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SOCIOLOGY

Port Allen High School


2015-2016
Coach Holden

225.383.1107

Room #

Eric.Holden@wbrschools.net

Conference Time
- 9:50 - 11:25am

Library
CLASS WEBSITE
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EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES


Students will be able to explain what group is in terms of origin of groups, development of
group behavior and interaction of groups. Students will be able to analyze the ways in which
groups influence social institutions, teach individuals what is appropriate and inappropriate,
facilitate change and hinder it, indicate status, class and power level and show prejudice and
discrimination. Students will be able to explain the basic characteristics of culture and analyze
how cultures differ. Students will be able to understand how cultures pass values, beliefs, and
traditions to the next generation and sanction behaviors. Students will be able to understand
the sociological perspective and apply that perspective to their own reality. Students will be
able to understand and apply to sociological concepts the three major sociological orientations:
conflict theory, structural functionalism and symbolic interactionism.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Sociology introduces students to the scientific study of human society and social behavior.
The course emphasizes that the groups to which people belong largely shape human
behavior and that social interaction that takes place within those groups. Topics covered
include an analysis of culture and its components; social structure and socialization; social
self theory; inequalities of gender, race, and social class; deviance theory; and an
exploration of society's institutions.

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?


Sociology furnishes an academic foundation for responsible citizenship in a multi-racial and
multicultural global community.

REQUIRED MATERIALS
To successfully complete this course, you will need
:

3 Ring Binder with pockets


Loose Leaf Paper
Black Pen & Mechanical Pencil
Colored pencils
Sticky pads
Note Cards
Highlighter

TYPES OF ASSIGNMENTS

Homework and Classroom Work


Readings - Textbook and Others
Worksheets
Projects
Writing/Essays
Individual/Group Presentations
Simulations/Games
Tests/Quizzes
Any tests or quizzes that receive a grade lower than 80%
will require test corrections.
Class Participation
Discussions
In-Class Activities

WBR SCHOOLS GRADING SCALE


Standard scale
A=93-100

B=85-92

C=75-84

D=67-74

F=0-66

ATTENDANCE POLICY
It is important to attend class and participate in class discussions and activities. Please make
sure you follow the district attendance policy in order to earn credit for this course.
Tardy Policy
P
rocedure to be followed if
TARDY
When a student is tardy he or she will report to the office to acquire an admit slip.
Students will not be allowed to enter the classroom without an admit slip. If a student is
consistently tardy they will be assigned motivational work until the behavior is changed.

ASSIGNMENT/MAKE UP POLICY
Assignments handed in on time are eligible for full credit. Assignments handed in after
the due date, will receive a prorated grade. Assignments are usually due at the
beginning of the class.
Absent - You have the number of days you were absent to make up any missing work.
Please check with Coach Holden to find out what you missed.

CLASSROOM POLICIES

COACH HOLDEN'S
CLASSROOM PROCEDURES:
Procedure to be followed when ENTERING THE CLASSROOM
Students will enter the classroom orderly and quietly and sit in their assigned seat.
Students will find their daily class objectives and a bell-ringer on the board which is to
be read and completed immediately.

Procedure to be followed during ROLE CALL


Student are to answer here when their name is called during roll call.
Students will not respond for another student. This behavior will result in
nd
application of action 2
consequence.

Procedure to be followed if ABSENT


When a student is absent he or she is responsible for acquiring their missed
assignments. Please come to me for the assignment information. Students will have the
same amount of time that the students who were present in class had to complete the
same assignment. If a student misses a test the student must make up the test no more
than three days after their return to school. Chronic absences on test days will result in
essay format test.
Procedure to be followed if
TARDY
When a student is tardy he or she will report to the office to acquire an admit slip.
Students will not be allowed to enter the classroom without an admit slip. If a student is
consistently tardy they will be assigned motivational work until the behavior is changed.

Procedure to be followed if you need to ask for


ASSISTANCE
If you need assistance at anytime you may raise your hand and I will come to your desk
to assist you. Examples: restroom or office

Procedure for addressing PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR


PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

Not raising your hand and being recognized before speaking

Use of any inappropriate language

Treating others disrespectfully

Cheating is an immediate referral to the office

Being out of your seat without permission

ACTIONS TAKEN AS A RESULT OF PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR


st
1
Offense-Verbal Warning
nd
2
Offense- Motivational Assignments
rd
3
Offense- Parent Telephone Conference
th
4
Offense- Referral /ISS/ Saturday school

Procedure for INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS:


If less than 80% of an assignment is completed the assignment will be considered
incomplete. The student will earn a zero until the assignment is completed in a timely
manner. All assignments must be completed but the student will not earn a score
greater than 80%.
Procedure for MISSED ASSIGNMENTS:
Missed assignments will treated and addressed as inappropriate behavior .

Rewards for choosing to follow the classroom procedures:


You will have an incredible day at school.
You will feel better about yourself and others will feel good about you.

THIS PORTION IS TO BE CUT/REMOVED AND RETURN TO THE TEACHER


I_____________________(student) have read and agree to follow all procedure an accept
any and all consequences to result from not following the procedure for Coach Holden's
classroom. Student signature_______________________
I_____________________(guardian) have read and agree to follow all procedure an accept
any and all consequences to result from not following the procedure for Coach Holden's
classroom.
Guardian signature_______________________

MAJOR UNITS AND PROJECTS


UNITS

WEEKS

UNIT 1
Culture and Social Structure
(1) The Sociological Point of View
(2) Cultural Diversity
(3) Cultural Conformity and Adaptation
(4) Social Structures

1, 2, 3, 4

UNIT 2
The Individual in Society
(5) Socializing the Individual
(6) The Adolescent in Society
(7) The Adult in Society
(8) Deviance & Social Control

5, 6, 7, 8

UNIT 3
Social Inequality
(9) Social Stratification:
(10) Racial & Ethnic Relations
(11) Gender, Age, and Health

9, 10, 11

UNIT 4
Social Institutions
(12) The Family
(13) The Economy & Politics
(14) Education & Religion
(15) Science & the Mass Media

12, 13, 14, 15

UNIT 5
The Changing Social World
(16) Population & Urbanization
(17) Collective Behavior & Social Movements
(18) Social Change & Modernization

16, 17, 18

I have read over the syllabus and understand the class policies. I also understand that I can contact
the teacher at [insert your school email address] or call Port Allen High School to set-up a meeting
with the teacher by contacting the guidance counselor.
Student name: _______________________________ Student signature: _______________________
Parent name: ________________________________ Parent signature: ________________________