Maine East High School Social Science Department - Mr. Zielinski SYLLABUS FOR SOCIOLOGY DESCRIPTION: Sociology is a one-semester elective course which examines the role of the individual within society, as well as a wide variety of complex social environments around the world and throughout history. MATERIALS: Students are to have a notebook (a three-ring binder with pockets and blank paper) devoted exclusively to social science, and an ample supply of pens and pencils. The text is the seventh edition (2011) of Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, written by William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey, published by Pearson, Allyn and Bacon. RULES: All students are expected to abide by all school policies outlined in the Maine East Student Handbook and the Maine Township High School Guide to Discipline. Additional class rules and regulations are detailed in the handout, "MR. Z'S RULES & GUIDELINES." GRADES: Grades will be determined on a running point total basis for the duration of each semester, with 90.0% of the total possible points equaling the lowest possible A, 80.0% the lowest possible B, 70.0% the lowest possible C, and 60.0% the lowest possible D. There will be various grading categories of roughly equal weight, including tests and quizzes, homework, notes, and projects. The following assignments are generally worth the following points: Homework, worksheets, extra credit Quizzes Tests & major projects 5 - 25 points 20 - 50 points 75 - 250 points There will be a test at the end of each unit. The midterm and final exams are comprehensive. UNITS OF STUDY: Units of study in this course include Introduction to Social Science and Sociology, the Sociological Perspective, Social Framework, Social Differentiation and Inequality, Social Institutions, and Social Change. Certain holidays will be viewed from sociological perspectives as well. INSTRUCTOR’S TEACHING SCHEDULE: periods 2, 3, 5, 6 & 9 in room 319. OFFICE HOURS: pers 1, 4 (lunch), & 8 usually in room 319 or 332 (the Soc. Sci. Dept Office) EMAIL: [email protected] SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE NUMBER: (847) 692-8458. WEBSITE: http://east.maine207.org/staff/?StaffId=997 VOICEMAIL: (847) 825-4484 ext. 1388.