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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:02:38 AM EST
I have no words for how leftist and dishonest this bullshit is. Thank God she is smart enough that she doesn't buy into this bullshit.

Full disclosure: I did NOT know that Marx was so involved in sociology. Imagine my surprise when I found out.

Who else here has taken these bullshit sociology classes?
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:04:03 AM EST
Unregister.
Why would anyone with a grown up brain attend?
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:06:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By woofum:
Unregister.
Why would anyone with a grown up brain attend?


She has to in order to finish her degree. It's a required credit.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:07:31 AM EST
Marx was too simplistic. Max Weber is much better.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:07:47 AM EST
Sociology was easy. I accepted every datum point and rejected the idea that we had to fix personal problems.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:08:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By woofum:
Unregister.
Why would anyone with a grown up brain attend?


A 100 level Sociology class was a requirement for my English undergraduate degree. Its a requirement for most I believe.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:09:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 11:09:43 AM EST by ElectricSheep556]
I had an immigrant from Morocco as a fellow student in my sociology class. He woke a lot of the little Commie girls up with his bullshit. All the talk about racism and sexism and shit and how evil white people are from the teacher. And then he decided it would be good to defend honor killing. Some eyes were opened. Yep...
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:09:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 11:12:20 AM EST by callgood]
I'd tell the teacher that if all the grades aren't thrown in a pot and divided equally she's a reactionary swine.

And, come the Revolution all the intelligentsia get a bullet in the head.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:10:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Shenanigunz:
Marx was too simplistic. Max Weber is much better.


The man who invented the modern bureaucracy.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:10:17 AM EST
Sociology is a bullshit "science" whose only existence is supported by endless "studies" wherein the authors do nothing more than point out patterns. Any good scientist worth his salt knows first and foremost that correlation =/= causation. When I had to take Soc101 at school I got into an argument with the professor over her constantly touting sociology as a real science just like chemistry, physics, and psychology. She refused to see sociology as nothing more than intellectuals amassing a bunch of trends and patterns across different societies but after a short while a good number of my classmates were throwing their lot in with me. Only a few pole smokers stuck up for the prof.

I aced the class with something like a 96, and she told me she was surprised that a "closed-minded ignoramus" like me would do well in her class. I reminded her that I was used to meta-analyses throug my Psych and neurology courses so her class was a walk in the park... She seemed flabbergasted.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:10:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:11:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By Shenanigunz:
Marx was too simplistic. Max Weber is much better.


The man who invented the modern bureaucracy.

He didn't invent it, he just accurately understood and described it.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:17:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 11:18:59 AM EST by Renegade13B]
I'm currently in a sociology class. Yawn.

Marx did have a heavy influence in the beginnings of sociology, but it has progressed far beyond him. If there is a heavy Marxist bias in the class, that is the professors fault. Marx was mentioned in the first chapter in my class, and he hasn't been brought up since.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:20:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By woofum:
Unregister.
Why would anyone with a grown up brain attend?


She has to in order to finish her degree. It's a required credit.


yup it sucks
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:21:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ND-ABN:
My sociology professor was the candidate for the school board during an election cycle. I hinted that I voted for him and scored an A.

I did not vote for his socialist fucktard ass

Well played, sir.


Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:22:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By 82ND-ABN:
My sociology professor was the candidate for the school board during an election cycle. I hinted that I voted for him and scored an A.

I did not vote for his socialist fucktard ass


the sucker!
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:27:06 AM EST
Just as an example, her latest assignment was supposed to point out how different races share such similar physical traits. The pictures were too small to make out detail, and couldn't be zoomed in on. Obviously an exercise set up to make you get the wrong answers to prove some stupid point.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:31:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By Shenanigunz:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By Shenanigunz:
Marx was too simplistic. Max Weber is much better.


The man who invented the modern bureaucracy.

He didn't invent it, he just accurately understood and described it.


You're right.

Just my bitterness coming through.

I like his description of a state though.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:38:34 AM EST
There's some very useful information in there, just have to get past the socialist bend in that area of study. Institutional and organizational structure, how religion influenced development of society, collective behavior and social movements are some examples.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:39:14 AM EST
is this sociology 101? CLEP that shit. $100 and I'm out the damn door.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:39:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 11:41:00 AM EST by N2CH_556]
F5 ?

ETA: sociology was one of the most interesting subjects I got a chance to study... true, there may be some BS in there, but for the most part you can see a lot of the concepts in-action in our current, every day life here and around the world. Kind of neat.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:44:42 AM EST
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:47:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:49:26 AM EST
I had a great Deviant Sociology class in college. Professor went with us to some Dead shows. We studied some off the wall stuff. This was in the early 80s and lots of it was about homosexuals. Guess that wouldn't be in there now.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:50:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.


I had to take it for a machine and tool degree.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:50:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Church:
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.


I had to take it for a machine and tool degree.


...the fuck?
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:54:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 11:55:28 AM EST by raven]

Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.

If her 4-year degree was anything like mine, you have lower division electives to make you a 'well-rounded, educated' person, and one of those are intro social science courses. So you have a choice of taking intro sociology, intro psychology, or intro economics to meet those degree requirements.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:55:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 11:59:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
I have no words for how leftist and dishonest this bullshit is. Thank God she is smart enough that she doesn't buy into this bullshit.

Full disclosure: I did NOT know that Marx was so involved in sociology. Imagine my surprise when I found out.

Who else here has taken these bullshit sociology classes?



My first day of sociology more than 12 years ago, the very first thing that came out of my professor's mouth was:

"I want you all to know that I'm a dyed in the wool communist"



Until I got to business school, college was all about going through the motions. So much WTF along the way.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:04:14 PM EST
I liked Weber's Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism. I also liked Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:04:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:05:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:05:58 PM EST
2006:

I had a prof who:
a) blamed Bush for society's problems
b) spent more time arguing stupid things like crash test ratings than stuff out of the book(at least his tests were open book)
c) made us watch Fahrenheit 9/11 for a war related paper(classmate was a veteran)
d) made us watch 30 Days by Morgan Spurlock about how the eeevil Republicans were screwing over the middle class
e) decided to leave mid-term and teach at the two other colleges he taught at because "he was tired of all the bullshit" at my college.
f) made us go and write papers for the rest of the term
g) canceled the final.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:08:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By Deej86:
2006:

I had a prof who:
a) blamed Bush for society's problems
b) spent more time arguing stupid things like crash test ratings than stuff out of the book(at least his tests were open book)
c) made us watch Fahrenheit 9/11 for a war related paper(classmate was a veteran)
d) made us watch 30 Days by Morgan Spurlock about how the eeevil Republicans were screwing over the middle class
e) decided to leave mid-term and teach at the two other colleges he taught at because "he was tired of all the bullshit" at my college.
f) made us go and write papers for the rest of the term
g) canceled the final.


Sounds like an easy A.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:13:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
2006:

I had a prof who:
a) blamed Bush for society's problems
b) spent more time arguing stupid things like crash test ratings than stuff out of the book(at least his tests were open book)
c) made us watch Fahrenheit 9/11 for a war related paper(classmate was a veteran)
d) made us watch 30 Days by Morgan Spurlock about how the eeevil Republicans were screwing over the middle class
e) decided to leave mid-term and teach at the two other colleges he taught at because "he was tired of all the bullshit" at my college.
f) made us go and write papers for the rest of the term
g) canceled the final.


Sounds like an easy A.


It was, pretty much.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:17:42 PM EST
I had it in 1965. The only requirement was to show up for every class to get an A. I got an A- even though I was there for every class and made an A on every test.

The professor was too old and dumb to check off the people there even though we were assigned seats so he could tell who was absent.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:25:32 PM EST
Socialism and communism isn't relegated to just sociology. I'm taking a history class right now and the professor practically sucks socialism's cock at every chance.

Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:35:26 PM EST
I had sociology in 1984 or 1985. The teacher was a 30 ish hippie type female. She was very pro military, since her husband was a LTC in the Army. She had earned her Ph D studying the elderly. She would tell us that a lot of sociology was bunk. She believed that homosexuality was learned. I enjoyed that class.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 12:39:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By Church:
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.


I had to take it for a machine and tool degree.


...the fuck?


Yeah that's what I thought. By any chance she drive a brown vehicle with BFL logo on the rear window? I would be more specific on the car but it seems like a bad idea with out asking first.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:24:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I enjoyed my Sociology class.


When sociology is done well, it is really fascinating and interesting stuff.


For the most part, it is not done well.


The guy who's running phi beta kappa now indicated that he didn't think sociology is a science. I believe he had a problem with the logical foundation of the subject.

He was always a bit sneaky with his opinions but I think he was serious.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:28:53 PM EST
I love sociology students. Whenever they did a police ride-along for extra credit I did nothing but drag them thru homeless camps.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:36:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I enjoyed my Sociology class.


When sociology is done well, it is really fascinating and interesting stuff.


For the most part, it is not done well.


Agree.

I never saw a statistic or figure in the class that I thought was falsified. I simply believed that the professors solutions were wrong.

Problem: Felibs can't get jobs.
Proposed solution: Prohibit background checks by employers. I told the professor that was great until her 16 year old daughter drew the closing shift at Subway with a serial rapist.

Silence.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:37:07 PM EST
I didn't take sociology in college but I certainly had a few professors with an agenda. It really was pretty simple to take in whatever they said, regurgitate it on the tests, get my grade, and purge all the bullshit from my brain at the end of the semester. I wasn't there to have a knock down drag out with the professor, I did whatever I had to in order to get my credit and moved on to the next course.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:38:04 PM EST
I took one sociology class and it almost fried my brain.

What was worse was psychology. None of that babble made any sense. I'm glad I got a "D" as it was nonsense propagated as knowledge.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:38:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.

If her 4-year degree was anything like mine, you have lower division electives to make you a 'well-rounded, educated' person, and one of those are intro social science courses. So you have a choice of taking intro sociology, intro psychology, or intro economics to meet those degree requirements.


Where I went to school "Social Justice" classes with a J suffix in the course number were required. They were thick in my major and I took ten or more.

I am in favor of aerial spraying of contraceptives.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:17:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 2:22:38 PM EST by Spectre210]
Took 101 during a Summer block and aced the class. It wasn't a bad class, and I recall learning a few interesting tidbits (mostly historical). I agree with the poster who enjoyed Sociology of Deviance; very interesting class.

Not to hijack the thread, but mentioning historical facts brings up an interesting conflict I have. I absolutely love history, but history classes bore me to tears. Go figure.

ETA: AFAIK SOC 101 is normally a general ed requirement for any college degree. It can also be required or elective for degree core and/or concentration.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:29:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Church:
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By Church:
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
Originally Posted By raven:
If you have to take a social science for your degree, for god's sake take economics.


She's a nurse.


I had to take it for a machine and tool degree.


...the fuck?


Yeah that's what I thought. By any chance she drive a brown vehicle with BFL logo on the rear window? I would be more specific on the car but it seems like a bad idea with out asking first.


If you said BFL to my wife, she would think it was a sandwich, so no BFL sticker. She's a keeper, but this here drives me nuts:

Me: Honey, come shooting with me.

Her: No, I don't feel like it.

Me: What if the day comes when you have to know how to shoot?

Her: That's what I have you for.

Me: Honey, if I have to explain that, there is no point in me explaining that.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:34:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By twitch1706:
Sociology is a bullshit "science" whose only existence is supported by endless "studies" wherein the authors do nothing more than point out patterns. Any good scientist worth his salt knows first and foremost that correlation =/= causation. When I had to take Soc101 at school I got into an argument with the professor over her constantly touting sociology as a real science just like chemistry, physics, and psychology. She refused to see sociology as nothing more than intellectuals amassing a bunch of trends and patterns across different societies but after a short while a good number of my classmates were throwing their lot in with me. Only a few pole smokers stuck up for the prof.

I aced the class with something like a 96, and she told me she was surprised that a "closed-minded ignoramus" like me would do well in her class. I reminded her that I was used to meta-analyses throug my Psych and neurology courses so her class was a walk in the park... She seemed flabbergasted.


Well done.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:37:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 2:42:32 PM EST by greenranger]
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
I have no words for how leftist and dishonest this bullshit is. Thank God she is smart enough that she doesn't buy into this bullshit.

Full disclosure: I did NOT know that Marx was so involved in sociology. Imagine my surprise when I found out.

Who else here has taken these bullshit sociology classes?


i majored in it.

trust me, when I am introducing myself now when I teach a class and am giving my creds I say "I have a bachelor's degree in sociology, which basically means I have a degree in communism"

but for the record my advisor and the head of the department were highly intelligent people and not socialist morons. they did hire one professor that was though. She didn't last long, as he didn't put up with her bullshit



GR
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:40:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Renegade13B:
I'm currently in a sociology class. Yawn.

Marx did have a heavy influence in the beginnings of sociology, but it has progressed far beyond him. If there is a heavy Marxist bias in the class, that is the professors fault. Marx was mentioned in the first chapter in my class, and he hasn't been brought up since.


take the advanced courses like "social theory" and get back to me.


GR
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:43:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 2:44:37 PM EST by PanzerOfDoom]
I CLEP'ed Sociology. Easy to pass and forget, move on.
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