HS Sociology, v1

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

0.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

Ellen Douglas

Welcome! My name is Ellen Douglas. I've been teaching World and U.S. History in Oxford for 12 years. I'm looking forward to working with you.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

Communication is a very important component to success in the online environment. Under Communications & Tools, you will find the email system. The Blackboard email system is your tool to stay in contact with me. It is extremely important that you check your Blackboard email each time you logon to your course, and you need to reply to my email message so that I will know your current status in the course. If you have questions, donít hesitate to email me. I will try my best to help.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Sociology engages in the study of people and their lives in groups. This course examines how people behave in groups and how interaction shapes both individual and group behaviors. The analysis of the rules, organizations, and value systems that enable people to live together will also be an area of emphasis.

Textbook Information:

Required Textbook:

Thomas, W. LaVerne. Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships. Austin, TX: Holt McDougal, 2010. Print ISBN 0-55-400441-0 or 978-0-55-400-441-9.

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

1
Understand the various schools of sociological thought and trace their progress.
2
Understand the nature of culture and analyze conformity with and deviance from cultural mores.
3
Understand social structure.
4
Understand major social problems.
5
Understand continuity and change in social groups.
  View course competencies and objectives by chapter.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 16 instructional modules (or lessons).

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
1

Chapter 1: What is Sociology?

Textbook sections 1-1 to 1-4 (pp. 4-27), review online notes
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation

Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity and Conformity

Textbook Sections 2-1 to 2-3 (pp. 34-47), review online notes
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment

Chapter 3: Social Structure

Textbook Sections 3-1 to 3-5 (pp. 54-78), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment
2

Chapter 4: Socializing the Individual

Textbook Sections 4-1 to 4-3 (pp. 90-102), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
Chapter 5:
The Adolescent in Society
Textbook Sections 5-1 to5-3 (pp. 110-128), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment

Chapter 6: The Adult in Society

Textbook Sections 6-1 to 6-3 (pp. 136-150), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation

Chapter 7: Social Control and Deviance

Textbook Sections 7-1 to 7-3 (pp. 158-175), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment
Exam 1 Units 1 though 2
Proctored test
3 Chapter 8: Social Stratification Textbook Sections 8-1 to 8-3 (pp. 186-201), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation

Chapter 9: Racial and Ethnic Relations

Textbook Sections 9-1 to 9-3 (pp. 208-224), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
Chapter 10: Gender, Age, and Health Textbook Sections 10-1 to 10-3 (pp. 233-249), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment

Exam 2

Exam 2 Units 3 though 4
Proctored test
4 Chapter 11: The Family Textbook Sections 11-1 to 11-3 (pp. 260-275), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
Chapter 12: The Economy and Politics Textbook Sections 12-1 to 12-4 (pp. 282-301), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
Chapter 13: Education and Religion Textbook Sections 13-1 to13-4 (pp. 309-330), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment
Chapter 14: Sport and the Mass Media Textbook Sections 14-1, to 14-4 (pp. 339-358), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
5
Chapter 15: Population and Urbanization Textbook Sections 15-1 to 15-3 (pp. 370-387), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
Chapter 16: Collective Behavior and Social Change Textbook Sections 16-1 to 16-5 (pp. 395-423), review online notes Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation, Assignment
Final Exam Units 1 though 6
Proctored test

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Self Checks 10%
Discussion Board Posts 10%
Chapter Assignments 20%
Evaluations 25%
Exams 35%

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