Intro Green SHeet spring 2008

Intro Green SHeet spring 2008 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY...

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY San Jose State University Spring 2010 Instructor: Julianne Pekarthy Class Time and Locations: T/Th 1:30 DMH 348 Office Hours T/TH 2:45-4:30 T/TH 4:30 DMH 356 Office Business Tower 464 T 6:00 DMH 161 E-mail: jpekarthy@gmail.com Phone # 924-5329 Framework for Introduction to Sociology {Goals and Objectives} GOALS: Social Science courses should increase the student’s understanding of human behavior and social interaction in the context of value systems, economic structures, political institutions, social groups, and natural environments. By the end of the semester students should be able to: 1. Understand the broad scope of Sociology as a science and learn about its relevance to human existence. 2. Define how societies are shaped and identify what structures, institutions, or dynamics cause them to change. 3. Evaluate social structures using major sociological perspectives (conflict, functional and symbolic interaction. 4. Explore major issues and concerns on both a Macro (large groups) and Micro (small group) level using a historical context as our paradigm. 5. Break down many stereotypes and myths concerning many social structures including race, class, gender, education, religion and media. GE Course Objectives for CORE GE Area D1 Sample Course Activities Designed to Assist You in Meeting these Objectives: After completion of this course the student should be able to: Identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those social processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation. [GE] Activities designed to Assist you in meeting this objective: o Lectures, readings o Class discussions and Term paper o Exams. . Place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts. [GE] Activities designed to Assist you in meeting this objective: o Lectures, readings, class discussions, and exams. o Part two of term paper that specifically addresses this aspect of sociology and course objectives. Identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them. [GE] Activities designed to Assist you in meeting this objective:
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o Lectures and readings o Class discussion on relevant pop culture artifacts provided in class. o
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