Read: Harrison Chapter 3, pages 41-63
The Power of Ideas and the Way They Form a Person’s Worldview
Issue: Political Partisanship in Media
Writing Assignment: How power of ideas shape communities? (1pages)
Read: Harrison, Chapter 4, pages 68-97
Read: Read book of you chosen for Boor Report
Viewing Culture Through Anthropology
Issue: How does culture impact one’s identity?
Writing Assignment: How does culture create one’s identity in relationship to the community? (1pages)
Read: Harrison, Chapter 5, pages 99-122
How is Social Class Defined?
Issue: Class and Lifestyle
Power & History
Read: Harrison, Chapter 6, pages 125-146
The Events and Ideas that Shaped our Country
Writing Assignment: Acting as an historian, describe and ANALYZE an important event that has change the lifestyle of the urban community. (2 pages
5. Brigid C. Harrison – Power and Society_ An Introduction to the Social Sciences-Wadsworth Publishing _2010__extract.pdf
Choose a book from the list below or suggest one to the Instructor. The book report should be approximately 5 pages in length and reflect on the following questions:
§ What is the author’s viewpoint regarding the city in which the text takes place?
§ What role does the city play in this text? (Is it just a backdrop or does it become a character on its own?
§ Explain this in detail. Describe a section of the book where the city is the dominant feature.
Chose one of these books. Student is responsible to acquiring the book.
§ Danticat, E. (1998). Breath, Eyes, Memory. New York: Vintage.
§ Dickens, C. (1994). Oliver Twist. New York: Books of Wonder.
§ DuBois, W.E.B. (1998). The Philadelphia Negro. Philadelphia: University of
§ Riis, J. (1997). How the Other Half Lives. New York: Penguin.
§ Sinclair, U. (1906). The Jungle. New York: Doubleday
§ Smith, B. (1998). A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. NewYork: Perrenial
§ Thomas, P. (1997). Down These Mean Streets. New York: Vintage.
§ Johnson, J. W. (1991). Black Manhattan. New York: DaCapo Press.
§ Alvarez, J. (1992). How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. New York: Penguin.
§ Cole, T. ( 2012). Open City. New York: Random House
§ Dreiser, T. (1900). Sister Carrie. New York: Dover
§ Smith, Z. (2013). NW. New York: Penguin
§ O’neill, J. (2004 ). Netherland. New York: Vintage
§ Boyd, H. (2017). Black Detroit. New York: Harper Collins
Read: Chapter 7, pages 149-192
Democracy – The Structure of the U.S. Government
Issue: Health Care Reform
Writing Assignment: How important is the health care system and what needs to be reform? (2 pages)
· 7. Brigid C. Harrison – Power and Society_ An Introduction to the Social Sciences-Wadsworth Publishing _2010__extract.pdf
Read: Chapter 8, pages 195-231
Understanding the relationship between the economy and power
Issue: Income Inequality
Writing Assignment: Define the relationship between economy and power structures? (2pages)
|Class Unit 10 Power, Violence & Crime
Read: Chapter 12, pages 330-365
Sources of Crime, Security Vs. Freedom, Deterrence
Issue: Powerlessness, Poverty and Crime
Writing Assignment: Given the continuing acts of terrorism, and the drafting of the Patriot act, and current surveillance systems, how much of your freedom are you willing to give up in order to maximize security? (1 pages)
Read: Harrison, Chapter 10, pages 270-306
Writing Assignment: How have race/ethnic/gender power relationships changed? What were the mechanisms for these changes? (1 pages)
Read: Harrison, Chapter 11, pages 302-329
Issue: Welfare and the Working Poor
Writing Assignment: Describe he relationship between poverty and powerlessness. How is poverty defined? Who are the poor? (1 pages)
Read: Harrison, Chapter 13, pages 366-390
Class Discussion: Poverty and Population Trends and their effect on Global Relations.
Issue: The Middle East Crisis
Writing Assignment: How the same issues appear in relationship with the Global Community? Is it different? Can the same issues be addressed in the same way as are addressed in the United States? (1 pages)