Big Sandy Community and Technical College Course Sandy Community and Technical College Course Syllabus PS Number: ... SOC 101 Course Credit Hours: 3 ... humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
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Big Sandy Community and Technical College
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: Msmith0588@kctcs.edu
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: Patsy.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.)
Closing read the Getting Started tab in Blackboard. This provide important dates for exams.
Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: Online Blackboard Format
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%
A = 100 90 B= 89.9 80 C= 79.9 70 D= 69.9 65 E= 64.9 >
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.
If a student decides to withdraw from the course, they must complete and submit a withdrawal form.
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