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1 Introduction to Sociology SY101 OC Wilfrid Laurier University Instructor: Jeffery Klaehn Email: [email protected]caCalendar Description A survey of the perspectives, concepts and methods used by sociologists to gain an understanding of social relations and interactions in such institutions as the family, religion, education, government and industry. Course Approach SY101OC is a half‐credit course. As an online learning course, it is essential that you take the initiative to read each of the chapters and prepare yourself for the unit tests and the final examination. You will also be required to write three unit assignments. There are 12 lessons to this online course. Each unit begins with a task guide to help organize what you are expected to do. Lesson objectives are provided to highlight what you should be able to do by the end of each lesson. Use the online course lessons as a guide to help direct your studying. They are designed so that you can make your own study notes as you go through the online course lesson material. The assignments and tests are designed to enrich your experience with the course material. Please use these assignments to reflect and pursue sociological issues that you are personally curious about. The lessons also entail opportunities to test yourself and also to reflect on the material. Use these opportunities to prepare yourself for assessments and also to develop your sociological imagination. Broad Course Learning Objectives: By the end of this course students should be able to: 1. explain and apply sociological perspectives to social relations and interactions. 2. outline and describe terminology and assumptions central to sociology. 3. describe methods used by sociologists. 4. explain how culture, socialization and social structure influence human behaviour. 5. begin to apply sociological perspectives and theories to contemporary social problems. 6. evaluate how you shape society and how society shapes you.
2 Course Tools and Learning Materials Textbook: Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective By: Bruce Ravelli; Michelle Webber 2015, 3rd Edition Pearson Canada Films: There are two films that are streamed online. Lesson 4 Doing Sociological Research Lesson 9 Race and Sex: What we think (but can’t say)*directions to access Library media is included in the lesson notes Online Media Clips, Links, Articles Throughout each lesson there are a smattering of video clips and web links to online resources and articles. Often they are associated with a learning activity. Other times

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