Mr. Andoscia's Class
Mr. Andoscia's Class

AICE Sociology Page


Important Reminder about Assignments!


  1. Remember, if your assignment has a notebook like the one at left in the top corner of the directions, it goes in your notebook. If it does not have this notebook, it gets turned in. 
  2. It does not matter if it is turned in as a hard copy or via Classroom or E-mail, so long as it is turned in.
  3. Unless otherwise specified by me, all bell ringers are to be done in class.
  4. Unless otherwise specified by me, all assignments are due at the beginning of the next class. If I assign something on Monday, it is due at the beginning of class Wednesday.
  5. Even if I don't grade these things on those days, that is the due date. Anything after that is late. 


Below are two books that I would recommend for the AICE Sociology AS Level Course. The first, Cambridge International, pretty much outlines the entire Cambridge Sociology course in simple, easily accessible language. 


The second book is a great history of the family that will help students get background information useful for the Paper 1 Exam. 


AICE Sociology Syllabus
Pretty much the class in a nutshell. Of particular importance is the test dates. You know the test dates from day one. There's no excuse for "...I didn't know there was a test today!"
AICE Sociology Syllabus 2017-2018.pdf
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Long Essay Structures (Updated)
Use these structures for your exams. Structures help you stay on track and cover all of the areas you need to maximize your points.
AICELongEssayStructure (3).pdf
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Make sure you know these terms.
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Social Theory Flash Cards
The Social Theory Flash Cards are here. Use these to help you get a grasp of theory. Research the theories you are weakest in .
Social Theory Flash Cards.pdf
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Families and Households Packet
This is a summary of much of the material we will be covering for Paper 1.
Families and Household packet (1).pdf
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Sample Candidate Responses to Papers 1-3
These are huge. You have sample answers to Parts A and B for all three papers. Samples of an a paper, a c paper and e paper.
Sample Candidate Responses.pdf
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Who Struggles through the Zombie Apocalypse
...and who offs themselves?
Durkheim and the Zombie Apocolypse.pdf
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Emile Durkheim: The Functions of Crime
Is crime a good thing?
The Functions of Crime.pdf
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From: The Sociological Imagination
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Warning: This article contains descriptive prose.
Taibbi - Greed, Excess and America's Gap[...]
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This is the complete book.
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This is the excerpt for the Bell Ringer
Nickel and Dimed.pdf
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From: The Feminine Mystique
Betty Friedan.pdf
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Feral Children: Are those raised in extreme isolation who are never appropriately socialized. These are cases of extreme abuse. As such, feral children are valuable, though problematic subjects of research. 


Story of Geneie: From the Guardian

Is the United States losing its democracy?
Decline in American Democracy.pdf
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Put out by The Economist every year, the Democracy Index is intended to measure the health of the global democratic movement.
Democracy Index 2016 (1).pdf
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The World Happiness Index is an attempt to quantify the level of happiness in a given nation.
world Happiness Index.pdf
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Nayar Culture
How does Nayar marital arrangements challenge our assumptions about the Nuclear Family.
Nayar Culture.pdf
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Horwitz: Capitalism and the Family
Here is a Neofunctionalist analysis of Capitalism and the Family.
Capitalism and the Family.pdf
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On-Line Lecture Notes

Lecture 1 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 2 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 3 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 4 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 5 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 6 Part 1 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 7 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 8 Notes
The Feminist Perspective
Lecture 8 Notes.pdf
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Lecture 9 Notes The Postmodernist Perspective
Lecture 9 Notes.pdf
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