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SPC SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology

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1 South Plains College: General Course Syllabus Department: Behavioral Sciences Discipline: Sociology Course Number: Sociology 1301 Course Name: Introduction to Sociology Credit: 3 Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 This course satisfies a core curriculum requirement: Yes- Behavioral Science Prerequisites: none for campus; TSI reading for INET Campuses: Levelland, Reese, Plainview, ATC, INET Textbook: Society the Basics: John J. Macionis, 11th edition Course Specific Instructions: INET classes go to Blackboard to enter; campus classes may have additional materials may be available on Blackboard or MySPC. Course Description: This course is a study of human group behavior, including the forms which group life takes; relationships of groups to other groups; influence of groups on the individual and relationships of individuals to each other as members of groups. Course Purpose: This course is an introduction course designed to provide students with an understanding how society is structured, an understanding of the theories and language of sociology and their role in that society. Course Requirements: Students should attend all classes and complete assigned work and exams. Course Evaluation: Refer to specific COURSE INFORMATION SHEET for specifics on assignments and testing. Attendance Policy: Refer to COURSE INFORMATION SHEET. Attendance is critical for success when absences become excessive, the student will be withdrawn from the course. Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply and recognize the sociological perspective to social experiences in areas related to social class, gender, age, sexual orientation, and religion. 2. Distinguish among sociological methods and interpret the scientific methods. 3. Compare and contrast between the three major theories: structural functional, social conflict and symbolic interaction. 4. Identify and recognize among various components of social structure and social institutions. 5. Evaluate elements of applying sociological concepts to real life experiences. SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE Mission Statement2 "In order to accomplish its mission, South Plains College is committed to the following purposes: To provide Student he opportunity to learn as a lifelong endeavor; to acquire skills for communications, critical thinking and problem solving; to explore the use of technology; to express creativity; to experience; and to grow socially." Learning Outcomes Communication and Collaboration - Demonstrate an ability to read, write and speak clearly and concisely - Value of diversity and differences in people Critical Thinking - Explore relationships of ideas and see their similarities and differences - Synthesize diverse concepts to create new ideas - Ability to integrate ideas across the disciplines and personal life Leadership - Exhibit personal responsibility and ethical judgment - Demonstrate professionalism, honesty and integrity SPC Catalogue Description: Soci1301: Introduction to Sociology (3:3:0) This course is a study of human group behavior, including the forms which group life takes; relationships of groups to other groups, influence of groups on the individual and relationships of individuals to each other as members of groups. Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 45110151253 Course Information Sheet Soci 1301 Introduction to Sociology Asst. Professor Jana Daniel Spring 2011 Phone: (806) 716-2480 (Levelland Campus) Office: AD147 (Levelland Campus) Office hours: MW 10:00 – 11:30 am; TR 10:00 – 11:00 am; F 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, by e-mail or by appointment E-mail: [email protected] Textbook: Society: The Basics, by John J. Macionis, 11th edition, Publisher: Prentice Hall Companion website: If you choose the companion site for the 9th edition, it is free and there is no log in. The information is still very helpful for the 11th edition. If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste the address into your browser window. How this Course is Conducted: This course is a blended course which means that you will attend the regular classroom for general instruction and you will also access Blackboard for a portion of your course work and for your grades. Logging into Blackboard: Go to to access your course. You can get to the website for the course in two ways. You can go to the SPC Homepage and click on the Blackboard link in the upper right-hand corner of the page or you can type or copy the address into the address window of your computer. I recommend that you bookmark Blackboard on your computer for access if the SPC server is down. Blackboard operates on a separate server from the SPC servers so it may be up and working even if the SPC site is not working. Once you reach the site you will click "Log In". The log-in screen will come up asking for your user name and password. Simply follow the instructions on the screen. · Your user name is the first initial of your first name, last name, last 4 digits of your Student ID (not your Social Security number). Example: jdoe1234 · Your password is the same as your password for MySPC. · You are required to log into the Blackboard portion of the course and send an e-mail each week as part of your grade. You are also required to submit coursework through Blackboard.4 OTHER INFORMATION concerning Blackboard: Open Computer Lab: There is an Open Computer Lab located on the Levelland campus in the Technology Center. It is available to all students, with priority given to those students enrolled in computer classes. Computers are also available on the Reese Center, Lubbock, and Plainview campuses. Check with libraries and labs for hours. Technical Problems/Support: If you are having computer problems, you have to let me know. I will try to help you in any way that I can. Please remember that it is your responsibility to have a backup plan if your computer goes down. Please have this plan in place now and do not wait until it is a crisis situation. If you lose your course work due to bad flash drives, Internet service down, computer crash, or your dog ate your homework, there is nothing I can do about it. THIS IS YOUR WARNING TO HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN PLACE. SPC Technical Support Contact: Call (806) 894-9611 ext 2180 or email at [email protected] for student technical support. I am your course work support contact.

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