Feb 25, 2024
SOC 194 - Special Topics-Sociology Credits: 1-5
Focuses on one special topic in the current realm of social concern issues. May be repeated when a different topic is presented. Topics may include social movements, such as the Consciousness Movement, the rise of religious cults, violence in the media, aging in America, new social and political power, or youth in transition.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Apply the major theoretical perspectives to topic.
- Explain the fundamental significance of topic.
- Discuss the social construction of topic.
- Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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