My office hours are now virtual, on Thursday and Friday from 10:00-11:30 AM.
You can video call or audio call in on Zoom or you can call/text by phone. Please see your class page (where you find your readings) for the specific details of how to call in.
As per the announcement from BMCC, there will be no classes this week (3/12-3/18). Please turn your midterm in on Blackboard.
I will be in touch with you soon with a revised syllabus and plans for the rest of the semester.
We WILL be continuing class even if it is in a different form.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
I know there is a lot of information circulating right now about CUNY moving to online classes and the Instructional Recess that’s supposed to start tomorrow– it’ s confusing!
I am still waiting to hear what BMCC has decided about how to move forward so — for now, assume that we WILL have class this week. I will write to you this evening to confirm this or to cancel class, so keep an eye on your email.
be in touch with any questions or concerns.
hi- I am passing this on since our class is part of the ZTC program here at BMCC.
Are you a BMCC student who is taking or has taken a course that DID NOT require you to purchase a textbook, online homework platform, or other course materials (aka Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) course)?
If so, we invite you to share your thoughts about the experience and importance of your Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) cost course(s) by completing this survey by Sunday, March 8:
Students who participate in the survey will be entered in a raffle for six (6) $50 Amazon gift cards.
At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in being interviewed on camera. Your answer will not affect your entry in the survey raffle. Students who are interested in and are selected for an on-camera interview will receive $100 Amazon gift cards.
Your responses will help the BMCC Library promote Zero Textbook Cost courses with students and recruit more instructors to create courses that don’t require students to purchase textbooks.
If you have any questions about the survey or Zero Textbook Cost courses, email the ZTC/OER team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March is Women’s Herstory Month at BMCC. There are many different events planned for the month– if you attend any of these events and write a 1 page reflection about your experience and connections to sociology/our class, you can receive extra credit. The reflection is due within 2 weeks of the event.
You can find the calendar here.
Next week, we will start our section on Gender. Please read (using the reading questions as a guide):
- an excerpt from Janet Mock’s memoir, Redefining Realness
- the Combahee River Collective’s Black Feminist Statement
We will spend some time going over the Midterm Assignment in class- so please take a look at it before next week. You can find it on the site under Assignments, or you can also find it here.
The next Democratic presidential candidate debates is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 8pm and will air on CBS, BET, and Twitter. If you watch/listen to the debate (or read about it) and write a 1-page reflection about your observations, analyses, and/or questions, you can turn it in for extra credit.
Next week, we are going to talk about the topic of CULTURE. To do this, we will discuss two readings (and watch a film in class).
One reading is by Miner, an anthropologist writing in the 1950s about a group of people called the Nacirema.
The other reading is by a Chicana feminist writer named Gloria Anzaldua, who is writing about issues of language and identity in this chapter of her book, Borderlands/La Frontera: the New Mestiza.
Please read the two pieces and respond to the reading questions to prepare yourself for the class discussion.