Sociology 101- Introductory Sociology

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Sociology 101 Assignments

For classes meeting between:

Specific assignments relating to my online lecture will be given to you in class prior to assignment due date.

The chapter lecture relating to for example, Culture, can be accessed at:

On the left side of your screen you will notice Mediasite Catalog. Click on G.Rodgers and it will present you with a second page. Select Sociology 101 for the online lecture relating to Culture, and/or other chapter material. Again, specific assignments relating to this lecture will be given to you in class prior to stated due date.


        Syllabus for Sociology 101

Course Description:

An introductory course to the study of society.  Major ideas, concepts, and methods in the study of society to include culture, social structure, social stratification, deviance and social control, social change, and marriage in the family.

Course Objectives:

    1.    You as a student will view Sociology as a science that approaches the study of human behavior in a systematic manner.

    2.    To acquaint you with the components of culture and their impact on human behavior and the socialization process.

    3.    To provide you with the opportunity to identify the causes and processes of deviant behavior and the mechanisms of social control.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete a degree or certificate at Imperial Valley College will demonstrate comopetency in these five areas: communicaton skills, critical thinking skills, personal responsibility, information literacy, and global awareness.

In this class the Mid-term/Final Exams assess student learning outcomes.

Competency includes the student applying the rules of scientific method and empirical analysis in understanding social behavior.

Competency includes the student identifying the components of culture and their impact on human behavior.

Competency includes the student analysis of the socialization process and identifying the different types of socialization through the life cycle.

Unit Value:

Three (3) units

Required Textbook:

Carl, John D . Think Sociology 2011 .  First Edition, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2011.

Evaluation Method:

Your grade in this course is based on the accumulation of percentage points generated from the following:

    1.    Quiz Average                                                 33%   (of total grade)

    2.    Mid-Term Examination                                   33%   (of total grade)

    3.    Final Examination                                           33%   (of total grade)

* Note that Internet assignments may be counted as Quiz grades.

Grades will be based on the following percentages:

    90 - 100%  - A

    80 -  89%   - B

    70 -  79%   - C

    60 -  69%   - D

    00 -  59%   - F

*During the determination of the student's Quiz Average, the lowest quiz (1) (percentage score) will be dropped and not counted as part of the average. Students should be advised that  make-up test will not be given for missed chapter quizzes.

*Internet assignments may be counted as quiz grades.


The IVC General Catalog states:

    "Regular attendance in all classes is expected of all students enrolled.  Instructors are expected to take a student's attendance record into account in computing grades.  A student may be excluded from further attendance in a class during any semester when absences after the close of registration have exceeded the number of class hours which the class meets per week."

This policy will be taken into consideration during the semester concerning a student's continued participation in the class.

Disabled Student Programs and Services:

Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Located in the Health Science Building, #2117, or by calling (760) 355-6312.                                                            

Tentative Assignment & Test Schedule:  (Subject to change)                                                

Spring Session

Week 1.    Ch. 1 - Intro., key concepts                          Week 9.     Ch.13  - Crime/Deviance

Week 2.    Ch. 1 - Concepts,Foundations                       Week 10.   Ch. 7  - Social Stratification

Week 3.    Ch. 2 - Research, quiz                                 Week 11.   Ch. 8   - Global Stratification, quiz

Week 4.    Ch. 3 - Culture                                            Week 12.   Ch.10  - Race & Ethnic Stratification

Week 5.    Ch. 3 - Culture, quiz                                    Week 13.   Ch.9   - Population/Enviornmental Impact, quiz

Week 6.    Ch. 6 - Groups, quiz                                    Week 14.   Ch.11 - Gender Stratification

Week 7.    Ch. 4/5 - Soc. Interact/Socilization              Week 15.   Ch.14 - Marriage and Family

Week 8.    Mid-Term Examination                                 Week 16.     Final Examination

*Please note that dates of chapter quizzes and on-line internet assignments will be announced in class. 













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