SOC_203_SYL_FALL_11

SOC_203_SYL_FALL_11 - Principles of Sociology: SOC 203-006...

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Principles of Sociology: SOC 203-006 MWF 10:15-11:05 Poe 216 Fall 2011 Instructor Information: Maria Febbo, Ph.D. [email protected] 1911 Bldg, Room 364 [email protected] (919) 515-2491 (Office, no voicemail) www.drfebbo.com (919) 413-4243 (Cell – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Office Hours: By Appt. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examination of social problems linked to structures of economic, political, gender and racial inequality; including poverty, disease, racism, sexism, unemployment, psychological distress, educational failure, environmental destruction and violence. Possible solutions viewed from a variety of perspectives. Includes core sociological concepts, methods and theories. GER/GEP: Social Science: U.S. Diversity (USD) – Effective Review Date: 5/2011 COURSE OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of this course is NOT to furnish answers to contemporary social problems, because there are no easy answers. The objective is for you to learn to examine social problems from a sociological perspective so that you may critically examine the causes of such conditions, the ramifications of such conditions, and the policies that may help alleviate these social problems. Thus, we will use sociological theory and empirical research as our bases for understanding social problems, not individual opinions. This course looks at several major social problems facing the United States and other societies globally, with an emphasis on crises in social institutions and problems of inequality and deviance. You should note that this class will focus on some tough questions that challenge both the structure of societies and many commonly held unquestioned beliefs. If you feel uncomfortable or defensive about such close scrutiny, then perhaps this course is not for you. I hope you leave this course with a heightened ability to think critically about our social world. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: A. define what constitutes a social problem and distinguish between personal and social problems; B. use the major theoretical frameworks to examine the origins and extent of social problems; C. apply basic methodological procedures used to analyze social problems; D. examine social policy in an attempt to address a social problem. These learning outcomes will be assessed in the following manner. Learning Outcomes Instructional activities Assessment/Evaluation A Lecture, readings, films, class discussions Quiz, Exams, Reflection Papers B Lecture, readings, class discussions Quiz, Exams, Reflection Papers C Lecture, readings, class discussions Quiz, Exams, Reflection Papers D Lecture, readings, films, class discussions Quiz, Exams, Reflection Papers
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SOC 203 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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SOC_203_SYL_FALL_11 - Principles of Sociology: SOC 203-006...

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