Course Outline Proposal
Social Science/Introduction to Sociology
A: 1. Unit Code 212
2. Suggested Course Title:
SO 100 Introduction to Sociology
B: Curriculum/Program: Liberal Arts/Social Science
C. Catalog Description:
SO 100 Introduction to Sociology
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
An introductory course in the concepts of sociology; a study of social interaction,
social organization, and the processes which are common to group and
institutional life. This course serves as the platform for the field of sociology.
What is sociology and how can we apply the sociological perspective (SP) to
everyday life.
F/S (C, N, S)
D. Duration of Instructional Period:
This course will take one of the following Semester formats:
50 Minutes, 3 class meetings per week, 15 weeks
75 Minutes, 2 class meetings per week, 15 weeks
150 Minutes, 1 class meeting per week, 15 weeks
E. Academic Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
(Lecture Hours, Lab Hours, Credit Hours) e.g. (3-0-3)
F. Suggested Text/Course Materials: A comprehensive Sociology Text book
such as any one of the following:
Textbook: Eitzen, D. S., Zinn, M., & Smith, K. (2013). In Conflict And Order:
Understanding Society. New York: Pearson.
Benokratis, N. V. (2010). SOC. Belmont CA, Wadsworth Cengage
Ferris, K., & Stein, J. (2012). The Real World: An Introduction to
Sociology. New York: W.W. Norton and Co.
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G. Course Outcomes:
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT
WILL BE ABLE TO:
COURSE
OUTCOME
NUMBER
COURSE OUTCOME
01
Explain & Appraise: Sociology as a science and correct common
misconceptions about the field
02
Describe and compare the scientific methods used in
sociological research (evidenced-based-sociology)
03
Define, Name & Describe sociological terminology, recognize
researchers/theorists who have shaped the field and current
research (Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber)
04
Develop critical thinking skills and scientific literacy
05
Explain the basic concepts of social structure, social institutions,
and cultural processes underling behavior
06
Name & Describe the basic concepts of social forces, social
interaction, social groups, sociological thinking, intelligence, the
sociological imagination, and the applied approaches to problemsolving and policy approaches to social problems.
07
Recognize and have an appreciation for the complexity and
diversity of human-social behavior
08
Apply sociolgical concepts and findings to everyday life.
H. Program Competencies:
1) Students will demonstrate understanding of the methods social
scientists use to explore social phenomena, including sociological
observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data
collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of
statistical and qualitative, interpretive analysis.
2) Students will demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, models and
issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences (e.g., social
psychology, historical sociology, political sociology).
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I. SUNY General Education Ten Knowledge Areas: Social Science
Knowledge Area
SUNY KNOWLEDGE AREA
(SOCIAL SCIENCE)
LEARNING OUTCOME
01. Students will demonstrate:
understanding of the methods social
scientists use to explore social
phenomena, including observation,
hypothesis development,
measurement and data collection,
experimentation, evaluation of
evidence, and employment of
statistical and interpretive analysis;
02. Students will demonstrate:
knowledge of major concepts, models
and issues of at least one discipline in
the social sciences.
COURSE OUTCOME(S) RELATED
TO SUNY KNOWLEDGE AREA
LEARNING OUTCOME
(1), (2), (3), (4), (8)
(5), (6), (7)
J. ECC Graduate Learning Outcomes (LO):
ECC GRADUATE LEARNING
OUTCOMES (LO)
COURSE OUTCOME(S) RELATED
TO GRADUATE LEARNING
OUTCOMES (GLO)
2. Critical Analysis and Reasoning
(2), (3), (4)
4. Scientific Reasoning
(1), (5), (6), (7), (8)
K. Student Learning:
K1. Evaluation of Student Learning
ASSESSMENT METHOD
UTILIZED IN THIS
COURSE (yes/no)
Examinations
Yes
PERCENTAGE
OF FINAL
GRADE
50 - 100
Quizzes
Yes
0 - 20
Written Assignments
Yes
Extra Credit
3
Reading Assignments
Research Projects
Yes
0 - 10
Yes
0 - 10
Yes
Extra Credit
Portfolios
Oral Presentations
Collaborative Assignments
Article Analysis
Capstone Activities
Web- Based Assignment
K2. Assessment of Student Learning
ASSESSMENT METHOD
Final Exam Survey
UTILIZED IN THIS
COURSE (yes/no)
Yes
L. Library Resources (suggested/optional):
 Library Resource Database: http://libguides.ecc.edu/dbs
 MySocLab:
http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/mysoclab/
 Aplia: https://www.aplia.com/
M. Topical Outline:
INSTRUCTIONAL
PERIOD
(weeks/days)
AMOUNT OF
TIME SPENT
ON TOPIC
What is Sociology; Major
Schools of thought and research
methods
1 Wk – 2 Wks.
150 – 300 Min.
Sociological Basis of Behavior-social groups,
social interaction, social structure
1 – 2 Wks.
150 - 300 Min.
SPECIFIC COURSE TOPIC
4
1 Wk.
150 Min.
1 Wk.
150 Min.
1 – 3 Wks.
150 – 450 Min.
(4 – 7 Wks Total)
1 Wk.
1 – 3 Wks.
1 Wk.
600 – 1,150 Min.
1 Wk.
150 Min.
1Wk.
150 Min.
1 Wk.
150 Min.
Culture: Socialization
Social Control/Deviance
Social Class, Social Stratification,
Race, & Gender
Optional Topics
Economy & Polity
Families, Education,& Religion
Globalization: Economic &
Demographic
Population, Urbanization & the
Environment
150 Min.
150 – 450 Min.
150 Min.
Duality of Social Life:
Functionalism/Order sociology &
Conflict sociology
Contemporary SociologyMcDonaldization of Society
N: Proposal Prepared by: Social Sciences Sociology Faculty – Richard F.
Mancuso, Derek Bateman
Spring 2014 Semester
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