About the Course
SOC103. Social Institutions. With the return of Tepperman, what used to be known as one of the easiest bird courses of last year (it was taught by a TA) has metamorphosed into a GPA-thirsty beast for revenge. This course explores how social institutions work and how they structure our lives. With around 700 students, it has also become a platform for a massive sociological experiment: to determine how the gargantuan institution known as U of T can most effectively
crush our dreams, grind our bones into dust and incinerate our dead corpses while laughing derisively at our ineptitude prepare us to become future leaders of the world.
About the Notes
Within this grim context, then, it becomes not only logical but necessary to join forces and band together to maximize our chances for survival. I have categorized the notes I’ve done into types (Starting Points, Reading Sociology, Lectures, Tutorials) and weeks. I also try to include the notes uploaded by others as found on the Facebook group.
Try as I might, I can’t promise that I have covered everything that could possibly be on the test. I probably missed some important details in the book or lectures somewhere. Tepperman talks insanely fast (doesn’t he need to breathe at all?). And, I mean, there are a lot of readings. These are the notes I’ve made for myself, and as a result, cover what I think is significant. Sometimes I get lazy. I also tend to make a lot of irrelevant (and not necessarily helpful) connections when I am reading, and so reading other people’s notes and summaries would probably be beneficial as well. Everything being said, you should definitely try to read the textbook for yourself. If you have time.
SOC103 Notes by digitalhardhat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.