SOC 111 Sociology


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 090 or ENG 091 or EAP 093 or higher, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course provides an analysis of American social organization and culture through a cross-cultural perspective. Sociology investigates, describes, and analyzes patterns of human behavior in all areas of human experience for purpose of understanding the human condition.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Describe the research methods used by sociologists. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
  2. Compare the major theoretical approaches of sociology. (CCC 1, 2, 6)
  3. Describe sociological imagination, and explain the implications of this concept. (CCC 1, 2)
  4. Examine material and nonmaterial culture as well as cultural diversity. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
  5. Relate sociological concepts, principles, and process to daily life. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
  6. Assess the impact of socialization on both the individual and society. (CCC 1, 2, 4)
  7. Analyze social stratification and the causes and consequences of classifying people by race, ethnicity, and gender. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  8. Analyze personal reactions to sociological concepts, principles, and processes. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Describe the research methods used by sociologists.
    1. Identify the types of research methods used by sociologists and the main elements of each method.
    2. Use relevant research terminology.
  2. Compare the major theoretical approaches of sociology.
    1. Identify the major tenets of the theoretical approaches to sociology.
    2. Describe the points of contrast and similarities among each approach to sociology.
  3. Describe sociological imagination, and explain the implications of this concept.
    1. Define sociological imagination.
    2. Use sociological imagination in evaluating daily life experiences.
  4. Examine material and nonmaterial culture as well as cultural diversity.
    1. Differentiate between material culture and nonmaterial culture.
    2. Discuss the concept of cultural diversity and its impact on society.
  5. Relate sociological concepts, principles, and process to daily life.
    1. Explain how relevant sociological concepts and principles are applicable to understanding social interactions.
    2. Using sociological concepts and principles, analyze the media’s impact on understanding current events.
  6. Assess the impact of socialization on both the individual and society.
    1. Describe the process of socialization.
    2. Differentiate the major elements of socialization, and explain their impact on the individual and society.
  7. Analyze social stratification and the causes and consequences of classifying people by race, ethnicity, and gender.
    1. Define stratification, and discuss its application to human differences.
    2. Differentiate key identifying factors among the major racial and ethnic groups.
    3. Explain the impact and consequences of classifying people by race, ethnicity, and gender.
  8. Analyze personal reactions to sociological concepts, principles, and processes.
    1. Evaluate relevant sociological concepts and principles applicable to understanding daily life.
    2. Formulate personal reactions to sociological concepts, principles, and processes.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.