COVID-19 Northwestern Connecticut Community College is operating under modified conditions due to COVID in order to follow the guidelines of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The college will continue to update the services available to students through our Student Online Guide . Please refer to this website and the NCCC COVID page often throughout the semester for the most up to date information. NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS Course Title : Principles of Sociology Course #: SOC* 101 Course Description : Introduces students to patterns of human behavior and social interaction. Areas of focus include: the nature of social adjustment, personality, and the socialization process, formal and informal groups, and institutions. 3 semester hours Pre-requisite/Co-requisite : None Goals : To introduce students to the sociological perspective which would enable them to develop a critical awareness of how social forces external to individuals can shape human behavior To introduce students to the major sociological theoretical models and framework To develop a deeper, broader understanding of the social world and the place of individuals in it using the sociological imagination To acquaint students with the basic concepts and terminologies used in sociology To introduce students to important elements of sociological research and how sociologists arrive at scientific conclusions To offer students a more thorough and informed perceptive of their social world and to help them interpret local, national and global events from a sociological perspective in order for them to better understand society Outcomes : After you successfully complete this course, students will be able to: Classify and explain the main theoretical schools of sociology Comprehend and explain basic sociological terms and their definitions Identify the major classical theorists and explain their major theories
Begin to apply a sociological orientation to analyze contemporary social issues Demonstrate independent critical thinking using sociological concepts Identify and describe major steps in scientific social research and analysis Explain major concepts and terminology used in sociological analysis and research Write an essay explaining a sociology article from a peer-reviewed sociology journal College Policies Plagiarism: Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty are not tolerated at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Violators of this policy will be subject to sanctions ranging from failure of the assignment (receiving a zero), failing the course, being removed/expelled from the program and/or the College. Please refer to your “Student Handbook” under “Policy on Student Rights,” the Section entitled “Student Discipline,” or the College catalog for additional information.
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