Introduction to Sociology Syllabus for 2021-2022
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SOCI-1301-005 Introduction to Sociology


Course Description

The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity and deviance.

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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

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Online Course

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TEXTBOOK: UNDERSTANDING SOCIOLOGY. 5th edition. Basirico, Cashion, Eshleman, . Horizon Publishing. isbn 978-1-5178-0115-1


Students must have access to a reliable computer, with internet and printer access.  Paper, pens, and pencils will also be needed.

Student Performance

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Compare and contrast the basic theoretical perspectives of sociology.
2. Identify the various methodological approaches to the collection and analysis of data in sociology.
3. Describe key concepts in sociology.
4. Describe the empirical findings of various subfields of sociology.
5. Explain the complex links between individual experiences and broader institutional forces.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

1.  Come to class prepared.

2.  Listen when others are speaking.  Be respectful.

3.  Avoid side conversations.  They are distracting to me and to others who sit close by.

4.  Arrive on time for class and stay for the whole class period.

5.  Take care of personal needs before class.  Movement about the room is disrupting.  If this poses a problem for you, please talk to me.

6.  Do not bring food and drinks into the classroom.

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria:  
 A 430 - 387
 B 386 - 344
C 343 - 301
D 300 - 228
257 down = F

This does NOT include the extra credit paper.


2.  Class Participation:  Class participation is mandatory.  Lack of participation will result in an entire grade deduction when I calculate final grades.

MAKEUP POLICY:  NONE.  ALL test are done ONLINE and ON TIME.  I DO NOT turn quizzes back on.  Do not wait until the last minute; something will go wrong (Murphy's Law!!).  Excuses will not be accepted, sickness, weather, computer problems, work - it is your choice to take or not take the quizzes.


This is a new policy – please read carefully.


IF I have to email you because I cannot open your paper, which can happen if they are NOT submitted in docx or rtf format, or for any other reason – ie: it’s blank, then you will lose 5 points off the paper. Your paper still needs to be resubmitted in the assignment area before the due date and time to be accepted.

IF I have to GRADE your paper via email for any reason you will lose another 5 points.

IF you do NOT send the paper INSIDE the class email, you will lose another 5 points.

For some assignments – this means you potentially are starting with an 85 out of 100 points. For other assignments, you may be starting with 35 out of 50 points!

I will NOT take late papers any longer. The due dates are posted from day 1 of the class.

Bottom line – you submit a paper not in docx or rtf. I cannot open it. I email you – you lose 5 points. Deadline has passed, the assignment is closed, you now have to send it via email. You lose 5 more points. You don’t send it from inside the class email, you lose another 5 points.

My suggestion is to go to the dollar store, buy a $1.00 calendar, and take a couple of hours with different color pens at the beginning of each semester, and mark every assignment due for all your classes on this calendar. Hang in a place you can look at every day. If the assignment is going to take a few days or weeks to do – make a note of it a week or two ahead of the due date so you can get started! 

IF you have trouble understanding how to attach, or copy/paste into the assignment area, you need to contact me DAYS before the assignment is due, not hours! Or call the ACTX help desk for help! 



Class attendance is very important and I hope that you will make the choice to be in class on a regular basis.  There is no doubt that students who attend class do better than those who do not.

You do not need to email or call me to say you will be late or will not be in class.


Intro to Sociology  1301-005   ONLINE  Spring 2022    Jan 18 – March 10   213407

Quizzes are due by 11:55pm, FRIDAY

Date Due

Lesson/Lecture Quiz

Jan 18

Class begins

Jan 21

Chapter 1: Sociology: Perspectives, Theory, and Research Methods

Quiz  and due Jan 21, 11:55PM

Quiz 1  MUST be completed for census/participation. IF they are NOT completed, Registrar WILL drop you!

Jan 28

Chapter 2: Culture and Society 

Chapter 3: Socialization and Social Interaction, Watch video - "Wild Child" (55 min)

Quiz 2 & 3  and discussion due by Jan 28, 11:55PM.

Feb 4

Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Groups, and Social Organizations  Quiz due Feb. 4 11:55PM

Chapter 5:  Deviance and Social Control, Quiz due Feb. 4


Feb 11

Chapter 6: Social Stratification  Quiz due Feb. 11 11:55PM

Feb 18

Chapter 7: Racial and Ethnic Differentiation  Quiz & discussion due Feb 18 11:55PM

Watch Video on own  “The Shadow of Hate”

Feb 20 Sunday

Just The Basics Please! Appendix - Attach by 11:55pm 

Extra Credit due Feb 20 by 11:55pm

Feb 25

Chapter 8: Sex and Gender Differentiation  Quiz due Feb 25 11:55PM

Chapter 9: Marriage and Family   Quiz due Feb 25 11:55PM

Feb 27


Social Learning Project assignment-  Paper due by 11:55pm

Found under ‘Common Assessment Tab’ on left

March 1

Last day to withdraw  

March 4

Chapter 10: Education and Religion  Quiz due March 4 11:55PM

March 8


Chapter 11:  Collective Behaviors and Social Movements  Quiz due March 8 11:55PM

Additional Information

****The instructor reserves the right to modify this syllabus if circumstances warrant****

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Syllabus Created on:

12/13/21 11:04 AM

Last Edited on:

12/13/21 11:06 AM