SYG1010

Contemporary Sociology

Course Code: SYG1010

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course is intended to provide the student with an insight into some of the major social issues and problems confronting American society. The course will have the flexibility to shift the focus on issues and problem areas as they move in and out of the social arena. It will provide students with a multi-cultured, unisex course capable of dealing with any social problem subject area deemed appropriate for study. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.

Course Details

Instructors:

Latresha Moore, Ed.D
bighem-moorel@chipola.edu
850-718-2272

Travis Bradshaw, Ph.D.
bradshawt@chipola.edu
850-718-2319

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Giddens, Anthony, et.al. Essentials of Sociology-W/ACCESS. 7th Ed. New York: Norton, 2019. Print. ISBN: 9780393674088

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.

SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary social issues.

SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.

SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.

SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Show how contemporary sociology involves developing a sociological imagination, a global perspective, and social change.
  • Identify the steps of the research process in social science.
  • Apply basic concepts and theories sociologist use to understand contemporary sociology.
  • Formulate a well-developed oral presentation 

 

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2

SS-1, SS-2

SS-5

 

Tests, Quizzes, Reports, Skills Demonstration, Projects, Cumulative Final

 

 

  • Read all assigned material, including text and articles.
  • Study notes for lectures, presentations and videos.
  • Turn in all homework and writing assignments.
  • Identify and explain concepts in writing assignments.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions.

Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.

 

 

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