Spring 2007 Syllabi


Professor Course Number Course Name
Cunningham SOC 1a Order and Change in Society PDF
Hayim USEM 5b Conceptions of the "Good Life" PDF
Shields SOC 89a Internships for Community Action and Social Change PDF
Evans SOC 104a Sociology of Education PDF
Hayim SOC 106a Issues in Law and Sociology PDF
Zincavage SOC 130a Families PDF
Kim SOC 138a Sociology of Gender and Race PDF
Fellman SOC 141a Marx and Freud PDF
Miller SOC 146a Mass Communication Theory PDF
Miller SOC 152a Urban Life and Culture PDF
Fellman SOC 157a Sociology of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation PDF
Cadge SOC 169b Issues in Sexuality PDF
Conrad SOC 176a Nature, Nature, and Public Policy PDF
Cunningham SOC 183a Evaluation of Evidence PDF
Shostak SOC 193a Environment, Health, and Society PDF
Shostak SOC 203b Field Methods PDF
Sirianni SOC 214a Community Empowerment and Civic Democracy in the Contemporary United States: Theory, Practice and Policy PDF


Books for Courses


Sociology 1a Order and Change in Society
Cunningham, David

  1. Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Ev (Anchor, 1999) ISBN:0385094027
  2. Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point (Back Bay Books, 2002) ISBN:0316346624
  3. Eric Klinenberg, Heat Wave (Chicago, 2003) ISBN:0226443221
  4. Peter Bearman, Doormen (Chicago, 2005) ISBN:0226039706

Sociology 89a Internships for Community Action and Social Change
Shields, Thomas

  1. Required readings will be available on WebCT
  2. Frederick Sweitzer, Mary King The Successful Internship (2. Ed.) ISBN:0534558798 Recommended

Sociology 104a Sociology of Education
Evans, Michael Pier

  1. Dan Lortie, Schoolteacher (University of Chicago Press) ISBN:0226493539
  2. Ron Suskind, A Hope in the Unseen (Broadway Books) ISBN:076790126
  3. Meredith Maran, Class Dismissed (St. Martin's Press) ISBN:0312283091

Sociology 106a Issues in Law and Society
Hayim, Gila J.

  1. Albert R. Roberts, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (2nd Ed.) (Sage, 2003) 0761926860
  2. Akers Ronald, Criminological Theories. Introduction Evaluation and Application (4th Ed.) (Roxbury, 2004) ISBN:1931719063
  3. Messner Steven, Crime and the American Dream (4th Ed.) (Wadsworth, 2006) 0534619584
  4. J. Austin, Irwin John, It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge (4th Ed.) (Wadsworth, 2005) ISBN:0534615961

Sociology 130a Families
Zincavage, Rebekah M.

  1. Karen V. Hansen, Anita I. Garey Families in the U.S: Kinship and Domestic Politics (Temple University Press, 1998) ISBN:1566395909
  2. Arlie R. Hochschild, Anne MachungThe Second Shift (Penguin Books, 2003) ISBN:0142002925
  3. Annette Lareau, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life (University of California Press, 2003) ISBN:0520239504
  4. Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (Basic books, 2000) ISBN:0465090974

Sociology 138a Sociology of Gender and Race
Kim, Nadia

  1. Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (2nd Ed.) (Routledge, 2000) ISBN:0415924847
  2. Yen Espiritu, Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996) ISBN:0803972547
  3. Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy (Owl Books, 2004) ISBN:0805075097
  4. Ruth Frankenberg, White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness (University of Minnesota Press, 1993) ISBN:0816622582

Sociology 141a Marx and Freud
Fellman, Gordon A.

  1. Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents (W. W. Norton Company, 1989) ISBN:0393301583
  2. Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1989) ISBN:0871401185
  3. Jean Baker Miller, Toward a New Psychology of Women (Beacon Press, 1987) ISBN:0807029092
  4. David R. Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness (Verso Press, 2003) ISBN:9781844671459
  5. R.C. Tucker, The Marx-Engels Reader (W. W. Norton Company, 1978) ISBN:039309040X

Sociology 146a Mass Communication Theory
Miller, Laura J.

  1. Todd Gitlin, Inside Prime Time (University of California Press, 2000) ISBN:9780520217850
  2. John Fiske, Television Culture: Popular Pleasure and Politics (Routledge, 1988) ISBN:9780415039345

Sociology 152a Urban Life and Culture
Miller, Laura J.

  1. Alex Stepick, Max J. Castro, Marvin Dunn and Guillermo Grenier, This Land Is Our Land: Immigrants and Power in Miami (University of California Press, 2003) ISBN:9780520233980
  2. Jonathan Kozol, Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America (Crown, 2006) ISBN:9780307345899
  3. Richard Lloyd, Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City (Routledge, 2006) ISBN:9780415951821
  4. Douglas Frantz, Catherine Collins, Celebration U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New Town (Henry Holt, 1999) ISBN:9780805055610

Sociology 157a Sociology of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation
Fellman, Gordon A.

  1. Gordon Fellman, Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival (S. U. N. Press, 1998) ISBN:0791437841
  2. James L. Gelvin, The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (Cambridge University Press, 2005) ISBN:0521618045
  3. Daphna Golan-Agnon, Next Year in Jerusalem (The New Press, 2002) ISBN:-
  4. Jimmy Carter, Palestine, Peace not Apartheid (Simon & Schuster, ) ISBN:9780743285025
  5. Rashid Khalidi, The Iron Cadge: The Story of Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (Beacon Press, ) ISBN:9780807003084
  6. Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities & Suffering (Polity Press-U.S, ) ISBN:9780745623924
  7. Schlomo Ben Ami, Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Arab Israeli Tragedy (Oxford University Press, ) ISBN:780195325427

Sociology 169b Issues in Sexuality
Cadge, Wendy

  1. John D'Emilio, Estelle Freedman, Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America (NY Harper and Row, 1997) ISBN:0226142647
  2. Arlene Stein, The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle Over Sex, Faith... (Beacon Press, 2001) ISBN:0807079529
  3. Laura Carpenter, Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences (NYU Press, 2005) ISBN:0814716539

Sociology 176a Nature, Nature, and Public Policy
Conrad, Peter

  1. Joseph Alper et al, The Double-Edged Helix (Johns Hopkins University Press) ISBN:0801879264
  2. Lee Silver, Remaking Eden (Avon Books) ISBN:0380792435
  3. Kieth Wailoo, Stephan Pemberton, The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press) ISBN:0801883261
  4. Michael Rutter, Genes and Behaviour... (Blackwell Publishing) ISBN:1405110619
  5. Anne Fausto Sterling, Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men (Basic Books) ISBN:0465047920
  6. Diane B. Paul, Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to Present (Humanity Books) ISBN:1573923435
  7. Stephen Jay Gould, Mismeasure of Man (W. W. Norton Company) ISBN:0393314251

Sociology 183a Evaluation of Evidence
Cunningham, David

  1. Singleton & Straits, Approaches to Social Research, (Oxford, 2004) ISBN:0195147944
  2. Andy Field, Discovering Statistics Using S, (Sage, 2005) ISBN:0761944524
  3. Charles Ragin, Comparative Method, (California, 1989) ISBN:0520066189

Sociology 193a Environment, Health, and Society
Shostak, Sara

  1. Kroll-Smith, Brown P., V. J. Gunter, Illness & the Environment: A Reader in Contested Medicine (New York University Press) ISBN:0814747299
  2. Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream (Vintage Books, ) ISBN:0375700994
  3. Markowitz G., Rosner D., Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (University of California Press) ISBN:0520240634
  4. Casper M.J., Synthetic Planet: Chemical Politics & the Hazards of Modern Life (Routledge Taylor & Francis Books Inc.) ISBN:0415933552
  5. Michelle Murphy, Sick Building Syndrome & the Problem of Uncertainty(Duke University Press, ) ISBN:0922336715
  6. Jason Corburn, Street Science: Community Knowledge & Environmental Health Justice (MIT Press, ) ISBN:0262532727
  7. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (20th Anniversary Ed.) (Mariner Books) ISBN:0618249060

Sociology 203b Field Methods
Shostak, Sara

  1. Anselm Strauss, Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists (Cambridge University Press, 1987) ISBN:0521338069
  2. Andrew Abbott, Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences (W.W. Norton and Company, 2004) ISBN:0393978141
  3. Adele Clarke, Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Postmodern Turn (Sage Publications, 2005) ISBN:0761930558 (Recommended)
  4. Kathy Charmaz, Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis (Sage Publications, ) ISBN:0761973532
  5. Gubrium J.F., Hoistein J.A., Handbook of Interview Research: Context & Method (Sage Publications, 2002) ISBN:0761919511 (Recommended)
  6. Thomas Schwandt, Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2nd Ed.) (Sage Publications, 2001) ISBN:0761921664 (Recommended)
  7. Anselm Strauss, Juliet Corbin, Basics of Qualitative Research: Grounded Theory Procedures & Techniques (Sage Publications, 1990) ISBN:0803932510 (Recommended)
  8. Robert Emerson, Contemporary Field Research: Perspectives and Formulations(University of Chicago Press, 2001) ISBN:1577661850
  9. Howard Becker, Writing for Social Scientists(University of Chicago Press, 1986) ISBN:0226041085
  10. Robert Emerson, Fretz M., Rachel I., Shaw, Linda L., Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (University of Chicago Press, ) ISBN:0226206815
  11. Robert Stuart Weiss, Learning From Strangers(Free University Press, 1995) ISBN:0684823128
  12. Michael Burawoy, Ethnography Unbound: Power & Resistance in the Modern Metropolis(University of California Press, 1991) ISBN:0520073223 (Recommended)
  13. L. Weiss, Fine M., Speed-bumps: A Student Friendly Guide to Qualitative Research(Teachers College Press, 2000) ISBN:0807739669 (Recommended)
  14. M. Hammersley, P. Atkinson, Ethnography: Principles in practice (2nd Ed.) (Routledge, 1995) ISBN:0415086641 (Recommended)

Sociology 214a Community Empowerment and Civic Democracy in...
Carmen, Sirianni

  1. Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon and Schuster, 2000) ISBN:0743203046
  2. Mark R. Warren, Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2001) ISBN:0691074321
  3. Richard Wood, Faith in Action: Religion, Race and Democratic Organizing in America (University of Chicago Press, 2002) ISBN:0226905969
  4. Dennis Shirley, Community Organizing for Urban School Reform (University of Texas Press, 1997) ISBN:0292777191
  5. Archon Fung, Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2004) ISBN:0691126081
  6. Jason Corburn, Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice (MIT Press, 2005) ISBN:0262532727
  7. William Shutkin, The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2000) ISBN:0262692708
  8. Edward Weber, Bringing Society Back In: Grassroots Ecosystem Management Accountability, and Sustainable Communities (MIT Press, 2003) ISBN:0262731517
  9. Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, Jason Stephens Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility (Jossey Bass, 2003) ISBN:0787965154