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College of Southern Idaho Social Science Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology Spring 2009 Ryan Torngren MSW, LMSW Office Hours: By Appointment email@example.com Office Phone: (208) 436-9494 The CSI Mission Statement The College of Southern Idaho, a comprehensive community college, provides educational, social and cultural opportunities for the diverse population of South Central Idaho. In this rapidly changing world, CSI encourages our students to lead enriched, productive and responsible lives. General Education Criteria: This course satisfies all eight criteria for general education. It is designed to: 1. provide a broad-based survey of a discipline and show the interconnectedness of knowledge. 2. develop a discerning individual. 3. practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 4. promote awareness of social and cultural diversity in order to appreciate the commonality of mankind. 5. foster the balance between individual needs and the demands of society. 6. reinforce reading, writing, speaking, and/or quantitative skills. 7. encourage and inspire life-long learning. 8. encourage creativity. Social Science Department Mission Statement The mission of the Social Science Department is to provide educational, social, and cultural opportunities which encourage enriched, productive and responsible lives primarily by instructing students to understand, interpret, and apply Social Science discipline coursework. Social Science Department Goals: This course addresses the following Social Science Department goals, which are to: 1. help students understand important facts, concepts and theories of Social Science subjects. 2. help students acquire techniques and methods used to gain new knowledge in the disciplines. 3. help students learn to distinguish between fact and opinion. 4. teach students to use evaluation, analysis and synthesis to interpret and solve problems. 5. teach students to use different perspectives from the social sciences to make better-informed decisions 6. help students acquire an informed understanding of various cultures. 7. prepare students to transfer to a university. Sociology Program Mission Statement The Sociology Program provides an understanding of the social forces which help shape our lives and the interconnectedness of all peoples. It also prepares students for transfer to upper division sociology programs at the college or university of their choice, and helps them to form rational and constructive relationships with their fellow human beings. Sociology Program Objectives: 1. To introduce students to major sociological theories and sociologists. 2. To provide insights into the relationship between the social organization of group life and its subsequent impacts on the thinking, acting, and interaction patterns of individuals. 3. To offer a General Education choice for the Social Sciences. 4. To contribute to the knowledge base for Criminal Justice Administration, Social Work and other related careers. 5. To furnish quality courses for the first two years of a Sociology major. 6. To prepare students to excel in their upper division programs. Pre-requisites and Prerequisite Skills Catalog Course Description The basic concepts, principles, and processes in sociology. An introduction to material relating to culture, social interaction, institutions, and social change. Required Textbook: Macionis, John J., SOCIOLOGY 11th ED., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2005 Course Outcomes: GE SS SOCY 1. Define sociology, identify the basic components of the 1,2,6 1,2,3,4,7 1,2,3,4,5,6 sociological perspective and understand the major sociological theories. 2. Become familiar with the historical development of sociology. 1,2,6 1,3,47 1,2,3,4,5,6 3. Understand normative systems and the impact of culture upon 4,6,8 1,2,3,4,7 3,5,6 human behavior. 4. Identify the importance of a global perspective and the 4,5,6 1,6,7 3,5,6 interdependence of our world’s nations and peoples. 5. Understand the major features of social stratification systems. 1,2 1,3,7 3,5,6 6. Define various forms of social organizations and understand 3,7,8 1,2,4,7 2,5,6 the relationship between social structure and human behavior. Course Outcomes Aligned with Course Assessment Activities: Quizzes Papers Presentation/Final Class Participation 1 X X 2 X X X X 3 X X X X 4 X X 5 X X 6 X X X X Grading System: Based on percentages. Quizzes 40% Papers 30 % Presentation/ Final 20% Class Participation 10% Quizzes (100 Points) There will be weekly quizzes at the beginning of each class to assess each student’s comprehension of the material. Each quiz will have twenty questions reviewing the previous week’s lecture and reading. The quiz will consist of multiple choice questions. The lowest test score will be dropped and 10 points will be awarded for that quiz. Papers (82 Points) Culture Paper: (62 Points) “What type of culture were you raised in and how does it affect your socialization in society today?” The paper is an I paper and is about YOU. The paper is intended to introduce you to the APA writing format used within Sociology. Also, the paper is intended to assist students with applying concepts from class to their own lives in an attempt to better understand their cultural influences. Two weeks before the papers are due a draft of the paper will be brought to class for peer review, and questioning of the teacher. 10 Points will be awarded for bringing a draft and engaging in the review. (A sample paper will be distributed to demonstrate what an A paper looks like.) Papers are to be APA formatted: 12 point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, title page, and references page. The paper must also include at least three sources, two of which must be journal articles. Video Analysis: (20 points) Towards the middle of the term a film demonstrating sociological concepts will be shown. Students will be asked to take notes on the film, noting various concepts. These notes will then be used to assist the students in writing a 3-4 page paper about the various concepts and terms. The paper will need a title page and will be double spaced. Group Presentation/Final (55 Points) Students are given the option of choosing to engage in a group presentation or take a final exam. Students choosing the group presentation will be broken into groups from which class presentations will be made. These presentations will take the place of the final exam; therefore, the student will not be accountable for the examination. The various groups will present on a chapter from the text. The group will be responsible for the dissemination of text concepts. Presentation length will be determined by the number of groups presenting, and also by the number of participants in the group. The group will be graded on Course concepts discussed, presentation quality, meeting the time requirement, and the demonstration of group cohesion. Also, as this is a group process the group is also involved in the grading to encourage all group member participation. (30 points will be awarded from the instructor; the other 25 points come from an individual evaluation of participation to be completed by each member of the group. Each member has the opportunity to score their group members to help ensure that each member is an active participant.) Students opting to take the final exam will be given a comprehensive review of class information which will assist them in preparing for the final. The class period before the final will be a review period. The test will be 100 comprehensive questions covering all chapters discussed in class. Class Participation (28 Points) Students will receive these points for attendance and participation in classroom discussions. Without these points an A grade cannot be obtained. Course Evaluation: (5 extra credit points) Two weeks before the end of the course a class evaluation is put online for students to evaluate the course. Those students completing the evaluation and then bringing in the printout of the completed evaluation will receive 5 extra credit points. This is the only extra credit offered. Grading Breakdown By Percentages (Based on a Total of 265 points) 100%-90% 265-236 A 89%-80% 235-210 B 79%-70% 209-183 C 69%-60% 182-155 D 59%-0% 154-0 F Attendance: The student is responsible for attendance in class each week. No formal role will taken in class; however, as there will be weekly quizzes attendance will be monitored. Students missing class will miss the quiz or other activity and these activities may not be made up (see Make Up/Late work). Also, this informal attendance will assist in the determination of class participation points. Makeup/Late Work Quizzes may not be made up. If students miss one of the quizzes, the quiz missed automatically becomes the lowest quiz and is thrown out. Absences are the student’s responsibility, meaning it is the student’s responsibility to contact fellow students and read the text chapter for the material covered in class as I will not forward lecture slides. Papers not turned in on time automatically will be docked 30%. They may be turned in before the due date, but those coming in after will receive the penalty plus remain subject to paper grading criteria. Therefore, a late paper could only potentially receive a 70% if everything else in the paper is perfect. However, if an assignment is late it is still in the best interest of the student to turn in the assignment as the final overall grade will be influenced dramatically if the assignment is not turned in. Presentations may not be made up. However, the absent student will receive 80% of the grade the rest of the group receives based upon the actual in-class presentation. These points will then be combined with the points awarded from their group’s assessment of their participation in the presentation preparation. However, if a student takes no active part in the preparation (by their group’s report) and they do not show up for the presentation, they will receive no credit. Plagiarism/Cheating Policy Cheating and Plagiarism is very serious. Anyone caught plagiarizing or cheating will automatically fail the project which the offence occurred upon. To assist in prevention of cheating, no electronic devices will be allowed during quizzes. CSI E-mail E-mail is the primary source of written communication with all CSI students. Students automatically get a CSI e-mail account when they register for courses. Messages from instructors and various offices such as Admission and Records, Advising, Financial Aid, Scholarships, etc. will be sent to the students’ CSI accounts (NOT their personal e-mail accounts). It is the students’ responsibility to check their CSI e- mail accounts regularly. Failing to do so will result in missing important messages and deadlines. Students can check their CSI e-mail online at http://students.csi.edu. Student e-mail addresses have the following format: firstname.lastname@example.org. At the beginning of each semester free training sessions will be offered to students who need help using their CSI e-mail accounts. Dates Topics and Reading Assignments January 21 Introductions January 28 Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective Chapter 2: Sociological Investigation February 4 Chapters 3 & 4: Culture; Society Quiz 1-Chapter 1& 2 February 11 Chapters 5 & 6: Socialization; Social Interaction in Everyday Life Quiz 2-Chapters 3 & 4 February 18 Writing Discussion instruction/Resource Gathering Chapter 8: Sexuality Quiz 3-Chapter 5&6 February 25 Chapter 9: Deviance Quiz 4-Chapters 8 March 4 Chapter 10 & 11: Social Stratification; Social Class in the United States Quiz 5-Chapter 9 March 11 Culture Paper Draft Peer Review Video Video Discussion March 18 **Spring Break** March 25 Chapter 14: Race and Ethnicity Quiz 6-Chapter 10 & 11 April 1 ** Video Analysis Due** Chapter 16 & 20: The Economy and Work, Education Quiz 7-Chapter 14 April 8 Chapter 18 & 19: Family; Religion Quiz 8-Chapter 16 & 20 April 15 Chapter 22 & 24: Population; Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies Quiz 9-Chapter 18 & 19 April 22 Quiz 10-Chapter 22 & 24 Group Presentation **Culture Paper Due** April 29 Group Presentation/ Final Review May 6 Final May 13 Final Week On-line course evaluation Students are strongly encouraged to complete evaluations at the end of the course. Evaluations are very important to assist the teaching staff to continually improve the course. Evaluations are available online at: http://evaluations.csi.edu. Evaluations open up two weeks prior to the end of the course. The last day to complete an evaluation is the last day of the course. During the time the evaluations are open, students can complete the course evaluations at their convenience from any computer with Internet access, including in the open lab in the Library and in the SUB. When students log in they should see the evaluations for the courses in which they are enrolled. Evaluations are anonymous. Filling out the evaluations should only take a few minutes. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated. Disability Policy Any student with a documented disability may be eligible for related accommodations. To determine eligibility and secure services, students should contact the coordinator of Disability Services at their first opportunity after registration for a class. Student Disability Services is located on the second floor of the Taylor Building on the Twin Falls Campus, (208)732-6260. **Syllabus Disclaimer** This Syllabus is subject to change, pending changes are deemed necessary.
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