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  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College

    Course Syllabus

    PS Number: 89303 Semester: Spring Year: 2016

    Faculty Name: Matthew B. Smith Title: Associate Professor of Sociology

    Course Prefix and Number: SOC 101 Course Credit Hours: 3

    Course Prerequisites: None

    Course Title: Introduction to Sociology

    Catalog Course Description: Introduction to the concepts and methods of sociology. Investigation of socialization, group processes, social inequality, social institutions, and social change. Students may not receive credit for both this course and RSO 102.

    Instructor Contact Information:

    Campus Location: Prestonsburg Building & Room: Pike 112F

    Office Hours: TBA

    Office Phone Number: 606-889-4767 Alternate Number: NA

    Best Times to Call: Email Only

    KCTCS Email:

    Special Instructions: None

    Supervisor Contact Information:

    Name: Dr. Patsy Jackson

    Campus Location: Prestonsburg Building & Room: Campbell (C120H)

    Office Phone Number: 606-889-4711

  • KCTCS Email:

    Text and Supplies:

    Introduction to Sociology, Eleventh Ed., by: Henry L. Tischler. Thomas-Wadsworth, 2011.

    KCTCS General Education Competencies

    Students should prepare for twenty-first century challenges by gaining: A. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural worlds through study in the sciences

    and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts. Method to Achieve Competency:

    B. Intellectual and practical skills, including

    inquiry and analysis

    critical and creative thinking

    written and oral communication

    quantitative literacy

    information literacy

    teamwork and problem solving Method to Achieve Competency:

    C. Personal and social responsibility, including

    civic knowledge and engagement (local and global)

    intercultural knowledge and competence

    ethical reasoning and action

    foundations and skills for lifelong learning Method to Achieve Competency:

    D. Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized skills.

    Method to Achieve Competency:

    Course Specific Competencies (Student Outcomes):

    Upon completion of this course, the student can: 1. Read with comprehension. 2. Make connections in learning across the disciplines and draw logical conclusions. 3. Demonstrate problem-solving through interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, and/or integrating a variety of materials. 4. Apply learning in academic, personal, and/or public situations. 5. Recognize the relationship of the individual to human heritage and culture. 6. Recognize the major perspectives of sociology, important sociologists and their ideas. 7. Identify the basics of social research.

  • 8. Demonstrate an understanding* of the sociological concept of culture. 9. Recognize the processes of socialization throughout the life cycle. 10. Identify the means and mechanisms of social control in societies. 11. Identify the sociological concept of deviance and its manifestations. 12. Recognize the basic concepts of social structure. 13. Demonstrate an understanding* of social institutions in society. 14. Demonstrate an understanding* of social stratification and its significance. 15. Recognize the importance and role of race and ethnicity in society. 16. Recognize the importance of gender in society. *The concepts in these competencies are complex and multi-faceted, and there are multiple accepted approaches to these concepts within the discipline of sociology. Understanding may be demonstrated through any of the following: essays, short answer responses, papers, presentations, oral reports, projects, and well-crafted multiple choice questions.

    Lab Competencies (Student Outcomes): (Enter N/A if this does not apply.)


    Course Outline:

    Closing read the Getting Started tab in Blackboard. This provide important dates for exams.

    Course Structure:

    Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: Online Blackboard Format

    Technology/Media Component:

    The technology/media component in this course consists of blackboard platform and media associated with the course textbook.



    Course Requirements and Evaluation:

    Grades will be based on the following: 4 Exams (25% each) = 100%

    Grading Policy:

    A = 100 90 B= 89.9 80 C= 79.9 70 D= 69.9 65 E= 64.9 >

    Attendance Policy:

    Does not apply to online classes.

    Missed Exam Policy:

    You must take the exams when they are scheduled. If you have a conflict, contact me beforehand (in person or by email).

    Late Assignment Policy:

    Faculty reserve the right to not accept late work.

    Withdrawal Policy:

    If a student decides to withdraw from the course, they must complete and submit a withdrawal form.

    Additional information can be found at the following site:



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