Introduction to Sociology - Honors ( Official )
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SECTION A – Course Information

1. Course ID:

SOC     1H

Student Learning Outcomes

2. Course Title:

Introduction to Sociology - Honors

3. Division:

Humanities and Social Sciences Division

4. Department:

Sociology, Philosophy Department

5. Subject:

Sociology

6. Short Course Title:

Intro to Sociology - Hon

7. Proposed Effective Term:

Summer 2018

The required Cover Sheet Supplemental Form can be created after completion of Section A

SECTION B – Official Course Information

1. Recommended Class Size:

a. Maximum Class Size:

  20

Note:   If the course is new or class size of an existing course is to be changed, a Class Size Supplemental Form is required.

b. Class Size Approval Date:

  

Note:   Date to be entered by the Instruction Office.

 

2. Method of Instruction:

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Lecture and Laboratory

 

 Independent Studies

 Distance Learning

 

 

3. Contact Hours for a Term:

Note: If not a variable unit/hour course, enter the hours in the "Low" column only. Leave the hours in the "High" column blank.

 

Low

High

Lecture(total)    

Scheduled:

         54.00 To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

Lab(total)      

Scheduled:

 

                  To

  

Lab/Lecture Parity?    Yes  No

Does this course have lab parity?

If not, are you going to  apply for lab parity?                          Yes  No

To be arranged:

                  To

  

Activity(total)    

Scheduled:

                  To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

     

Clinical:

   To

  

Total Hours:    

Scheduled:

              54 To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

 

 

4. Credit Units:

  3.00 To

  

Note: Units of credit are based on:

1 Unit of credit per eighteen (18) hours of lecture contact hours for a term

1 Unit of credit per fifty-four (54) hours of lab, activity or clinical contact hours for a term

 

5. Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

a. TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

220800 - Sociology

     b.  Course Control Number:    

(To be entered by the Instruction Office Only.)

 

6. SAM Priority Code: [Select One]

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

 

7. Please place this course into the appropriate discipline by selecting from the drop down list. The discipline placement indicates what preparation is needed to teach the course. Discipline faculty may place their courses into more than one discipline as appropriate:

Sociology

8. General Course Information

a. Course Credit Status:

D Credit Degree Applicable

b. State Transfer Code:

A Transferable, UC/CSU/Private

c. State Classification Code:

A Liberal Arts/Sciences Degrees

d. Basic Skills Status/Level:

N Not a Basic Skills Course

e. Sports/Physical Education Course:

Yes

( Only check here if the course is a physical education course.)

f. Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

g. Number of repeats allowed:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

Note: If course is repeatable, complete the Repeatability Supplemental Form.

h. Please provide cross listed course if applicable:

  

 

9. Course Preparation

Note: If this course has any requisite, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite. If a requisite is being removed, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for removing the requisite. If a new requisite is being added, complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite.

a.   Prerequisite

Acceptance into the Honors Program

b.   Co requisite


c.   Advisories


d.   None

              

10. Course Special Designators:


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11. Course Program Status:


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 Program Applicable

 Stand-alone

 12. Funding Agency Category:

       Not Applicable

       Primarily developed using economic development funds

       Partially developed using economic development funds

 

 

SECTION C – For new transfer requests only, please complete the Transfer Status (CSU) Supplemental Form before submitting course for approval.

CSU Transferable              CSU Approval Date:                     (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for CSU Transfer Status

UC Transferable                 UC Approval Date:                      (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for UC Transfer Status

Note:  CSU Transfer Status must be obtained prior to submitting a request for UC Transfer Status to the UC Chancellor.

 

SECTION D - General Education Request

Mt. San Antonio College and CSU General Education course approvals are submitted to the Educational Design Committee and GE Subcommittee for approval.

1.  The Articulation Officer submits the course directly to the CSU Chancellor for approval.

2.  Upon receiving CSU approval, the course will be placed in the CSU approved area for the Mt. SAC Associate Degree GE.

Yes

No

Requesting approval for inclusion on Mt. SAC and CSU General Education List?

Note:   If requesting approval for inclusion on the General Education List, the General Education Course Evaluation Supplemental Form must be completed before submitting course for approval.  If request is approved, the remainder of Section D will be completed by the Instruction Office.

1. Mt SAC General Education Applicability:

    GE Approval Date :                   (mmddyyyy)

AAD2 - Elective Courses
ASD2 - Elective Courses

2. CSU General Education Applicability (Requires CSU approval):

    CSU Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

CSD0 - Sociology & Criminology

3. IGETC Applicability (Requires CSU/UC approval):

    IGETC Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

IG4J - Sociology & Criminology

 

 

SECTION E - Course Content

1. Course Descriptions

a. Catalog Description:

(Write a clear, concise course description, summarizing the course content.  Include major goals of the course, scope, requirements for successfully completing the course, and any unusual aspects of the course.)

Systematic study of human relations and social structures emphasizing the interaction between personality, culture, and society. Special consideration is given to an understanding of group behavior, personality formation, social organization, and social change. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 1 and SOC 1H.

b. Class Schedule Description:

Yes

No

Is a course description to be printed in the Class Schedule?

(If yes, write one or two sentences condensing the catalog description for the prospective student.  Does not require as much detail as the catalog description. Limited to 130 characters, including spaces.)

Honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. May not receive credit for both SOC 1 and SOC 1H.

2. Course Outline Information

In courses that include lecture and laboratory, the topical outlines should be separate and distinct, each specific and appropriate to the activities to be conducted.

a. Lecture Topical Outline:

(The lecture topical outline should provide a detailed record of the content of the course.)

- Science and society
- Definitions of culture
- Processes of socialization
- Sex roles
- Deviance and social control
- Groups and social interaction
- Social stratification
- Race and ethnic relations
- Family relations
- Structural functional theory and conflict theory
- Education and society
- Religion and society
- Political economy
- Collective behavior
- Influences of population
- Influences of technology
- Social change and social movements
- Final exam
*** Honors students will have additional opportunity for critical thought through discussion, short papers, essay examinations, library, and Internet research. Honors students will have additional opportunity for critical thought through discussion, short papers, essay examinations, library, and Internet research, sociological observations, oral interviews and reports, and community service. Additional reading will be placed on reserve in the library. Supplemental written projects will be required as part of the writing emphasis. Students in the honors section will have additional opportunity for community involvement.

b. Lab Topical Outline:

(The lab topical outline should reflect the activities in lab.)


3. Course Measurable Objectives:

(Measurable course objectives should identify expected outcomes: specific, observable student actions – what the student should be able to do, know or feel as a result of taking this course.  A majority of objectives should reflect critical thinking, i.e. application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  Course objectives should relate directly to methods of evaluation)

Provide a minimum of five (5) course measurable objectives:

1. Describe how the scientific approach applies to human social behavior.
2. Identify the socialization process and its effect on personality development.
3. Apply the principles of sociological analysis to everyday situations.
4. Analyze cultural processes and their impact on behavior.
5. Analyze social stratification based on ethnicity, gender, and age.
6. Analyze the current evidence on social and demographic change and predict future trends and patterns.
7. Distinguish the interrelatedness of the various social institutions and their combined effects on society.
8. Assess how ethnicity, gender, and age contribute to social issues.
9. Evaluate various contemporary social issues.

4. Course Methods of Evaluation:

(Methods of evaluation should relate directly to measurable course objectives.  They indicate the kind of assignments or performance activities designed for a course to assess student learning.  Each course must list either substantial writing assignments (category 1) OR computational / non-computational problem solving demonstrations (category 2) if writing assignments are inappropriate (with an explanation of why substantial writing is not appropriate for the course).  Activities typically assigned in categories 3 and 4 must also be listed in this section.)

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Minimum of three essay exams comprising at least two prompts requiring a minimum of 200 words each on the socialization process and analyzing its impact on behavior, personality, and culture
Minimum of ten essays (at least 300 words each) of reaction, application, and analysis of sociological terms found in current newspaper articles or websites
An original research paper (at least 1500 words) in which students describe their field research project, documents responses of the subjects, and analyze the data they obtain utilizing sociological terms and theories; students will also present their findings in a ten minute oral presentation using PowerPoint

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:


Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:


Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple-choice questions on the socialization process and its effect on personality development
Short-answer questions on cultural processes and their impact on behavior
Short-answer questions on how ethnicity, gender, and age contribute to social issues

5. Sample Assignments:

(Assignments should be directly related to the objectives of the course.  They should be specific enough to provide real guidance to faculty and clear expectations for students.  Descriptions of the type or examples of assignments are required.  For example, rather than “term paper” state “term paper comparing and contrasting the social aspects of hunting tactics of two mammal species.”  This section must establish that the work is demanding enough in rigor and independence to fulfill the credit level specified.  The nature of the assignments must clearly demand critical thinking.  Assignments should be adequate to assure that students who successfully complete them can meet the objectives of the course.  Appropriate out-of-class work is required for credit courses.)

Provide a minimum of three (3) sample assignments:

1. Write a 300-word page summary and analysis of a current newspaper article regarding an issue related to a topic covered in the lectures or text such as sub-cultures and counter-cultures, stereotypes, and sex roles. You will be completing ten of these in this course.
2. Locate a valid website that addresses a specific social issue and write an essay (at least 800 words) analyzing how the author of the site addresses that issue applying specific terms, concepts, and theories discussed in class.
3. Write a minimum of an eight page research paper defining 1) a local social problem you have identified; 2) the process you will use to gather information for the project including interviewing and documenting responses from subjects, listing resources, and developing a research question; 3) how you will analyze the data you collect. You must use a minimum of 5 documented sources (excluding personal interviews), with a maximum of 1 Web source. You will also be presenting your findings to the class in a ten minute oral presentation using PowerPoint.

 

6. Representative Text:

(List EXAMPLES of textbooks and other data sources and materials, which may be used in this course.  Provide author, title, publisher, date of publication, and edition.)

If the course is requested to be or is CSU transferable, provide at least one (1) representative text that has been published within the last five (5) years.  A representative text is optional for a non-transferable course.

a. Book 1:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

Yes

No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  Henslin, J.

Title:

  Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach

Publisher:

  Allyn & Bacon

Date of Publication:

  2016

Edition:

  13th

b. Book 2:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

Yes

No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  Macionis

Title:

  Sociology

Publisher:

  Pearson

Date of Publication:

  2016

Edition:

  16th

c. Book 3:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

Yes

No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  Schaefer

Title:

  Sociology: Brief Introduction

Publisher:

  MCG

Date of Publication:

  2016

Edition:

  12th