Week 4

Prep

  • Conley, (2019), Ch. 14 (‘Capitalism and the Economy’): ‘A Brief History of Capitalism’, ‘Theorizing the Transition to Capitalism’; ‘Recent Changes in Capitalism’; ‘The Reign of the Corporation’; ‘Conclusion’

Zoom Session 

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A

For Next Time

  • Conley (2019), Ch. 15 (‘Authority and the State’): ‘Types of Legitimate Authority’; ‘Obedience to Authority’; ‘Authority, Legitimacy, and the State’; ‘Radical Power and Persuasion’; ‘Beyond Strawberry and Vanilla: Political Participation in Modern Democracies’; ‘Policy: What if the House Is Too Small?’; ‘Conclusion’

Week 3

Prep

  • Dalton Conley (2017), Ch. 3 (‘Culture and Media’): ‘Definitions of Culture’; ‘Material vs. Non-Material Culture’; ‘Media’; ‘The Media Life Cycle’; ‘Media Effects’; ‘Mommy, Where Do Stereotypes Come From?’; ‘Political Economy of the Media’; ‘Conclusion’

Zoom Session 

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A

For Next Time

Week 2

Prep

  • Conley (2015), Ch. 2 (‘Methods’):  ‘Research 101’; ‘Samples: They’re Not Just the Free Tastes at the Supermarket’; ‘Policy: The Political Battle over Statistical Sampling’
  • Conley (2015), Ch. 2 (‘Methods’): ‘Ethics of Social Research’

Zoom Session 

  1. Any Un-Introduced Intro-ers?
  2. Q&A: The Porn Myth
  3. For Next Time

For Next Time

  • Dalton Conley (2017), Ch. 3 (‘Culture and Media’): ‘Definitions of Culture’; ‘Material vs. Non-Material Culture’; ‘Media’; ‘The Media Life Cycle’; ‘Media Effects’; ‘Mommy, Where Do Stereotypes Come From?’; ‘Political Economy of the Media’; ‘Conclusion’

Week 1

Prep

Zoom Session 

  1. Introductions
  2. Ground Rules
  3. Q&A: Ten Core Themes

For Next Time

  • Conley (2015), Ch. 2 (‘Methods’):  ‘Research 101’; ‘Samples: They’re Not Just the Free Tastes at the Supermarket’; ‘Policy: The Political Battle over Statistical Sampling’
  • Conley (2015), Ch. 2 (‘Methods’): ‘Ethics of Social Research’

For Wednesday, 12/9

Zoom Session

  1. Review: Final Exam
  2. Social Network Analysis and COVID-19
  3. Course Evaluations

For Next Time

  • Turn in Your Final Exams by 12/13

For Monday, 12/7

Prep

Asynchronous Work

  • Turn in any missing work; read the final exam instructions carefully and begin work on the essay if you haven’t already.

For Next Time

For Wednesday, 12/2

Prep

  • Review Conley (2015), Ch. 5 (‘Groups and Networks’): ‘Organizations’; ‘Conclusion’
  • Review Conley (2015), Ch. 15 (‘Authority and the State’): ‘Types of Legitimate Authority’, specifically ‘Characteristics of Bureaucracy’

Zoom Session

  1. Discussion: Bureaucracy and Formal Organisations

For Next Time

For Monday, 11/30

Prep

  • Conley (2015), Ch. 5 (‘Groups and Networks’): ‘Organizations’; ‘Conclusion’

Asynchronous Work

  1. You should be working on your Class Participation Self-Evaluation Essay this week, as well as beginning to revise your midterm essays.

For Next Time

  • Conley (2015), Ch. 15 (‘Authority and the State’): ‘Types of Legitimate Authority’, specifically ‘Characteristics of Bureaucracy’

For Wednesday, 11/18

  • Review Conley (2015), Ch. 5 (‘Groups and Networks’): ‘Social Groups’; ‘From Groups to Networks’; ‘Network Analysis in Practice’
  • Read Claude S. Fischer, ‘Inventing the Social Network’Boston Review (19 December 2013)
  • Read Benedict Carey, ‘Mapping the Social Network of Coronavirus’New York Times (13 March 2020). To slow the virus, Alessandro Vespignani and other analysts are racing to model the behavior of its human host.

Zoom Session

  1. TBA

For Next Time

  • TBA