TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

Introduction

Lecture Topic

Reading

Topic 1: Introduction to Social Psychology

Hewitt, Chapter 1

Topic 2: Symbols, Meaning, Language, and Action

Hewitt, Chapter 2

Study Questions for Exam 1

The Social Self

Lecture Topic

Reading

Topic 3: Socialization and the Self

Hewitt, Chapter 3

Topic 4: The Self as a Social Construction

 

Study Questions for Exam 2

Social Interaction

Lecture Topic

Reading

Topic 5: Interaction and Communication

Hewitt, Chapter 4

Topic 6: Negotiating Meaning and Order

 

Study Questions for Exam 3

Social Structure

Lecture Topic

Reading

Topic 7: Culture as Social Structure

Hewitt, Chapter 5 and 6

Topic 8: The Elements of Culture

No Reading

Study Questions for Exam 4

Social Change and the Future

Lecture Topic

Reading

Topic 9: The Production and Maintenance of Mass Culture

Hewitt, Chapter 7

Topic 10: Culture, Social Change, and the Future

No Reading

Study Questions for Exam 5