To minimize distraction during class, students should have their laptops, netbooks, cell phones, and other devices shut off and stored away. Notes should be taken the old-fashioned way -- on paper.
Two students each week will be exempt from this rule and serve as secretaries for the seminar. These students will be responsible for recording the discussion on their computers to be edited and merged together after class and posted on the course wiki on Blackboard, where any student (or the professor) can modify (or clarify) remarks attributed to them. The position of secretary will rotate each week; students will have two opportunities to serve in that role.
All readings are available for free in one of three forms:
1) Graduate sociology reading room in Firestone Library;
(2) electronic reserves, or (3) through a direct link from the online
reading list at Blackboard or www.princeton.edu/~starr/501syl09.html.
When you see before a reading on the online syllabus, that means you can just click through to it from whatever computer you are using, and either read it directly on the screen or print it out.
When you see before a reading, you can find it in e-Reserves on Blackboard.
In addition, books are available and recommended for purchase at Labyrinth Books (or online).If you discover that a reading is not available, please notify Professor Starr as soon as possible.