Spring 2008 Syllabi

Professor Course Number Course Name
Thomas SOC 1a Order and Change in Society 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 Society PDF
Fellman SOC 112b Social Class and Social Change PDF
Fellman SOC 115a Masculinities PDF
Shostak SOC 117b Sociology of Science and Technology PDF
Cadge SOC 129a Sociology of Religion PDF
Zincavage SOC 130a Families PDF
Lovejoy SOC 137a Gender and the Life Course PDF
Kew SOC 147a Organizations and Social Change PDF
Miller SOC 148b The Sociology of Information PDF
Miller SOC 150b The Culture of Consumption PDF
Cunningham SOC 154a Community Structure and Youth Subcultures PDF
Conrad SOC 176a Nature, Nurture, and Public Policy PDF
Cadge SOC 181a Quantitative Methods of Social Inquiry PDF
Shostak SOC 193a Environment, Health, and Society PDF
Hansen SOC 206b Advanced Topics in Family Studies PDF
Cunningham SOC 209b Social Movements PDF
Shostak SOC 240a Approaches to Sociological Research PDF
Hayim USEM 5b Conceptions of the Good Life PDF

Books for Courses

Sociology 1a Order and Change in Society
Thomas, Hannah

  1. Sherman, Rachel, Class Actions, University of California Press, 2007 ISBN 978-0-520-24782-6
  2. Hochschild, Arlie, The Second Shift, Penguin, 2003 ISBN 0142002925
  3. Fried, Mindy, Taking Time, Temple University Press, 1998 ISBN 1-56639-647-6
  4. Shapiro, Tom, The Hidden Cost of Being African American, Oxford University Press, 2004 ISBN 019515147X
  5. Schor, Juliet, The Overspent American, Basic Books, 1998 ISBN 006097758-2
  6. Morris, Aldon, Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, Free Press, 1984 ISBN 002922130-7 pbk
  7. Wood, Richard, Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America, University of Chicago Press, 2002 ISBN 978-0-226-90596-9
  8. House, Freeman, Totem Salmon: Life Lessons from Another Species, Beacon Press, 1999 ISBN 9780807085493

Sociology 104a Sociology of Education
Evans, Michael Pier

  1. Dan Lortie, Schoolteacher, University of Chicago Press, 1975 ISBN:0226493539
  2. Ron Suskind, A Hope in the Unseen, Broadway Books, 1998 ISBN:076790126
  3. Meredith Maran, Class Dismissed, St. Martin's Press, 2000 ISBN:0312283091

Sociology 106a Issues in Law and Society
Hayim, Gila

  1. Messner, Crime and The American Dream, Fourth Edition (2007)
  2. Akers, Criminological Theories, Fourth Edition (2004)
  3. A.Roberts, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition (2003)

Sociology 112b Social Class and Social Change
Fellman, Gordon

  1. Berger, John, Ways of Seeing, Penguin
  2. Brennan, Teresa, Globalization and Its Terror, Routledge, 2003
  3. Domhoff, G. William, Who Rules America? Power, Politics, and Social Change
  4. Kohn, Alfie, No Contest, Houghton-Mifflin, 1992
  5. Loewen, James, Lies My Teacher Told Me, New Press/Norton, 1995
  6. Marx, Karl & Engels, Friedrich The Communist Manifesto, Harymarket Books, Chicago, 2005
  7. Perkins, John, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Berrett-Koehler, 2004
  8. Shiva, Vandana, Earth Democracy, South End Press, 2005

Sociology 115a Masculinities
Fellman, Gordon

  1. Ducat, Steven, The Wimp Factor, Boston: Beacon Press, 2004
  2. Robert, Jensen, Getting Off, South End Press, 2007
  3. Johnson, Allan, The Gender Knot, Temple University Press, 2005
  4. Kimmel, Michael, The History of Men, SUNY Press, 2005
  5. Kimmel, Michael and Michael Messner. Men's Lives, 6th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2003
  6. Pascoe, CJ, Dude, You're a Fag, U.Cal. Press, 2007?
  7. Walker, Rebecca. What Makes a Man. New York: Penguin, 2004

Sociology 117b Sociology of Science and Technology
Shostak, Sara

  1. Biagioli, Mario (Ed.), The Science Studies Reader, NY: Routledge, 1999
  2. Fleck, Ludwik, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1935] 1979
  3. Hess, David, Science Studies: An Advanced Introduction, NY: NYU Press, 1997
  4. Kuhn, Thomas, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Third Edition 2007
  5. Latour, Bruno and Steve Woolgar. Laboratory Life: The Social Construction of Scientific Facts Princeton: Princeton University Press, [1979]1987
  6. Lock, Margaret, Allan Young and Alberto Cambrosio (Eds.), Living and Working with the New Medical Technologies, Cambridge UK/NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Sociology 129a Sociology of Religion
Cadge, Wendy

  1. Ammermann, Nancy, Bible Believers: Fundamentalists in the Modern World, New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 1987 ISBN 081351231X
  2. Davidman, Lynn, Tradition in a Rootless World: Women Turn to Orthodox Judaism, Berkeley : University of California Press, 1991 ISBN 0520075455
  3. Erzen, Tanya, Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement, Berkeley : University of California Press, 2006 ISBN 0520245822
  4. Frederick, Marla F., Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith, Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003 ISBN 0520233948
  5. Levitt, Peggy, God Needs No Passport New York : The New Press, 2007 ISBN 9781595581693

Sociology 130a Families
Zincavage, Rebecca

  1. Coontz, Stephanie, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, The Perseus Books Group Basic Books, 2000 ISBN 0465090974
  2. Hansen, Karen & Garey, Anita Families in the U.S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics, Temple University Press, 1998 ISBN 1566395895
  3. Annette, Lareau Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, University of California Press, 2003 ISBN 0520239504
  4. Hochschild, Arlie R. & Machung, Anna, The Second Shift, Penguin Group (USA), 1989/2003 ISBN 0142002925

Sociology 137a Gender and the Life Course
Lovejoy, Meg

  1. Elder, Glen H., & Giele, Janet Z., Methods of Life Course Research, Sage Publications ISBN 9780761914365
  2. Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen, Emerging Adulthood, Oxford University Press ISBN 9780195309379
  3. The Personal Narratives Group, Joy Webster Barbre, Interpreting Women's Lives, Indiana University Press ISBN 9780253205018
  4. Dodson, Lisa, Don't Call Us Out of Name Beacon Press ISBN 9780807042090
  5. Shanahan, Michael J. & Macmillan, Ross, Biography and the Sociological Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies W.W. Norton&Company 2008 ISBN 9780393976083
  6. Hulbert, Kathleen, & Schuster, Diane, Women's Lives Through Time: Educated American Women Through the Twentieth Century , Jossey-Bass Publishers 1993 ISBN 9781555424978

Sociology 147a Organizations and Social Change
Kew, Kristin

  1. Diers, Jim, Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2004
  2. Shirley, Dennis, Community Organizing and Urban School Reform University of Texas Press, 1997
  3. Skogan, Wesley and Hartnett, Susan, Community Policing, Chicago Style Oxford University Press, 1998
  4. Colby, Anne, & Ehrlich, Thomas & Beaumont, Elizabeth, and Stephens, Jason, Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility Jossey Bass, 2003
  5. Fried, Mindy, Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture Temple University Press, 1998
  6. Hoerr, John, "We Can' Eat Prestige": The Women Who Organized Harvard Temple University Press, 1997

Sociology 148b The Sociology of Information
Miller, Laura

  1. McSherry, Corynne, Who Owns Academic Work? Battling for Control of Intellectual Property, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001 ISBN 9780674012431
  2. Roberts, Alasdair, Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006 ISBN 9780521858700

Sociology 150b The Culture of Consumption
Miller, Laura

  1. Leach, William, Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture, New York: Vintage Books, 1993 ISBN 9780679754114
  2. Nasaw, David, Going Out: The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999 [1993] ISBN 9780674356221

Sociology 154a Community Structure and Youth Subcultures
Cunningham, David

  1. Bissinger, HG, Friday Night Lights, Da Capo ISBN 0306809907
  2. Fricke, Jim & Charlie Ahearn, Yes Yes Y'all, Da Capo ISBN 978030681224
  3. LeBlanc, Lauraine, Pretty in Punk, Rutgers ISBN 0813526515

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

  1. Wailoo, Keith, Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Press ISBN 9780801883262
  2. Fausto-Sterling, Anne Myths of Gender (revised), Basic Books ISBN 9780465047925
  3. Paul, Diane, Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to Present, Prometheus Books ISBN 9781573923439
  4. Gould, Stephen J., The Mismeasure of Man Norton, W.W. & Company, Inc. ISBN 9780393314250
  5. Wells, Spencer, Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project National Geographic Society ISBN 9781426201189
  6. Silver, Lee M., Remaking Eden: Cleaning a Beyond in a Brave New World, Hearst Books/Perseus Dist. ISBN 9780380974948
  7. Baker, Catherine, Behavioral Genetics, AAAS and The Hastings Center ISBN 9780871686978

Sociology 181a Methods of Social Inquiry
Cadge, Wendy


  1. Babbie, Earl, The Basics of Social Research, Fourth Edition Wadsworth Publishing
  2. Clydesdale, Timothy, The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens After High School, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007


  1. Becker, Howard Writing for Social Scientists, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986 (For practical suggestions about writing)
  2. Booth, Wayne et al., The Craft of Research, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995 (For practical guidelines about doing research)
  3. Willis, Evan, The Sociological Quest, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996 (For a review of basic sociological concepts covered in Intro Sociology)

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

  1. Pellow, David, Garbage Wars (Urban Industrial Environment Series), MIT Press ISBN 9780262661874
  2. Corburn, Jason, Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice, MIT Press ISBN 9780262532723
  3. Casper, Monica J., Synthetic Planet: Chemicals, Politics, and the Hazards of Modern Life, Taylor&Francis, Inc. ISBN 9780415933551
  4. Kroll-Smith, Steve, Illness and the Environment: A Reader in Contested Medicine NYU Press ISBN 9780814747292
  5. Markovitz, Gerald & Rosner, David, Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution University of California Press ISBN 9780520240636
  6. Carson, Rachel, Silent Spring (40th Anniversary Edition), Houghton Mifflin Company ISBN 9780618249060
  7. Steingraber, Sandra, Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, Knopf Publishing Group ISBN 9780375700996

Sociology 209b Social Movements
Cunningham, David

  1. Tarrow, Sidney, Power in Movement, Cambridge, Second Edition ISBN 0521629470
  2. McAdam, Doug, Political Process and the Development of Black, Chicago, Second Edition ISBN 0226555534
  3. Luker, Kristin, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, California ISBN 0520055977

Sociology 206b Families and Economic Intersections
Hansen, Karen

  1. Genovese, Eugene, Roll Jordan, Roll, Vintage, 1976
  2. Hansen, Karen V., Not-So-Nuclear Families, Rutgers University Press, 2005
  3. Kibria, Nazli and and Sunil Kukreja (eds.), Globalization and the Family, Ashwin-Anoka Press, Serial Publications: New Delhi, India, 2007
  4. Klaw, Spencer, Without Sin: The Life and Death of the Oneida Community, Penguin, 1993
  5. Lareau, Annette, Unequal Childhoods, University of California Press, 2003
  6. Nelson, Margaret, The Social Economy of Single Motherhood, Routledge, 2005
  7. Stacey, Judith, Brave New Families, University of California Press, 1998
  8. Tilly, Louise and Joan Scott, Women, Work and Family, Holt, Reinhart, & Winston, 1978
  9. Townsend, Nicholas, The Package Deal: Marriage, Work, and Fatherhood in Men's Lives, Temple University Press, 2002

USEM 5b Conceptions of the Good Life
Hayim, Gila

  1. Abelson, Raziel, Ethics for Modern Life Bedford/St.Martins Press 2003 (Sixth Edition) ISBN 0-312-15761-4
  2. Satris, Steven, Taking Sides- Clashing View on Moral Issues Dushkin/McGraw-Hill 2006 (Tenth Edition) ISBN 0-07-312950-x
  3. Goethe, J.W., The Sufferings of Young Werther and Elective Affinities (ed.v.Lange) Forward by Thomas Mann. The German Library. Continuum. New York ISBN 0826403301