sociology syllabus

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SOCIOLOGY SYLLABUS
Instructor: Ms. Crockett
Room number: B-216
Prep Time: 1:50-2:40
Textbook: Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships
WHAT I EXPEXCT OF YOU
Students at Mustang High School in Sociology class will acquire the knowledge and skills to make
decisions and act as responsible members of society. I hope all students will feel welcomed and
included, and be free from harassment based upon ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other differences.
I encourage you to take risks, share ideas and stories appropriate to the class. Respect is a very big issue
for me! I expect ALL of us to avoid “put downs” as well as derogatory comments or gestures. Should I
do any behavior that violates this principal, please call me on it. You and I are responsible for every
behavior we do. You will be treated as responsible adults, not children.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is an elective and is a general introduction to sociology. It is designed with the college
bound student in mind. Sociology is required as a general education requirement for many courses in
college. This course will introduce the student to the terms and basic knowledge they will need to
prepare them for an entry-level course in college.
COURSE LEVEL OUTLINE: Things you ought to learn by taking this course:
A. To understand how Sociology views society and to develop a broader and more comprehensive
understanding of the complex society in which we live.
B. To explain the relationship between the most basic cultural concepts, values, norms, roles, and
sanctions.
C. To explain why people behave the way they do employing the concept of socialization.
D. To explain why people deviate from and conform to the norm.
E. To evaluate our society’s system for dealing with deviants.
F. To identify and explain the basic causes for human hatred and prejudice.
G. To critically examine how the school as a social institution has molded their behavior.
H. To understand the nature and variability of cultures in order to better understand our own.
I. To explain human motivation in terms of interactions and group membership.
J. To begin to be able to explain human behavior in terms of abstract sociological concepts.
K. To analyze how families and family systems influence their behavior.
L. To identify major social concerns and understand their importance so that students as future
citizens will be better prepared to confront problems.
M. Analyze problems that teens face in today’s world.
CLASS MATERIALS TO BE BROUGHT DAILY:
1. Assignment
2. Sociology notebook
3. Supplies: pen (blue or black) pencil, and notebook paper
CLASSROOM DECORUM
1. Chewing gum is permitted, but I don’t want to see it, hear it, step on it, or have it end up
in the textbooks or on the desks.
2. In order to maintain a good classroom atmosphere, you are to respect the rights of
others to speak and be silent unless called upon.
3. It is your responsibility to keep the area around your desk clean.
4. Always treat the substitute with respect. If your name is written down for not behaving
like a young adult, you will receive some sort of punishment, determined by me!
5. CELL PHONES: When you walk in the classroom, the phones need to be put away where
I cannot see them. There will be times you will use your phones in class for research,
but unless I give permission to have them out, they need to be out of sight.
CLASS WORK
1. Class work will be regularly assigned. If you work in class, you won’t have that much
homework.
2. It is your responsibility to find out what assignments/projects you missed if you were
absent. If you fail to get your assignment, it will be a zero.
3. Late work will be accepted one day late for HALF credit.
Remember: make sure you don’t exceed the number of days you can be absent so you
will receive credit for this course.
The bell does NOT excuse you, I do
TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR YOUR ACTIONS!!!!!!
NO CHEATING, WHICH INCLUDES COPYING ANSWERS FROM ANOTHER STUDENTS
PAPER! AUTOMATIC ZERO, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!
GRADES-Total point scale
Worksheets 100 points
Vocabulary 10-25 points
Tests 200 points
Journal entries 50-100 points
CROCKETT’S CLASS RULES
1. BE PROMPT
2. BE PREPARED
3. BE POLITE
4. BE PRODUCTIVE
5. BE POSITIVE
PARTICIPATION:
***I strongly encourage you to participate in class discussions and activities. Students assist in
creating the atmosphere and mood of the class. Please become actively involved when
appropriate!
***You are also encouraged to bring into class any materials, ideas, news, articles, artifacts, etc.
***Positive class participation is expected. It includes paying attention, not sleeping in class,
looking interested in the class material, asking questions about the material you’ve read, and
contributing something to the class activities of the day
***I WON’T GIVE UP ON YOU, EVEN IF YOU GIVE UP ON YOURSELF***
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