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  • General Slides for SOC120Fall 2007 Week 1 (edited Study Guide edited 1/04/08) Class Focus for day 1Chapter List

  • Active LearningI hear and I forgetI see and I rememberI do and I understandIn the doing is the learning" A Chinese proverb

    My job as a teacher: Guide on the side not the sage on the stage!

  • Create GroupsCount 1-5 for classDivide class into groupsGroup intro: share names, email address, phone number, a movie TV show or book character you see yourself as being like (character not the actor)Jims wife says Jim is like Larry David

  • Goal of Critical Thinking ClassNot become a cynicNot become a pessimistNot become an optimistNot become an atheistNot become a nihilist ButTo Become a Skeptic [an Agnostic]My question being older Is a cynic or pessimist simply an older mature optimist or skeptic? May be, but not a productive way of thinking with a lifetime ahead of you.

  • Critical thinkers read and listen carefully!

  • Jokes: Critical thinkers try to recognize their cultural and personal bias!Blond joke--blond with headphones went into barber shop [stereotype*]

    Joke about peoples misunderstanding of technology---First class joke list Any key and Cup Holder [think outside the obvious]

    Joke about bear and Christian hunter [context/relativism, who is observing is important]

    *Note: In England the stereotype would be gingers

  • 8/29/07 I wanted to order a webcam from AmazonThe Web Page I clicked the add to shopping cart What do you think I am going to pay if I order this item?

  • After adding web cam to shopping cart I Viewed the Rebate Pagesee belowI canceled order and sent email-next slide

  • My E-mail to AmazonToday 8/29/07 I was going to order the Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision at(961471-0403): http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000GP4G1I/103-7394830-7355846?SubscriptionId=1YZPTABAME4B7R9J4CG2

    Note the page states there is a rebate of $60. I placed the order in my shopping cart and proceeded to check the rebate form where I found the purchase had to be between 8/14/07 and 8/20/07.

    I immediately cancelled my order. This is sloppy, accidental misleading at best or a purposeful and at least ethically and maybe legally misleading at worst. Many, perhaps most would not have carefully read the rebate until after the product arrived

    I will be using this example in a critical thinking class and I hope for a reply from you explaining this.

  • 2nd Rebate Page Viewedafter canceling order and sending email I looked went back to the Amazon site to copy the rebate form for this slideWhat does a critical thinker think now?

  • Reply from AmazonThank you for contacting us at Amazon.com. I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the rebate offer for "Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision." I've checked the rebate for this item on our web site and found that the purchase date in order to qualify for this rebate is August 28, 2007 - September 03, 2007. Therefore, if you place an order before September 03, 2007, you order will be qualified for the rebate. When we show mail-in offers for items listed on our web site, they are generally available for printing. Customers qualify for the offer as long as they submit their order for the item within the offer's listed qualifying dates.

  • E-Mailc1We will use email to communicate between class members.If you need to send me a message be sure and use your Runner Mail

  • Day 1Review Class Time Structure [board outline, stdy gps, break, stdy gps, quiz]Set up Groupstask find critical thinking info about DDH bank offer purposed in hallway or how to save gas.Laptop [bring laptops to next class we will see if they connect] Syllabus[change text size] Go over all. Emphasize Goal of Critical Thinking (S3), syllabus on webCritical thinking examples (comics, etc. this PP)Info Cards and tell class we will pick major issues for class so watch for current hot issues in the newsTextbook Structure Overview [TOC, Preface, Highlights, Boxes, Recap, Exercises, Glossary]can do class 2 if necesaryA01 bring a printed copy from the web for the next class. Quiz on todays class and syllabus next class 2nd and 3rd CLASSQuiz on syllabus and day 1 slide 16 Answers S17 after quiz turned in

    NPR-Castration example Topic, Issue, Lib Research, Scientific research: Observe and think about possible issue topics for class project.Study Chapter 1 for quiz next classHomework for next class: Review Syllabus, start study of chapter 1, Quiz on syllabus. Bring printed copy of A01, bring issue topic(s) ideas to class, Find DDH Bank Offer Info, Quiz chapter 1--1st class next weekPossible links for class presentation: Goal of Critical Thinking Class, Jokes, Flip Flopper, Fact & Opinion or Health, Back packs, Credit Card or Checking account exercise, Gas Ex, CTand Pictures: Lebanon, CTand Pictures: Dogs, Political Credibility

  • Comics and Critical Thinking 1 SFC 9/7/03Text fallacy page 134-136

  • Flip Flopper: What does a critical Thinker Decide?

  • Comics and Critical Thinking 1 SFC 9/15/04

  • Fact & Opinion: Comics and Critical Thinking 1 SFC 9/7/03Text page 12-13

  • Comics and Critical Thinking SFC 1-- 9/7/03From2000 Presidential ElectionbutPoint made applies 2004Text page Part II

  • Health1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    3. Africans drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    5. Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans.

    For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies:Conclusion--What does a critical thinker decide

  • ConclusionEat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

  • 2nd-3rd ClassQuiz on class operations and syllabus answers but not quize questions will be returnedReview Quiz and SyllabusGroup discussion: (1) Should you get a Credit card [reasons for both yes and no] (2) If yes what do you need to know to decide which card. Start Chapter overview: (How to use text) Definition of Critical Thinking (no text/notes) Review links on class schedulePlay Tape on Issue: NPR-Castration X Topic, Issue, Lib Research, Scientific research: Observe, think about an issue topics for class projectClass suggestions for issues (Groups)A01 overview from webCT Examination of VISA, Free checking account, save gas, buy a cell phone etc. [specifics]Chapter 1 Study Groups

  • Syllabus/First Class Quiz____________________________________________(TR or MWF ) S0C120 Q0 F07L Name First Name (Circle your Section)______(Group) Pre Quiz After Syllabus Discussion1,2 ___________________, __________________Name 1 person in your group and the media character they identify with.3. ____________________Name one newspaper you are encouraged to read for this class.4. _________________________Where can you get a copy of the syllabus, be specific and complete (no not a class friend or someone from your group!)5. __________________What email program must you use to communicate to the instructor or assistant?6. ______You have a quiz average of 70, midterm of 90 final exam grade of 80 and you have missed 3 classes and did not turn in one assignment, what is your grade for the quarter?7. You find this in a review: Lisa R. Staffen, published in Contemporary Sociology (March, 1996, Vol 25, No 2, pp 154-156) You like this idea and use it in a class paper in the following form:

    ----Is this plagiarism? ____Yes______No.

    8. ____________________________________________________________________ State one item you heard on NPR this morning9. Which, in general would be most credible and least credible? .com, .gov, .edu, .biz ________ Most _______ Least10. What does the term skeptic mean?answer on back--

  • Syllabus/First Class Quiz ANSWERS____________________________________________(TR or MWF ) S0C120 F07L Name First Name (Circle your Section) Pre Quiz After Syllabus DiscussionGraded or Not Graded?1,2 ___any group member____, ______character_Name 1 person in your group and the media character they identify with.3. _San Francisco Chronicle, NYT, LAT, Wall street Journal Name one newspaper you are encouraged to read for this class.4. _http://www.csub.edu/~jross/classes/SOC120/Soc120.html Where can you get a copy of the syllabus, be specific and complete? (no not a class friend or someone from your group!)5. _RunnerMail What email program must you use to communicate to the instructor or assistant?6. _75 You have a quiz average of 70, midterm of 90 final exam grade of 80 and you have missed 3 classes and did not turn in one assignment, what is your grade for the quarter?7. You find this in a review: Lisa R. Staffen, published in Contemporary Sociology (March, 1996, Vol 25, No 2, pp 154-156 You like this idea and use it in a class paper in the following form:

    Is this plagiarism? Source. _X_Yes______No ----8. ____________________