For Wednesday, 2/19

We spent most of class discussing strategies for evaluating scholarly research, so let’s take some time to look at the textbook material we’d originally planned to cover yesterday. Please note that we’ve no class on Wednesday or Monday.

Prep

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

In Class

  1. Attendance
  2. Using Google Scholar to Evaluate a Source (Slight Return)
  3. Keywords: Cultural Capital, Symbolic Violence
  4. The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness
  5. For Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Africans Enslaved’; ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’

For Monday, 2/10

Prep

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

In Class

  1. Attendance
  2. #oscarssowhite?
  3. Web Literacy for Beer-Loving Fact-Checkers
  4. ‘Activity: Find Top Authorities for a Subject’
  5. The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’
  6. For Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Africans Enslaved’; ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’

For Wednesday, 2/5

Prep

    • Michael A. Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers (2017), Part I (‘Four Strategies and a Habit’); Part II (‘Look for Previous Work’), Sections 1 (‘How to Use Previous Work’), 2 (‘Fact-Checking Sites’), 3 (‘Wikipedia’); Part III, Section 1 (‘Going Upstream to Find the Source’); Part IV (‘Reading Laterally’), Sections 1 (‘What Reading Laterally Means’), 18 (‘Basic Techniques: Web Domains, WHOIS’); 20 (‘Stupid Journal Tricks’); 21 (‘Finding a Journal’s Impact Factor’); 22 (‘Using Google Scholar to Evaluate Author Expertise’), 23 (‘How to Think About Research’), 25 (‘Choosing Your Experts First’), 26 (‘Evaluating News Sources’), 27 (‘National Newspapers of Record’), [Part VI (‘Field Guide: Unfinished Articles’), Sections 40 (‘Avoiding Confirmation Bias in Searches’), 41 (‘Opposition Research’), and 42 (‘Advanced Wikipedia’)]

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Discussion: Four Strategies and a Habit
  • For Next Time

For Next Time

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

For Monday, 2/3

Prep

  • Review 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. Attendance/New People?
  2. TBA
  3. For Next Time/Review of the Syllabus

For Next Time

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

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.

Prep

  • 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’