Hello and welcome to all of my University of Central Arkansas sociology students.

You are currently linked to Mimi Rohweder's sociology webpage.

Below you will find a variety of links including a link to the syllabus.

Please feel free to browse.

"Pandora" by Maxfield Parrish

    A great link to many art museums in the world:

Sociology Related Links:    

Social Science Information Gateway(SOSIG):http://www.sosig.ac.uk/
American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/
International Sociological Association: http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/
The SocioWeb: http://www.socioweb.com/%7Emarkbl/socioweb/
International Studies Association: http://www.isanet.org/
Allyn and Bacon's Sociology Links: http://www.abacon.com/sociology/soclinks/index.html
Socio site - Going Dutch: http://www.pscw.uva.nl/sociosite/index.html
Infonation: http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm

Research and Statistics sites:  

Federal Statistics:  http://www.fedstats.gov/
The Population Index: http://popindex.princeton.edu/
Institute for Research on Poverty: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/
U.S. Census Bureau : http://www.census.gov/
Library Spot: http://www.libraryspot.com/

News Sources:  

World Newspapers: http://www.start4all.com/
National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/
BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/


Epicurious: http://food.epicurious.com/
Mimi's (not me) Cyber Kitchen: http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/

Good Reads:   

The Progressive : http://www.progressive.org/default.htm
Utne Reader: http://www.utne.com/
The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/
Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/
Harper's Magazine: http://www.harpers.org/

Music Related:
Music Festival Finder:   http://www.festivalfinder.com/

Gardening Resources:  

Other links you might be interested in: 
Move On:  http://www.moveon.org/
World Link TV: http:www.linktv.com/
Buckminster Fuller: http://www.bfi.org/
Amnesty International: http://www.amnesty.org/
Free Speech: http://www.freespeech.org/
Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/
Southern Poverty Law Center : http://www.splcenter.org/
Global Exchange: http://www.globalexchange.org/
Civil Rights Organization: http://www.civilrights.org/
Corporate Watch: http://www.corpwatch.org/
Essential Information: http://www.essential.org/
Donate food for free!  The Hunger Site: http://www.thehungersite.com/
Care 2 (Make a Difference) : http://www.care2.com/
World Wildlife Fund: http://www.wwf.org/
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: http://www.tibet.com/DL/index.html
Alan Watts : http://deoxy.org/watts.htm
Green Party Politics: http://www.greenparties.org/
Library of Congress: http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html
State of Arkansas: http://www.ark.org/

      News of the Weird: http://www.newsoftheweird.com/

Quotes by Marx: (as in Groucho, who was not Karl's brother)

                      Groucho            Karl

I must say that I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go
into another room and read a good book.

In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.

Marriage is a wonderful institution...but who wants to live in an institution?

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. 

I cannot say that I do not disagree with you.

                                                         The course syllabus can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have comments or questions,
email me (Mimi Whalen Rohweder) at: mimir@mail.uca.edu

The contents of this site (including the links) are intended to stimulate your little gray cells.
They are not an endorsement of any particular philosophy.


UCA - PRINCIPLES of SOCIOLOGY - Course # 1300 - Fall 2004
Specific class sections, meeting locations, days, and times :

SECTION 2912 meets in SMI 102 on M W F from 9:00 to 9:50
SECTION 2917 meets in IRB 202 on M W F from 12:00 to 12:50
SECTION 2920 meets in IRB 202 on M W F from 1:00 to 1:50
SECTION 2924 meets in IRB 202 on T&TH from 10:50 to 12:05
SECTION 2926 meets in IRB 202 on T&TH from 12:15 to 1:30
Always include your SECTION Number (NOT Course #1300) on

any & all phone, email, and paper communications with me.

Instructor: Mimi Whalen Rohweder
E-mail : mimir@uca.edu
Office location: IRB 306A
Office Phone: 450 - 5584

If you leave a phone message, please be sure it is clear.

Office hours are :
M, W, F from 10:15 to 11:45
T & TH from 9:00 to 10:45

If it becomes necessary to adjust my office hours, any changes will be announced in class.


Required Text :
Newman, David. Sociology - Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life,
5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications/Pine Forge Press, 2004.

Course Description :

This course is an examination of how people become social actors and how forms of social reality (including yours) are constructed.

This course frequently deals with controversial issues.
It is important for you to remember that I often play the role of "devil's advocate."
My classroom comments are designed to get students to think critically.
My comments should not be interpreted as my actual opinions.

Course Objectives :
1. To develop a sociological perspective of human behavior.

2. To understand the process of socialization and to increase awareness of different ways in which people think, feel, and behave based on their various group identities (gender, social class, geographic locale, race, family, nationality, etc.) and to understand fundamental patterns of conflict that are present in social life on the interpersonal level and among larger groups.

3. To aim for and increase critical thinking skills.

4. To adopt a position of cultural relativism.

Classroom Policy :

1. Attendance, mature behavior, preparation, and participation are always expected.
Attendance will be taken at the start of each class session.
I expect students to be punctual and to accept personal responsibility.
My attendance policy states that you should not miss more than 5 M,W,F or 4 T, TH class periods throughout the semester.

2. Course content will be presented through lectures, readings, projects, films and class discussion.
Assigned readings are expected to be completed before class.
If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get information from a fellow classmate regarding what you have missed as I do not provide this service to absentees.
Borrowing notes, however, is no substitute for attending class.
To do well in this class, you must be responsible for reading your texts and understanding the class lectures.
All lectures, assigned readings, class discussions, films, etc. will be considered appropriate exam material.


Policy on Academic Dishonesty :

While students are encouraged to study together, written assignments are expected to be original and individual creations.
There are no exceptions!
You must consult your Student Handbook (Bulletin) for a detailed description on the penalties for plagiarism within the first week of the semester.
Additionally, I strongly advise you to save copies of all your written works.

**5 Exams -

There will be a total of five exams. Your lowest exam score (of the first four only) will be dropped.
The final is required.
If you miss one of the exams, it will be recorded as a zero unless you have notified me in advance and have received permission to make it up.
Please note: Your notification can only be given “in person” or “by email.”
A phone message is unacceptable.
Make-up exams are given immediately after your semester final.
You should note that make-up exams are more difficult.

**1 Project -

The project will involve student participation in volunteerism.

Students will choose to either donate 8 hours of work and turn in a one page paper regarding their experience OR they will donate $50.00 in cash.
An alternate choice is to write an 8 page (the topic will be assigned by me) research paper.
Your project is due on Nov. 19th at the start of class time.

**2 Response Papers -

Student response papers are one page typed responses to additional readings on reserve at the library or to films shown in class. Individual due dates will be announced in advance and should address concepts you are learning in sociology. The paper must be typed, 12 point font, double-spaced, and one full page.
Your papers should show me that you are starting to think like a sociologist.
Clarity, insight, spelling and grammar will weigh into your scores.
Responses are due at the start of class time, before attendance is taken, on the due date to receive credit.

The penalty for late response papers is a 5 point deduction per hour.
Clearly, it's in your best interest to be on time.

Instructional & Evaluation Methods :

Exams, Project, and Response Papers = 600 potential total points.

3 Exams @ 100 each = 300 pts (The lowest score of the first 4 exams is dropped)

+1 Final Exam @ 100 pts. = 100 pts

+1 Project @ 50 = 50 pts

+2 Resp. papers @ 75 each = 150 pts

Total Potential Points = 600 maximum points


Grading Scale:
The number of points you earn will determine your final grade.
90 to 100% = A

80 to 89.99% = B

70 to 79.99% = C

60 to 69.99% = D

Below 60% = F

Grades are primarily determined on how well you have grasped concepts.


Special Accommodations:

The University of Central Arkansas adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you need an accommodation under this Act due to a disability, please contact the UCA Office of Disability Services, 450-3135.
If you intend to withdraw or drop from this class it is your responsibility to do so by the date printed in the UCA bulletin.
Please feel free to talk with me about any questions you have about the course or to discuss the course content.
If you are earning less than a “C” in this course, I strongly recommend you contact me early in the semester.
Detailed information regarding Sexual Harassment, Academic Dishonesty, Special Accommodations, etc. can be found in the Student Handbook online at UCA’s web site:
http://www.uca.edu/divisions/student/handbook .
Please consult this site for more info.
Please note: All cell phones and/or pagers must be turned OFF and put away during class.
You will need to acquire an email account within the first week of class in order to communicate with me beyond class and office hours. When you get the account, send me an email so that I can record your address. Please don't send me email that is not directly related to this course -- no forwarded mail, bad jokes, attachments, etc.
This syllabus provides a general plan for this course but deviations may become necessary.