Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to the sociological perspective of humans in social relationships, social groups and in society with emphasis on basic concepts, terms, and sociological theory. (MVNU Course Catalog).
The topics in this course are based on those provided by the textbook, The Meaning of Sociology (Charon, 2002). The purpose of this course is to introduce the core of sociology—to give a broad overview of the discipline.
Explain major theoretical perspectives in sociology
Understand sociology from a socio-historical perspective as promoted by C. W. Mills
To foster the ability to think like a sociologist
To acquire knowledge about the social sciences both for personal enrichment and professional competency
To contribute to an understanding of human society from a Christian perspective
In-class writing assignments4 at 25 points each
ICA 1-1: In-class writing assignment over HWAs 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 1-4
ICA 2-1: In-class writing assignment over HWAs 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3
ICA 3-1: In-class writing assignment over HWAs 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4
ICA 4-1: In-class writing assignment over HWAs 4-1, 4-2, and 4-3
Socio-Autobiography Project300 points
HWA 5-1: Socio-Autobiography Project (see pages 60-61 for instructions)
Socio-Autobiography Presentation100 points
ICA 5-1: Socio-Autobiography Presentation (see page 62 for instructions)
This course has a maximum total of 500 points. The final grade will be based on the total points earned.
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