some of the many ways sociologists investigate, understand, and explain social interaction and social conflict.
This will include a study & discussion of some of the major sociological theories and an introduction to many of the terms and categories of thought used by sociologists.
My hope is to help you develop and/or improve your critical reasoning skills that will allow you to reflect on how 'society' informs your behavior and how we as individuals help shape, change, and transmit 'society.'
As for email, I check my email every evening.
In the event that you experience difficulty in this class, please email me for an appointment and we will discuss your problem.
In other words, do not contact me at the end of semester and tell me that you are having a problem with the course.
At that point, it's too late.
My goal is to help you learn and I can't help you if you don't tell me what you don't understand.
Make sure when you send me an email, you address the Subject as 'SOC-100 & last name,' for example 'SOC-100 Smith'.
Addressing the Subject correctly will give your message a very good chance getting past my ferocious junk mail filter.