Wednesday, September 21, 2016

globalization exam 1 review sheet

Sociology 4260/5260 Globalization fall 2016

For exam 1 on Wednesday September 28 you should be able to define and discuss the following terms, from sections I and II ending with the Sklair article.

Samuel Huntington “The Clash of Civilizations”
The True Clash of Civilizations
The Clash of Ignorance
Mark Juergensmeyer "The New Religious State"
Immanuel Wallerstein “The World System After the Cold War”
Benjamin Barber “Jihad vs. McWorld”
E. J. Hobsbawm “The World Unified”
Leslie Sklair “Social Movements for Global Capitalism”
Definitions of globalization
Nation-state sociology
Globalists
Traditionalists
Transformationalists
Interpenetration
Global infrastructure
Regionalization
Clash of Civilizations
Cold War
Triumphalists
Western liberal teleology
East versus West
“Western Civil War”
Desecularization
fundamentalism
Ethnocentrism
Blaming the victim
“The True Clash of Civilizations”
“The Clash of Ignorance”
Secular nationalism
Religious nationalism
World System Theory (WST)
World empires
World economies
Strong states
Core countries
Periphery
Semi-periphery
Jihad
Desecularization
Racialization
Retribalization
McWorld
Homogenization
Global capitalism
International Telegraph Union
Universal Postal Union
International Meteorological Organization
Esperanto
Metric system
Transnational Capitalist Class
Culture-ideology of consumerism
Shopping malls

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SOCI1510 Introduction to Sociology Review Sheet for Exam 1


Introduction to Sociology
Review Sheet for Exam 1
Tuesday September 27, 2016

Exam 1 will cover Chapters 1-4 in the textbook and the associated lectures.

You should be able to define and discuss the importance of the following ideas and people.

sociology, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics
theology and philosophy
empiricism
social explanation
theory
urbanization
capitalism
applied science and technology
social conflict
inequality
alienation
morale
colonialism
public health

European sociology
August Comte
Karl Marx
Emile Durkheim
Max Weber
George Simmel
American sociology
Progressive era
Reconstruction era
Immigration
William Ogburn
Robert Park

social problems
progressive movement
quantitative analysis

Cause and effect
Meteorology
Geology


Research question
Literature review
Hypotheses
Research design
Survey
Experiment
Ethnography
Archival research
Interpreting results
Reporting findings

Religion
rituals
Values
Symbols
Signifiers
Signified
Language
Beliefs
Norms
High culture
Low culture
Popular culture
Subculture
Counterculture
Ethnocentrism
Relativism
Cultural lag
Cultural functionalism
Equilibrium
Preservation
Critical theory
Frankfurt School
Culture Industry
Lowest Common Denominator

Gemeinschaft
Gesellschaft
Mechanical Solidarity
Organic Solidarity
Anomie
Social networks and social identities
Rationalization
Organizations
Charismatic Authority
Traditional Authority
Rational-legal Authority

Thursday, December 10, 2015

spring 2015 Mass Communication

Sociology of Mass Communication


SOCI4600-1

TuTh 2:00PM - 3:20PM Env 110 Jan 19, 2016- May 13, 2016

Prof. Gabe Ignatow
ignatow.blogspot.com
ignatow@unt.edu

Overview

This course is designed with specific learning outcomes in mind, applicable to sociology majors and non-majors:
  1. Develop a basic understanding of the social dimensions of information communication technologies.
  2. Read, with substantial comprehension, current articles, reports, and academic papers related to developments in information technology and social science.
  3. Extract from the readings an understanding of the social and political context surrounding digital information systems.

Syllabus

Weeks 1 and 2

I. Theorizing the mass media revolution

Week 3

II. Information overload and cultural decline

Week 4: Exam 1 (25%) Thursday February 11


Week 5

III. The information society

Weeks 6-8

IV. Digital divides
  • Cooper The Digital Divide: The Special Case of Gender
  • Tufekci, Zeynep. Brogrammers.

Week 9: Exam 2 (30%)

Weeks 10-11

V. Media consumption

VI. Reception studies

  • Livingstone and Das (2013) The End of Audiences?
  • Picone, Ike (2016) Grasping the Digital News User
  • Liebes and Katz (1986) Patterns of Involvement in Television Fiction

Weeks 12-13

VII. Social media and social movements

Week 14

VIII. Hyper-partisanship


Week 15
Final Exam Review

Final Exam (25%) Thursday May 12, 1:30pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saskia Sassen on the brutal logic of contemporary capitalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBwkNekicak

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Undergraduate GPAs and PhD Admissions

http://gradtrek.com/blog/how-to-recover-from-a-low-undergraduate-gpa/

http://gradtrek.com/blog/low-undergraduate-gpa-high-masters-gpa-phd/
maps of Facebook connections




http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/rb/rb205.html

Global City-Firm Networks

PhD work – R Wall, mentor Dr. G.A. v.d. Knaap.
Acknowledgements - Michiel Raats and Wilfred Sleegers.
Faculty of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Client , Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP).
 A = total connections.
B = basic materials connections.
C = manufacturing connections.
D = trade connections
E = producer services connection


The world mapped by cell phone calls.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

globalization review sheet for exam September 23

Sociology 4260/5260 Globalization fall 2015

For exam 1 on Wednesday September 23 you should be able to define and discuss the following terms, from sections I. Introduction - III. Economic Globalization up to and including the Kenichi Ohmae reading.

Definitions of globalization
Nation-state sociology
Globalists
Traditionalists
Transformationalists
Interpenetration
Global infrastructure
Regionalization
Clash of Civilizations
Cold War
Triumphalists
Western liberal teleology
East versus West
“Western Civil War”
Desecularization
fundamentalism
Ethnocentrism
Blaming the victim
“The True Clash of Civilizations”
“The Clash of Ignorance”
World System Theory (WST)
World empires
World economies
Strong states
Core countries
Periphery
Semi-periphery
Jihad
Desecularization
Racialization
Retribalization
McWorld
Homogenization
Global capitalism
International Telegraph Union
Universal Postal Union
International Meteorological Organization
Esperanto
Metric system
Transnational Capitalist Class
Culture-ideology of consumerism
Shopping malls
Hybridity
“Global flows”
Samuel Huntington
Immanuel Wallerstein
Benjamin Barber
E.J. Hobsbawm
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Leslie Sklair
Peter Martin
Martin Wolf
Kenichi Ohmae
Region-states
Global logic