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  • Course Code
    SS.SS022
    Content Area
    Social Studies
    Description
    Sociology is designed to introduce students to the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Students will learn to think like sociologists as they investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Students will examine sociological theories, research and data in order to investigate the world and better understand human behavior. This understanding will enable students to effectively participate in a diverse society, and develop a sense of personal and social responsibility.

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Unit Description
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SSSOC1Sociological Perspectives and Methods of Inquiry
This unit introduces students to the unique perspective sociology provides by focusing on the groups to which individuals belong rather than only the individual.
Students will learn that sociology uses objective and data-driven scientific methods to study social interactions at multiple levels.
SSSOC2Culture
This unit focuses on how sociology studies the social structure and culture of societies in order to understand how social patterns are created and maintained over time.
Students will learn that culture includes the language, norms, values, and material goods of a society, and that social structure and culture work in tandem to shape societies, but are not completely rigid.
SSSOC3Socialization
This unit focuses on understanding that individual and group identity is socially constructed through relationships with significant individuals, groups, and society as a whole.
Students will learn that socialization is a lifelong process of learning how to function in society.
SSSOC4Social Organization and Group Influence
This unit focuses on the formation of groups including how groups form when individuals share common interests and/or goals.
Students will understand that groups often become a point of comparison for individuals as they evaluate themselves and others.