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Course Syllabus SOC/100

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Course Syllabus
College of Social Sciences SOC/100 Introduction to Sociology Copyright © 2011, 2006 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Course Description This course is an introduction to a set of sociological perspectives on human life that allow us to understand how our personal lives are affected by interpersonal relationships, by group affiliations, and by groups in interaction and conflict with one another. It provides the scientific tools to develop an objective, sociological imagination that allows us to interpret the objects, events, and experiences of our lives as a part of interactive symbolic meanings, group dynamics, and collective societal forces enmeshed in 21st-century global trends. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:   University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Schaefer, R. T. (2011). Sociology: A brief introduction (9th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Sociology and Social Groups
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Objectives 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Discuss the social construction of reality. Distinguish between sociological perspectives. Develop a sociological imagination. Identify components of social groups and organizations.

Due

Points

Readings

Read Ch. 1, 3, 5, & 12 of Sociology: A Brief Introduction. Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Participate in class discussion. 4 out of 7 days Day 3 2

Participation

Discussion Questions Learning Team

Respond to weekly discussion questions.

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Resources: Learning Team Toolkit

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Instructions

Complete the Learning Team Charter. Review the Week One objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. Review the Global Social Issues and Change Paper and Presentation assignment, due in Week Five. Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Social Group Matrix. Day 7 11

Individual Social Group Matrix

Week Two: Science of Sociology
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Objectives 2.1 Apply the steps of the scientific method. 2.2 Compare major research designs. 2.3 Explain ethical issues in sociological research. Read Ch. 2 of Sociology: A Brief Introduction. Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Participate in class discussion. 4 out of 7 days Day 3 2

Due

Points

Readings

Participation

Discussion Questions Learning Team Instructions

Respond to weekly discussion questions.

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Submit the Learning Team Charter. Review the Week Two objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Scientific Method Matrix.

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Individual Scientific Method Matrix Learning Team Sociological Perspectives Paper

Day 7

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Resource: NBC videos link, located on the student website Watch the following videos:       Three Cups of Tea Northern Exposure Religion Unplugged School Girl Attacks The Joy of Garbage Young Evangelicals

Day 7

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Discuss the videos as a team. Select one video clip to analyze as a team. Evaluate your selected video from the sociological perspective assigned to your Learning Team.  Team A: Functionalist perspective

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Team B: Conflict perspective Team C: Feminist perspective Team D: Symbolic interactionist perspective Team E: Evolutionary perspective Team F: As assigned by instructor

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