SOC102 Introduction to Sociology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
SOC102 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 6 Monday 13:00-15:00, Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Serap Fišo Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
11:00-13:00
Tuesday:
9:00-11:00
Wednesday:
9:00-10:00
Thursday:
10:00-13:00
B F1.34 - 033 957 411
E-mail sfiso@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The course introduces students to the field of sociology by surveying social theory and empirical studies, students acquire what C. Wright Mills calls the 'sociological imagination'. The course aim is to introduce students to classical theoretical traditions of Comte, Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, as well as their contemporary heirs. This course helps students build the foundation for a deeper understanding of theory and methods in the social sciences.
Textbook Henry L. Tischler. (2011). Introduction to Sociology, Tenth Edition. Wadsworth Cengage Learning; Anthony Giddens. (2009). Sociology, Sixth Edition. Polity Press.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain the various concepts, theories, scholars, and subfields to the diverse subject matter of sociology.
  2. Explain the sociological perspectives, cultural issues and different types of sociological research.
  3. Understand crucial importance of instutions in mediating the relations between individual ad the larger society.
  4. Think independently and formulate critical opinions about social life.
Teaching Methods Lecturing, Class discussions, and in-class assignments.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course Introduction / The Sociological Perspective Tischler (2011). pp. 2-17
Week 2 Theoretical Perspective Tischler (2011). pp. 18-22
Week 3 Doing Sociology: Research Methods Tischler (2011). pp. 28-45
Week 4 Culture Tischler (2011). pp. 50-60
Week 5 Social Interaction / QUIZ I. Tischler (2011). pp. 102-115
Week 6 Social Groups and Organizations Tischler (2011). pp. 120-134
Week 7 Review and Preparation of Midterm / Midterm Week Tischler (2011). pp. 2-134
Week 8 Global Stratification Tischler (2011). pp. 198-201
Week 9 Racial and Ethnic Minorities Tischler (2011). pp. 216-224, pp. 225, 228,
Week 10 Gender Stratification / QUIZ II. Tischler (2011). pp. 246-261
Week 11 Religion Tischler (2011). pp. 294-303
Week 12 Political and Economic Systems Tischler (2011). pp. 342-353
Week 13 Population and Urban Society Tischler (2011). pp. 364-383
Week 14 Education Tischler (2011). pp. 320- 337
Week 15 Review and Discussion/ Final Exam Tischler (2011). pp. 2- 383
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 1,2
Quizzes 2 20 1,2,3
Presentation 1 10 3,4
Class participation 1 5 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Quizes 10 2 20
Home Study 2 15 30 Midterm Exam Study 20 1 20
Presentation 1 5 5 Final Exam Study 30 1 30
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 29/09/2020
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