Principles of Sociology SOC 215 W01
Instructor: Dr. Pevey
Class Location: Online
Office Location: SP 1 room 316 E
Class days/times: MTWThFSS
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tuesday:9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Thursday: 9:00-10:45 a.m.
I am also available at other times by appointment. Email me for an appointment, but use “F02” and your last name in the subject line. I discard without reading those emails without the proper subject line.
Course description: Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative lifestyles. Lecture/Discussion 3 hours per week.
Required textbook: Lauer, R. and Lauer, J. 2012. Marriage &Family: The Quest for Intimacy (8th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Learning outcomes: Successful students will be familiar with the basic terminology, concepts, methods, history, and findings of sociology and the family, and be able to think critically about human behavior related to marriage and the family as it is shaped by group life. The student will demonstrate an ability to recognize patterns of social diversity and inequality in the subject area, describe a range of key concepts and theoretical approaches in the subject area, and identify ethical issues in social science research. Students will also recognize the difference between causal and correlational relationship and recognize methods of inquiry that lead to scientific knowledge. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and sociological knowledge in a series of examination questions, chapter summaries, discussions, and projects. Learning objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter in your textbook.