Sociology 104: Social Problems
Recommended Preparation: Sociology 101;
Eligibility for English 1A
Transfer CSU, UC
In this course students examine social problems facing societies today. Topics include problems associated with deviance, crime, inequality, social institutions, and modernization. Social problems will be analyzed from various sociological perspectives to better understand their possible causes and consequences. Strategies for
addressing social problems will be discussed and assessed (Source: Course Catalog 2016-2017)
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.