Sociology

Outcomes and Assessment                  (See evaluation notes at the bottom of the page).

Unit 1:  Infant development

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

Infant development

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Desmond Morris Points, Class Discussion

Class discussion, Denver Chart, test

 

The development of language

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Class Discussion, Denver Chart, Mother Tongue notes, Genie notes

Discussion, test

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.


Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify approximate age of a child

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Desmond Morris Points, Class Discussion

Discussion, test

 

Evaluate the range of normal human capabilities in children

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Desmond Morris Points, Class Discussion, Denver Chart, Genie notes

Class discussion, Test

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of human nature.

Materials

Assessment

Genie notes, Curtis notes

Society Lessons Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Genie (Nova)

Society Lessons Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Class Discussion, Curtis notes, Nova

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for the role society plays in one's life.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Class Discussion, Genie notes, Nova

Society Lessons Essay, Class discussion

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

 

Unit 2:  Culture

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

The broader meaning of Culture

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Millennium Notes, Circle of Life, Class Discussion

Class discussion, test

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

 


Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify aspects of Culture

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Millennium Notes, Circle of Life, Class Discussion

Discussion, test

 

Evaluate ability to understand one’s own culture.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Millennium Notes, Circle of Life, Class Discussion, Nacirema.

Class discussion, Nacirema questions.

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of culture.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Millennium Notes, Circle of Life, Class Discussion, Nacirema.

Class discussion, Nacirema assignment

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Millennium notes, student research notes, Circle of Life

Culture Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Class Discussion, Circle of Life

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion


Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for other cultures.

Materials

Assessment

Bafa Simulation, Lecture Notes, Class Discussion, Circle of Life, Millennium notes

Culture Essay, Class discussion

 

Unit 3  Intelligence

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

Definitions of intelligence

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Class discussion, test

 

The development of intelligence

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Class discussion, test

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify characteristics of intelligence

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Class Discussion, test

 

Evaluate the range of normal human intelligence

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Desmond Morris Points, Class Discussion, Denver Chart, Genie notes, Bell Curve example on Internet

Class discussion, Test

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of intelligence

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Class discussion, Test

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Essay on test

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for various ways to understand intelligence.

Materials

Assessment

Brain Development, Julie’s Brain, Learning Preferences, Optimize brain, Lecture notes

Class Discussion, Test

Unit 4:  Racism
Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

Racism

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes

Class Discussion, Racism Essay

 

 

The History of Racism

Materials

Assessment

Africa: Different but Equal, Lecture Notes,

Class Discussion, Racism Essay

  The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify factors contributing to racism in North America

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes, Africa Different But Equal

Class Discussion, Racism Essay

 

Evaluate flaws in arguments made by racists.

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes, Africa Different But Equal

Class discussion, Racism Essay

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of prejudice and discrimination.

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes, Africa Different But Equal

Class Discussion, Racism Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes, Africa Different But Equal

Racism Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes, Africa Different But Equal

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for the diversity of peoples.

Materials

Assessment

Skin Deep, Unpacking Invisible Knapsack, True Color experiments, Class divided, Lecture Notes, Africa Different But Equal

Class Discussion,

 

Unit 5: Research Methods

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

Research Methods

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes

Class Discussion,

 

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

 

Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify different research methods

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes

Class Discussion, Research Test

 

Evaluate research methods.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes

Class discussion

 

Apply research knowledge to analyze an event.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes, Internet

Class Discussion, Research Test

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes, Internet

Research Test

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes, Internet

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for the need for various research methods

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Lecture notes, Internet

Class Discussion, Research Test

Unit 6: Obedience

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

Obedience

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp.

Class Discussion,

 

 

 

The Pros and Cons of Obedience

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp. Lecture notes

Discussion, test

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify the role obedience plays in society

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp. Lecture notes, Canadian Airborne

Discussion, test

 

Evaluate situations in which obedience has occurred.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp. Eichmann Trial notes, Canadian Airborne

Class discussion, Test

 

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp. Eichmann Trial notes, Lecture notes

Class discussion, essay

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp. Eichmann Trial notes, Lecture notes

Class Discussion

 

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for the role obedience plays in society.

Materials

Assessment

Canadian Sociology, Milgram Exp, Asch Exp., Zimbardo Exp. Eichmann Trial notes, Lecture notes

Class discussion, Essay

 

Unit 7:  Political Spectrum

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

The Canadian and American Governments

 

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes.

Class discussion, Political Simulation

 

Political terms

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes, Communist Manifesto,

Class Discussion, Political Simulation, Essay on Ideologies

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify the differences between a Parliamentary System and Republic

 

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes,

Class Discussion, Political Simulation

 

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a Parliamentary system and Republic.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes,

Class discussion, Political Simulation

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of a Parliamentary System and a Republic

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes.

Class Discussion, Political Simulation, Self-evaluation, Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes.

Class Discussion, Political Simulation, Self-evaluation, Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for the role of Government in Society.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Internet Research, Basic Sociology, Budget Cuts, Hearts of Hate notes.

Class Discussion, Political Simulation, Self-evaluation, Essay

 

Unit 8:  Aggression

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

Aggression in Society

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Canadian Society,

Class discussion, Essay

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

 


Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify factors contributing to aggression.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Canadian Society,

Class Discussion, Essay

 

Evaluate the impact of these factors on Society.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Canadian Society,

Class Discussion, Essay

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of Aggression.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Canadian Society,

Class Discussion, Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Canadian Society,

Class Discussion, Essay

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

An appreciation for the complex factors leading to aggressive behaviour.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Canadian Society,

Class discussion, Essay

Unit 9:  Death and Dying

Knowledge
Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

The dying process.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Death and Dying, Life after Life

Class discussion, Test

The important connection between academic success and regular attendance by attending all classes unless excused for a medical reason.

 
Skills
Students will demonstrate ability to:

Identify the stages of dying.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Death and Dying, Life after Life

Class Discussion, Test

 

Evaluate the phase a dying person is in.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Death and Dying, Life after Life

Class Discussion, Test

 

Synthesize information from a number of sources to demonstrate an understanding of the dying process.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Death and Dying, Life after Life

Class Discussion, Test

 

Communicate their thoughts in writing.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Death and Dying, Life after Life

Test

 

Communicate their thoughts orally.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

 

Submit work on or before the assigned due date.

Materials

Assessment

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

Attitudes
Students will demonstrate:

A sensitivity for those dying.

Materials

Assessment

Lecture Notes, Death and Dying, Life after Life

Class discussion, test

 

Students will also do class presentations.  This allows them to become experts in an area of great interest to them.  If they choose not to present in front of the class, they can still deliver a paper to me worth 80% of the value assigned to the presentation.  They can follow this rubric to prepare for their presentation.

 EVALUATION:

Assignments: 40%
Tests            30%
Exam            30%

Note: in order to get points you must fill your assignments "bucket" and tests "bucket."  If you have nothing there, you can get no points.  If you have 100% on all of your tests, but you have no assignments done, you will have less than 50% for the term. 
If you miss more than one assignment, you will receive and incomplete.  If you miss more than one test, you will receive an incomplete.