SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Instructor: Giselle Blanche
E-Mail: email@example.com (Note: the best way to contact me is through email.)
Class: MW 12 noon - 1:20 p.m., room 1440, CRN #21444
Office: 1423 - 03
Hours: (it is advisable that you make an appointment):
Mon. & Weds.: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs.: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces concepts, theories and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are understood in the context of collective human behavior.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of Soc 101, students will be able to
• define the "sociological imagination" and identify how the discipline of sociology is relevant to the study of contemporary society.
• identify the steps in the research process and how the scientific method is used in the field of sociology.
• differentiate between the major sociological theoretical perspectives - structural functionalism (functionalist), social conflict (conflict) and symbolic interactionism (interactionist).
Essentials of Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach, 9th edition, by James Henslin (ISBN: 0-205-76312). (Note: this is a new edition of the text, and if you have an older edition, it will be your responsibility to determine how the older version is different in regards to the study guides, quizzes, and exams.) You do NOT need to bring your text to class.
Note that there is a copy or two of the text on 2 hour reserve at the library. This means that you can use the book, while remaining in the library, for up to 2 hours at a time.
You need to purchase a supplemental packet at the bookstore. The bookstore sells supplemental...