SOC100 - Social Science: Global Issues

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Subject Title
Social Science: Global Issues

Subject Description
To understand the social determinants of thoughts, feelings, and actions it is necessary to explore the role of society, social relations, and socializations in shaping human psychology and conduct. Since every individual is born into a pre-existing society, it seems reasonable that an introduction to the social sciences begins with a presentation of basic sociological concepts, theories, and principles, and how these may be applied toward an understanding of the individual's place within society.

Credit Status
One

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

A. General Objectives: By the end of the semester, students should be able to apply the concepts and principles of general sociology to their personal, social, and professional lives.

B. Specific Objectives: In order to achieve the above "general objectives", student will over the course of the semester:

a. Be introduced to the major schools of sociology
b. Be given the opportunity to gain insight the social determination of thought, feeling, and action.
c. Become acquainted with the following sociological concepts:

1. personal freedom and social conformity
2. Deviance
3. Culture
4. Roles and identities
5. Gender and gender relations
6. Racism and ethnicity
7. Social stratification

Psychological influence
Media influence
Social change

C. Modes of Evaluation

Evaluation is based on:
1. Out of class assignments: 20%
2. In class assignments: 20%
3. Mid-term test 30%
4. Final Test 30%

D. Modes of Instruction

A combination of the following modes of instruction: class lecture, discussion, group work, case studies, individual and team projects, utilizing oral, written and audio-visual sources, will be employed to address matters of learning and teaching.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.