sociologyDuring the first week of our course, we will begin to explore sociological topics, concepts and perspectives. On the second day of class, students will start to think about their own research topic ideas. Students will also start their website on the second day of class, and write their personal biography page, discussing their background from a sociological perspective. We will view clips from two documentaries that provide examples of this family history exploration and sociological analysis:

Yo Soy Boricua Pa’ Que Tu Lo Sepas!

Family Name

We want to explore the ways in which our family history is sociologically significant. What is our family background? How have the lives of our grandparents, parents, and ourselves differed? What is our history of immigration, ethnicity, class, or geography? What is our personal identity and how have our families influenced it?