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Extra Credit Opportunities

Hip Hop and Sociology: Choose a hip hop song that highlights a social problem, says something about society, or gives insight into a subculture. Bring in the clean version, bring 50 copies of the lyrics, prepare to tell us why you picked the song, and connect it to sociology (something we learned in class or in the text book.) Think of two questions to ask the class related to the song that you believe will spark discussion. More details on this assignment will be posted on the website. Due May 26th.  4 points possible.

Other extra credit opportunities will be posted on the class website under the “Extra Credit” tab as they become available. Total extra credit points possible: 10  


By the end of this course you will be able to:

Define and describe sociology as a field of study and explain the sociological perspective.

Distinguish the relationship between sociology and other social sciences.

Identify the scientific method and evaluate its relevance and use in sociology.

Identify key theorists of sociology and the major sociological paradigms including the areas of study of these paradigms: structural-functionalism, social conflict, and symbolic interaction.

Evaluate the concepts of culture and structure of societies and their components; and their application in the study of groups, societies, and individuals.

Assess the process of socialization and its application in understanding the behavior of groups, societies, and individuals.

Analyze United States society as part of the global society.

Describe the major social institutions in American society; evaluate the impact of these institutions on groups and individuals; discuss changes in these institutions.

Assess and evaluate sociological concepts and perspectives on similarities and differences in the behavior of individuals and groups.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO):

Given a set of multiple choice examination questions, students will apply sociological theoretical perspectives to specific scenarios and demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of sociological theoretical perspectives.

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