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Number:SY113
Name:Principles of Sociology
Description:This course introduces the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the nature of society and culture. Special emphasis is placed upon the structure of economic, political, familial, religious, and other societal organizations.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

To introduce principles of sociology.
To learn to identify and examine sociological relevant problems and issues
To explore and understand social forces that influence our lives.
"To develop critical thinking, writing, and oral skills that demonstrate an understanding and an ability to analyze social issues, patterns, and dynamics
"To foster the development of a ""sociological imagination""
Discuss sociology from a global perspective.
Appreciate ethical considerations when studying people
Understand the value of scientific investigation in social research.
Consider the interdependence between the US and other countries.
Provide examples of the way in which social forces affect our everyday lives.
Understand how groups and institutions affect our lives.
Develop an awareness of social considerations for themselves.
Apply practical applications of sociology to their lives.
Apply this knowledge to their chosen profession.
"Experience a tolerable lever of physical, intellectual, and psychological discomfort.
Enjoy the process to the extent possible
Become familiar with language specific to sociology.
Evaluate the American Myth of Individualism in light of sociological insights.
Evaluate the relative strengths of coercion and choice in shaping human behavior.
Become aware of the power of sociology as a shaper of modern understandings of behavior.
Get some idea of what is not known.
Understand how difficult it is to be an America
Begin to form a coherent personal theory that explains human behavior.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Sociology (Cengage Advantage Edition) 1-111-82957-8 Shepard, Jon M. 11TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc
F 2012 Sociology (Cengage Advantage Edition) 1-111-82957-8 Shepard, Jon M. 11TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc
S 2012 IN CONFLICT & ORDER 0-205-48494-8 EITZEN 11 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2012 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340433-0 SCHAEFER 12 MCG
F 2011 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340433-0 SCHAEFER 12 MCG
S 2011 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340433-0 SCHAEFER 12 MCG
S 2011 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340433-0 SCHAEFER 12 MCGRAW-HILL
F 2010 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340433-0 SCHAEFER 12 MCG
S 2010 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340414-4 SCHAEFER 11 MCG
F 2009 IN CONFLICT & ORDER 0-205-48494-8 EITZEN 11 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340414-4 SCHAEFER 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2009 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340414-4 SCHAEFER SOCIOLOG 11 MCG
S 2009 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340414-4 SCHAEFER 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2008 IN CONFLICT & ORDER EITZEN 1 A&B
F 2008 IN CONFLICT & ORDER 0-205-48494-8 EITZEN 11 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 SOCIOLOGY 0-07-340414-4 SCHAEFER 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
S 2008 SOCIOLOGY BRIEF INTRO SCHAEFER 7 MCG
F 2007 IN CONFLICT & ORDER EITZEN 1 A&B
F 2007 SOCIOLOGY BRIEF INTRO (SE SCHAEFER 7 MCG
S 2007 SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES 0-495-00685-8 KENDALL 6 THOMSON LEARNING
S 2006 SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES-W/CD (2ND+PRTG.) KENDALL 5TH 05
F 2005 HIDDEN MESSAGES IN WATER EMOTO 4
F 2005 LOST BOYS GARBARINO 99
F 2005 SLUT! TANENBAUM 0
F 2005 SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES-W/CD (2ND+PRTG.) KENDALL 5TH 05
F 2005 SOCIOLOGY-TEXT SHEPARD 9TH 05
F 2003 Society: The Basics 0131111647 Macionis 7
F 2003 Society: The Basics 0131111647 Macionis 7 Pearson
F 2003 Society: The Basics 0131111647 Macionis 7 Prentice Hall
F 2003 Society: The Basics 013111647 Macionis 7 Prentice Hall
F 2002 SOCIETY:BASICS-W/CD 0130742163 MACIONIS 6 PEA
F 2002 SOCIETY:BASICS-W/CD 0130742163 MACIONIS 6 PEARSON
S 2002 Society:Basics 0-13-074216-3 Macionis 6th Pearson
F 2001 Society:Basics 0-13-074216-3 Macionis 6th Pearson
S 2001 Society: The Basics (w/CD) 0-13-020748-9 Macionis 5 Ph
W 2001 Society: The Basics (w/CD) 0-13-020748-9 Macionis 5 PH
F 2000 High Risk 0-553-34667-9 Magid Banta
F 2000 Society: The Basics (w/CD) 0-13-020748-9 Macionis 5 PH
F 2000 There are No Children Here 0-385-26556-5 Kotlowit Doubl
S 2000 High Risk 0-553-34667-9 Magid Bantam
S 2000 Keeping Women & Children Last 0-14-027693-9 Sidel RV Penguin
S 2000 There Are No Children Here 0-385-26556-5 Kotlowitz Doubleday
W 2000 High Risk 0-553-34667-9 Magid Bantam
W 2000 Keeping Women & Children Last 0-14-027693-9 Sidel RV Penguin
W 2000 There are no Children Here 0-385-26556-5 Kotlowitz Doubleday
F 1999 High Risk 0-553-34667-9 Magid Bantam
F 1999 Keeping Women & Children Last 0-14-027693-9 Sidel RV Penguin
F 1999 Sociology Set (Text, Study Guide & Online Learning Guide) 0-07-235967-6 Gelles 6 MCG
F 1999 There Are No Children Here 0-385-26556-5 Kotlowitz Doubleday
W 1999 High Risk 0-553-34667-9 Magid Bantam
W 1999 keeping Women & Children Last 0-14-027693-9 Sidel RV Penquin
W 1999 There Are No Children Here 0-385-26556-5 Kotlowitz Doubleday
S 1998 Society:The Basics
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