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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • Sociology


Introduction to Sociology SOC-101

  • Fall 2012

  • Section Section 7

  • 3.0 Credits

  • 08/27/2012 to 12/15/2012

  • Modified 08/22/2012



Contact Information


Ken Ostaszewski

kpostasz@nic.edu

769-3322

Description


This introductory course presents the fundamental principles affecting human social systems. The concepts of traditional as well as contemporary theorists will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the forces governing groups and the conditions that transform social life. This course fulfills a social science requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

Outcomes


Sociology- 101
General Education Abilities and Learning Outcomes


General Education Abilities

1. Cultural, Environmental and Global Awareness: The world is becoming smaller and more cultures are coming into contact than ever before. In this course you will not only learn more about our own society, but other cultures as well and how they are connected to the larger socio-historical global whole. In the process of taking this course, you will gain a broader understanding of the similarities and differences from around the world-and within our own culture.

2. Scientific Reasoning: This class requires the ability to organize, develop, and integrate one's own ideas, beliefs and feelings within an appropriate framework, i.e. readings, questions, answers, and comments exchanged in class regarding the various topics covered and discussed. Good communication requires a respectful, courteous manner in spite of differences in ideals and moral values.

3. Critical Thinking: At times during the course of the semester you will be presented with multiple--and perhaps even contradictory--explanations regarding issues surrounding social and cultural phenomena. You will need to understand the different perspectives offered and demonstrate the ability to critically apply the different perspectives put forth in this class.




Learning Outcomes and Assessment

1. Understand the origins of sociology and how sociology relates to the other social sciences. Explain what science is and the methods social scientists use to study their subject matter.

2. Relate how their behavior is social and how they fit into society and other social structures. Discuss the processes involved in social interaction, its impact on social structures, social change, and the socialization process.

3. Describe the nature of culture and its diversity within the United States and internationally. Display an understanding of issues surrounding cultural diversity and an understanding of cultural backgrounds other than their own.

4. Identify and give examples of the various levels of social structure, including social groups, formal organizations, communities, and societies.

5. Describe the properties and processes common to behaviors called "deviant" and the mechanisms of social control that may be applied.

6. Explain the significance and dimensions of social stratification in social structures, and be able to discuss the dynamics of stratification as it relates to race and ethnicity, gender, and age.

7. Describe the basic structures and functions of several social institutions, such as the family, economy, education, religion, and politics. Discuss how social institutions change and how they relate to each other and to other aspects of social structure.

8. Explain the basic elements of ecology and describe how urbanization and population changes influence the social and physical environment

9. Relate what is characteristic of collective behavior and social movements, gives examples of various types of each, and explain how these relate to social change.

Additional Items


 

                                                       Fall Semester, 2012

      NorthIdahoCollege

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Syllabus – Sociology 101 – Sec. 04/07

Instructor: Ken Ostaszewski, M.A., C.C.C.J.S.

National Association of Forensic Counselors

Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist

 Office: M.H.S. 145  Phone: 769-3322

Office hours: 11:00am – 12:00pm (by appointment)

                                                       kpostasz@nic.edu

 

 

 

Course Information:

 

Credit: 3.0 credit hours.

 

Course type: Lecture and group/collaborative discussion and participation.

 

Prerequisites: None.

 

Required textbook:

Sociology – Your Compass For A New World, Robert J. Bym / John Lie Ed.

Publisher:Thomson/ Wadsworth, Brief 3rd Edition/2013 ISBN:978-1-111-83386-2

 

Supplies: No special supplies are required, however as all written work is to be typewritten, access to a word processor or computer is required.

 

Caveats: No special restrictions or requirements not typically associated with academic coursework.

 

Course Description: This introductory course presents the fundamental principles affecting human social systems. The concepts of traditional as well as contemporary theorists will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the forces governing groups and the conditions that transform social life. Since it is a survey course, you will not be spending a lot of time in any one specific area such as family, crime, social problems, environment, etc… Instead, you will be getting a feel for the breadth of the field of sociology and what it means to be a sociologist. This course fulfills a social science requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to the following:

  1. Understand      the origins of sociology and how sociology relates to the other social      sciences. Explain what science is and the methods scientists use to study      their subject matter.
  2. Relate      how their behavior is social, and how they fit into society and other      social structures. Discuss the processes involved in social interaction,      its impact on social structures and social change, and the socialization      process.
  3. Describe      the nature of culture and its diversity within the United States     and internationally. Display an understanding of issues surrounding      cultural diversity and an understanding of cultural backgrounds different      from their own.
  4. Identify and give examples of the      various levels of social structure, including social groups, formal      organizations, communities, and societies.
  5. Describe the properties and processes      common to behaviors called “deviant” and the mechanisms of social control      that may be applied.
  6. Explain the significance and dimensions      of social stratification in social structures, and be able to discuss the      dynamics of stratification as it relates to race and ethnicity, gender,      and age.
  7. Describe the basic structures and      functions of several social institutions, such as the family, economy,      education, and politics. Discuss how social institutions change and how      they relate to each other and to other aspects of social structure.
  8. Explain the basic elements of ecology      and describe how urbanization and population changes influence the social      and physical environment.
  9. Relate what is characteristic of      collective behavior and social movements, give examples of various types      of each, and explain how these relate to social change.

 

Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Your ability to do this will be measured through classroom participation, exams, essays, and/or quizzes.

 

General Education Abilities:

The cumulative outcome of the course objectives will include the following general education abilities addressed as follows:

      

        1. Cultural, Environmental and Global Awareness: The world is becoming smaller                                                                                                                                                                                                           

and more cultures are coming into contact than ever before. In this course, you will      not only learn more about our own society but other cultures as well and how they are connected to the larger socio-historical, global whole. In the process of taking this course, you will gain a broader understanding of the similarities and differences between people from around the world—and within our own culture as well.

  1. Scientific Reasoning: This      class requires the ability to organize, develop, and                                                        

Integrate one’s own ideas, beliefs and feelings, within an appropriate framework,          

             i.e. readings, questions, answers, and comments exchanged in class regarding the  

             various topics covered and discussed. Good communication requires a respectful,         

             courteous manner in spite of differences in ideals and moral values.

       3.  Critical/Creative Thinking : At times during the course of

 the semester, you will be presented with multiple—and perhaps even contradictory

 explanations regarding issues surrounding social and cultural phenomena. You will

 need to understand the different perspectives offered and demonstrate the ability to

 critically apply the different perspectives put forth in this class.

 

Assessment of General Education Abilities: Your ability to do this will be measured         through classroom participation, exams, essays and/or quizzes.

Course Requirements:

 1.  2 hours of study for each class hour. Therefore, a minimum of 6 hours of study

      will be required each week outside of class.                                           

2.   Five examinations covering material from the reading and lectures will be given. The                                                                         

examinations will cover the material since the last exam.

3.   There will be no make-up exams.                                                                                        4.   You must attend class and take your exams at the scheduled time on your course

      Schedule.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5.   No incompletes are assigned in this class                                                             

                                                              

 

Evaluation and Grading:

Grades can be computed at any point in the course by dividing points earned by points possible [Ex. 240/275=87%].  Percentages are as follows:

A         = 93%             C+      = 77%             F = Below 63%

A-        = 90%             C        = 73%

B+       = 87%             C-       = 70%

B         = 83%             D+      = 67%

B-        = 80%             D        = 63%

 

Point System:

Examinations                                                  = 225 points

Class Discussion and Participation                =   50 points

Total                                                               = 275 points

 

Attendance Policy:  Attendance will have a direct bearing upon your grade in the following way. It will affect your grade on participation in class discussions and you may miss important information or changes to the schedule if you are not in class. You are responsible to obtain class notes from another student of information missed during an absence.

 

There will be no make-up exams.

You must attend class and take your exams at the scheduled time on your syllabus.

No incompletes are assigned in this class.

 

Evaluation of participation will include: Preparedness for class (i.e., reading material before class); attention during class, effort made during class to assimilate material; participation in discussions; promptness; and courtesy during class discussions.

 

Classroom Behavior:

Cell phones and pagers will not be permitted in class.

Each student should show manners and consideration for others in the classroom. This is particularly important when we are discussing controversial issues. If your classroom behavior becomes a problem you can be dropped from the class.

 

 

Disability Statement:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, NIC provides services and accommodations to students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional, physical,  visual or hearing disabilities. For more information please contact The Center for Educational Access in theCollegeSkillsCenter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

                     Fall Semester – 2012  

              Tentative Course Schedule

      Introduction to Sociology 101 – Sec. 07     

   Tuesday/Thursday 7:30am –8:45am M.H.S. 117

                        Instructor: Ken Ostaszewski, M.A., C.C.C., J.S.

           Office: M.H.S. 145 Phone: 769-3322

        Office hours:10:30am – 12:pm (by appt.)

                                                  kpostasz@nic.edu

 

 

 

Tentative Course Date            Test/Assignment/Lecture Topic       Assignment/Reading

 

Aug 23 (Tue)                             Introduction                                                    Chapter 1

Aug 25 (Thur)                            A Sociological Compass                                Chapter 1       

                          

Aug 30 (Tue)                             Culture                                                                        Chapter 2

Sept 01 (Thur)                           Culture                                                                        Chapter 2                                

Sept 05 (Mon)                           Labor Day Holiday – Campus Closed

 

Sept 06 (Tue)                             Socialization                                                   Chapter 3

Sept 08 (Thur)                           Socialization                                                   Chapter 3                                                         

 

Sept 13 (Tue)                            Test #1 Chapters 1, 2, 3 - No make up exams!

 

Sept 15 (Thur)                           Social Interaction To Social Organization    Chapter 4                               

Sept 20 (Tue)                             Deviance, Crime, and Social Control                        Chapter 5

Sept 22 (Thur)                           Deviance, Crime, and Social Control                        Chapter 5                                  

Sept 27 (Tue)                             Social Stratification:

                                                   United States and Global Perspectives          Chapter 6

 

Sept 29 (Thur)                           Test # 2 Chapters 4,5,6 - No make up exams!

 

Oct 04 (Tue)                              Globalization, Inequality, and Development Chapter 7

Oct 06 (Thur)                             Race and Ethnicity                                         Chapter 8

                                                                                                                           

Oct 11 (Tue)                              Race and Ethnicity                                         Chapter 8                   

Oct 13 (Thur)                             Sexuality and Gender                                     Chapter 9

 

 

 

 

Oct 18 (Tue)                              Sexuality and Gender                                                 Chapter 9

 

Oct 20 (Thur)                            Test #3 on Chapters 7, 8, 9 - No make up exams!

  

Oct 25 (Tue)                           Advising Day – No Day Classes Scheduled

 

Oct 27 (Thur)                             Families                                                          Chapter 10                    

Nov 01 (Tue)                             Religion and Education                                  Chapter 11

 

Nov 03 (Thur)                            Politics, Work, and the Economy                  Chapter 12

 

Nov 07 (Mon)                            Last Day to withdraw from class.

 

Nov 08 (Tue)                             Politics, Work, and Education                       Chapter 12

Nov 10 (Thur)                           Test # 4 on Chapters 10, 11, 12 - No make up exams!

 

Nov 15 (Tue)                             Health, Medicine, Disability                          Chapter 13            

                                                   And Aging

 

Nov 17 (Thur)                            Collective Action & Social Movement         Chapter 14

 

Nov 22 (Tue)                             Class Cancelled for the Holidays!

            

Nov 23-25                                  Thanksgiving Holiday – Campus Closed

                                 

Nov 29 (Tue)                             Collective Action & Social Movement         Chapter 14

                                                                                                                                                              

Dec 01 (Thur)                            Population, Urbanization,

                                                   and the Environment                                      Chapter 15

 

Dec 06 (Tue)                            Test # 5 on Chapters 13, 14, 15 - No make up exams!

Dec 08 (Thur)                           Test # 5 on Chapters 13, 14, 15 – No make up exams!      

 

Dec 09 (Fri)                               Curriculum Day. No Day Classes Scheduled!

 

Dec 12 -15                                 Final Exams Week –  Study!

 

       Dec 26-30                                   Holiday Break – Campus closed

 

        

 

 

 

Division Policies


For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please ferfer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: http://www.nic.edu/policy/ 

Academic Dishonesty
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College. These violations include the following:

Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.
Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Plagiarism: knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in an academic exercise.
Violation of Intellectual Property: stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources,materials, or official documents of the college.Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject.

North Idaho College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides both services and accommodations to students who meet the guidelines provided in these acts.  For a complete description, please see:  http://www.nic.edu/policy/Section5/PL-5-13.pdf

Please contact the North Idaho College Center for Educational Access in Seiter Hall, Room 100 for assistance.  Phone:  208-769-5947

To withdraw from all courses a student must obtain a college withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office, secure the signatures of those persons indicated on the form, and return the form to the Registrar's office. No student may withdraw from the college after the final date of withdrawal from courses except for compelling and extraordinary reasons. In such circumstances a student must petition the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee for late withdrawal from college using the college withdrawal form available in the Registrar's Office.

For complete information regarding student withdrawals, please see the North Idaho College Policy 5.04.01:  http://www.nic.edu/policy/ 

Institutional Policies


Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.

Non-Payment

By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.

Withdrawal

Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes for the fall term: November 7, 2011. 

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure: http://www.nic.edu/modules/images/websites/121/file/section5/5.04.02procedure.pdf.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: http://www.nic.edu/Websites/index.asp?dpt=29&pageID=1336

Additional withdrawal information:  http://www.nic.edu/catalog

Incompletes

An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, ESU, 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement


DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

DROP FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  You must attend and participate in the first week of this class. Failure to do so will result in your being dropped from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. For Internet classes, attendance is based on participation in an instructional activity; you must complete the first week’s assignment(s) by the assignment due date. Drop for non-attendance occurs at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on the second Tuesday of the semester.