For Wednesday, 1/29

Nice to meet you all! I forgot to mention that I’m available after class during office hours on Mondays from 13:00-14:00 (1pm-2pm) in Namm 600.


  • Ground Rules for the Classroom
  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 1 (‘Race in the Twenty-First Century’): ‘A Biological Reality?’; ‘Whiteness’; ‘Race Is a Social Reality’; ‘Ethnicity and Nationality’; Thinking Like a Sociologist’

In Class

  1. Low-Stakes Writing Assignment: What Are Your Goals for the Course?
  2. How to Submit the Semester Goals HW
  3. Remaining Introductions and Attendance
  4. Prologue: What Is Sociology?
  5. Review of the Syllabus
  6. Q&A: Racism, Whiteness, and Thinking Like a Sociologist
  7. Review for the Final
  8. For Next Time

For Next Time

  • HW Due: Semester Goals
  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’

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