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An examination of the social processes and structures of society, with particular attention to American society. Reviews such topics as interpersonal interaction, culture, major social institutions, inequality, deviance, and social change. Also introduces methods used in sociological research. 3:0:3
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, videos, writings, examinations, and group interactions. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disutatios learning to encourage a lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Goal 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of sociology.
1a. Define Sociology
1b. Describe how the study of sociology has changed over time.
1c. Identify key issues in studying human behavior in sociology.
Goal 2: the student will demonstrate an understanding of culture.
2a. Describe a culture other than their own.
2b. Compare and contrast a culture within their own.
2c. Demonstrate self awareness through understanding thier own culture.
Goal 3: Learning Outcome: The student will:
3a. Explain the importance of sociology
3b. Identify vehicles for sociology such as religion, language, music, art and food.
3c. Use appropriate written and oral communication skills.
3d. Communicate information orally in a logical and grammatical manner.
Audio Visual Aids
Cooperative Learning/Experimental Activities
Pop quizes (if any)
Interactive Journal 10%
Pop quizes 10%
Final Exam 30%
Homework Assignments 10%
90 - 100 - A
80 - 89 - B
70 - 79 - C
60 - 69 - D
59 and below - F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor expects all assignments on the due date or earlier. Exceptions will only be granted for emergency situations on a case by case basis. Exceptions must be approved prior to due date of assignment. If assignment is not turned in on/or before agreed upon date a zero for that assignment would be earned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Please put all cell phones/pagers on "silent or vibrate mode" while in class.
2. Be respectful to other students. Remember we all have opinions on issues it is o.k. to agree to disagree.
3. Do not use your knowledge or intelligence to degrade other students making an uncomfortable environment for others to participate and learn.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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