SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology - Sheldon Helfing
|Course:||Introduction to Sociology|
Hello SOCI 101 Students,
I hope you are ready for a standout academic experience. Welcome to Sociology 101, the introduction to the field. It is called a “survey” course, being a sampling of important topics. Those topics include race, deviance, women’s studies, family, and religion; and those are just the topics we offer here as additional stand-alone classes here at College of the Canyons. Unlike many other disciplines, our content and features are not in the abstract. It’s at school, down the block, in the community, and affecting our society measurably and immeasurably. Sociologists study both the obvious and the complex, even if it is staring us right in the face, and we don’t notice it.
This course examines small group interactions as well as cultural patterns of American and other societies using the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological principles and applications to explain how values, roles, norms, social interaction, and social inequality as well as other concepts that influence individuals, groups, and society.
What to Expect in this Course
The activities you can expect to engage in the course will include provocative, current, as well ongoing issues in society that affect you. Since there are no class meetings that are either face-to-face or synchronous (meaning - at a specific time), you will be doing more interactive discussion components. You will find them listed chronologically within the Modules section of the Canvas shell for the class.
Types of Assessments
The assessments for the course will include exams related to the material readings and video viewings assigned. There will be a movie/video assignment and discussion boards.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
No textbook used
Other Relevant Course Information
Course and Personal Dynamics
Your desire and self-motivation to actively participate and learn for this class will make you successful with this class. You must be able to keep up with class discussions (both your own and your classmates) as well as keep up with the readings. An online class is not easier than a face-to-face class. In fact, it is more demanding.
Part of being successful in an online class is learning the material, and the other part is being comfortable with the format so that you can access the material. If you are new to online courses, investigate some of the online tutorials.
What to do First on the Start Date of the Course
By the start date for our class, please access our course online via Canvas. Make sure to read through the entire syllabus and check out the assignments, especially those in the first entries of the Module.
I look forward to providing to your engagement and success in this class.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor of Sociology
College of the Canyons
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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 1005