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High School


Course Description:

An elective course centered on the behavior of people in groups. Topics included are socialization, institutions, social interaction, social change, collective behavior, and competition in society. Activities include library research, group activities and simulations, as well as standard testing.

Semester 1

Foundation of Sociology
Topic 1: Stereotypes
Topic 2: History and Science of Sociology
Topic 3: Applied and Academic Sociological Work
Topic 4: Paradigms/Perspectives in Sociology Movements

Topic 1: Elements of Culture
Topic 2: Cultural Views
Topic 3: Theories of Socialization
Topic 4: Factors of Socialization
Topic 5: Social Structure

Stratification in Society
Topic 1: Characteristics and Consequences of Social Class
Topic 2: Mobility

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Stratification in Society (continued)
Topic 3: Sex and Gender
Topic 4: Race and Ethnicity
Topic 5: Aging

Social Institutions
Topic 1: Marriage and Family
Topic 2: Education
Topic 3: Health and Medicine
Topic 4: Religion

Social Organization
Topic 1: Societies
Topic 2: Groups
Topic 3: Deviance

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