Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology
In this course students analyze the influence of the social environment on behavior and social life, using sociological theoretical perspectives and research methods. Components of culture and social structure are critically examined through sociological theories and concepts, including socialization, deviance, and social change. Students will evaluate social institutions in American society, as well as analyze social stratification and inequality relative to social class, ethnicity, and gender. (Source: Course Catalog 2016-2017)
Prerequisite for this course: eligibility for English 1A
1. The student who achieves the highest number of points on each method of evaluation sets the curve (starts the "A's") for that particular task. The highest number of points achieved equals 100% and the grades are then calculated as follows:
90-100% = A; 80-89%=B; 70-79% = C; 60-69% = D
2. This grading system will also be used to determine final grades which are based upon the highest number of points acquired for the entire semester.
EVALUATION CRITERIA Possible Points
A. Exams (4) 300 (100 pts. per exam)
*Three (3) of the four (4) exams are mandatory. The 4th exam is optional.
B. Research & Critical Thinking Assignment 200 pts. (See Photo Project, p.4)
2. Written Assignment (Report Submission)
3. Oral Presentation
C. Project Draft Submission 25 pts.
D. Peer Reviews (2.5 pts per Review) 75-100 pts (See Page 5)
E. In-Class Essays (3) 75 Pts. (25 pts. per Essay)
F. Attendance 32 pts. (2 pts. per class)
(1 point - attending, 1 point - arriving on time)
G. Participation 32 pts. (2 pts. per class)
H. Possible Extra Credit To Be Announced 5 - 35 Pts.
All Students can view the course syllabus through student myecc accounts.
The Sociology Encyclopedia helps to bridge the gap between the terms we hear in conversations and gives us an overview of the topic or term.
The Sociology Dictionary provides the sociological perspective into the terms that may have a general meaning for society and a more specific meaning in the world of sociology.