SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course is an introductory analysis of the nature of society; the interrelationships of its component groups and the processes whereby society persists in change.
Schedule: Fall, and spring. This course follows the on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Alice West
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- To introduce you to the world of sociology and the resulting work of people in the workforce.
- Develop an acute view of activities and how they relate to the tendencies of human behavior.
- Understand basic components of human social systems and scientific methods used to ascertain them.
- Apply scientific methods of analysis to social movements, issues, and trends.
- Examine social issues from a humanistic perspective.
- Explain why the idea of social structure is important in understanding society and identify variations of it.
- Regular participation in the class is expected.
- Each chapter will be followed by graded assignments that must be completed by the end of the week.
- A short quiz will be given after each chapter, and five exams will be given throughout the course.
- Students are expected to contribute to online course discussions.
- Grades are based on total points earned.
- Students are expected to complete a four page research paper with details regarding the paper to follow in the course.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All assignments and exams will be taken online.
- Students need to select a testing environment conducive for testing such as a distraction-free area at home or a computer lab at a library.
- Each quiz or exam will be available for one week on dates set by the instructor. Students can take a quiz or exam at any time during the week.
- Each quiz or exam will be available for a limited period of time.
- Quizzes and exams are comprised primarily of multiple choice questions.
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