May 5, 2005

Grades Submitted

Your grades have been submitted, look for your papers on campus starting monday mid morning.

Once again your presentations were great!

Have a great summer and I wish you all the best !

Posted by coph0004 at 9:19 AM | Of Interest...

April 23, 2005

Paper Requirements

Here are the documents used in class on Thursday for our peer review.

You need to include the Author Sheet, and 2 Peer Reviews from fellow students. In addition, you must submit all of your journal entries (even the ones already graded).

Author Sheet

Peer Reviews

Tips for Peer Review

In addition, if you're wondering about how to correctly cite sources in your paper, here are two links that will help:

From the Calstate library American Sociological Association Style Guide

From Purdue University, the Online Writing Lab - OWL (very helpful for all sorts of writing)

Posted by coph0004 at 7:22 AM | Final Paper

April 8, 2005

Last Journal Entry

April 11 is your the due date for your last journal entry, you are emailing these to me. This journal entry is to cover your post-site reflections and discuss social change.
This journal entry should be more than 2 pages.

Post-site reflection:
Reflect back on your initial expectations, have your ideas changed, why/not? How do you think you came to have those initial ideas, and why did they stay the same or change?

Social Change: (you may find Chapter 14 useful, so take a peek)
What is your organization doing to change or alter the perception, or treatment of the clients they serve (this may be subtle)?
What do the organization, staff and volunteers hope to accomplish? If they are not seeking change, why?
What are the clients doing to promote change? What do you notice about language, behavior, etc?

What suggestions would you offer to the organization to further their mission? This last question directly relates to the content of your in class presentations, so use the journal as a mechanism to explore your ideas.

Posted by coph0004 at 3:09 PM | Reflective Journal

February 24, 2005

Girl Culture

There is a provocative exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Photography now through March 27. Tonight the photographer, Lauren Greenfield will be speaking at the Univeristy of Minnesota, Ted Mann theater at 7pm. Both the talk and the exhibit are free.

Check out the MCP webpage: Minnesota Center for Photography

Lauren's page: Lauren Greenfield

Want a glimpse of Girl Culture: Girl Culture

If you've seen it, feel free to post a comment.

Posted by coph0004 at 8:29 AM | Of Interest...

February 23, 2005

Conference at Metropolitan State

What do Metro-area citizens think about the quality of our public institutions and public officials? This is related to programs such as service learning, and why its important.

Interested? Well there's a conference at Metropolitan State University entitled Uncommon Ground? Metropolitan Perspectives on the Public Good next week where this and many other issues will be discussed.

Take a look at the flyer Metropolitan Perspectives

Posted by coph0004 at 2:43 PM | Service Learning

February 15, 2005

Site Placements

We are approaching our 6th week, if you have not contacted a service organization or if your original site is not working out for you please try one of the following community partners.

Continue reading "Site Placements"

Posted by coph0004 at 1:07 PM | Service Learning

February 11, 2005


Greetings & Welcome to the website/blog for Sociology 101, Introduction to Sociology. This website is intended to provide you with easy access to class materials and announcements, and to facilitate class communication.

Here is a brief description of the class:
In this course, we will learn the fundamental concepts and ideas used in sociology and importantly, apply this knowledge through investigations of social behavior such as: personal face-to-face interactions, organizations, culture, inequality, and family. In particular, your service-learning site provides one source for our scholarly inquiry. There will be ample opportunities for students to engage in active and independent learning through various cooperative learning activities, such as group discussions, and interactive critique and feedback.

Posted by coph0004 at 11:23 AM