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SOCI 210 : Introduction to Sociology

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Introduction to Sociology
Students are provided an integrated survey of the fundamental concepts of culture, forms of collective behavior, community and social organization, social interaction, and social change. The social effects of aviation and the impact of science on the social order living in an air age will also be investigated.

This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific discipline of sociology and to provide practical applications of this discipline. It is intended that the student should not only learn the terminology of a new field, but that he/she should be able to relate it to his or her own life experiences. As each of us is a social entity, it is important that we all understand the manner in which society functions, as well as our relationship to other nations and cultures.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Define social psychology, describe its goals and paradigms, and distinguish it from other sciences which study human behavior

2. Describe the methods of research used in the field of sociology

3. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the range of sociological theories and schools of thought

4. Explore the topics of culture, socialization, social structure and social control

5. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of social institutions (including family, religion, education, the economy and health care), their origins, functions and values to societies

6. Explore the topics of social stratification, social mobility and the various manifestations of social inequality

7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elements and forces involved in social change

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Donna L. Roberts, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Donna L. Roberts, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Alan R. Bender, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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