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SOC-101 - Introduction to Sociology - Katie Lookholder

Course:Introduction to Sociology
Professor:Katie Lookholder
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Subject: Sociology

Instructor: Prof. Katie Lookholder


Welcome to my sociology course! I’m very excited to have you join. Please read the information below before starting any coursework.

Course Description

See syllabus.

What to Expect in this Course

Instructions for the Beginning of Class

On the start date for our class, please access our course online via Canvas. Make sure to read through the entire syllabus in the ‘Course Materials’ module and complete the activities in the “Week 1 Module.” Pay attention to the due dates for each assignment in the Week 1 Module. Failure to complete the ‘check-in’ activity will result in getting dropped from the class as a ‘no-show’



The course can be accessed via Canvas ( Follow the login instructions at the bottom of the screen to access our course. Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661) 362-3344 during college business hours, or (877) 889-9052 for 24/7 support.



Aside from communicating through our course website on Canvas, I will use email. The best way to contact me is by email: I typically respond within 24 hours unless it’s over the weekend. Please utilize your MyCanyons email account and check your school email account regularly or set up a forwarding address that you check more frequently. You can reach your MyCanyons email by logging into your MyCanyons portal and clicking on “Canyons Email.”


Class Content

Our class will/may consist of a variety of different methods including; discussion forums, multiple-choice exams, written essays, projects and textbook/article readings. Since online/hybrid classes are much more student-driven, they require a lot of self-discipline. On average, this class might take a bit more time to complete than a face-to-face class. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with the course work and keep track of the deadlines throughout the semester.


Online Attendance Guide

Each week of class has a specific beginning and ending date. Each week begins every Monday at 12:00AM and ends every Sunday at 11:59PM. This means you will only have access to one week at a time and cannot do work ahead of time.

On our class website, you will notice each week has its own ‘Module’ with the date range stated. You will click on the corresponding module each week and complete all required course work listed in the module. For all Discussion Posts throughout the semester, your Initial Response is always due by Thursday @ 11:59PM every week, and your Classmate Responses are always due by Sunday @ 11:59PM every week.

Types of Assessments

Discussion Posts, Writing Assignments, Class Projects.

Textbook Information

All of my classes use OER/ZTC material, so you do not need to purchase anything. All reading material will be posted on canvas.

In order to successfully complete this course, you must have access to a computer with reliable Internet service.

Other Relevant Course Information

Please refer to the syllabus each week for further policies, assignments, and due dates. I am looking forward to a fun and productive semester together! Welcome to Sociology!



Prof. Katie Lookholder

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 09/15/2021 Sub#: 632