Course Map for
Updated May 2010
The Foundations of Society
Students will study and analyze American Culture
Chpt. 3 Culture as well as others from the sociological perspective.
Students will learn the symbols of culture, diversity, multiculturalism as well as Global Culture.
Understanding the various theories of cultural analysis.
Chpt. 4 Society Comparing the different societies through the centuries and decades. Discussing society and conflict, Karl Marx. Capitalism, class conflict, alienation and revolution
Each student brings a Culture Bag with 5 items which describes their personal culture.
Culture Poster Each student makes a poster showing American Culture and another Culture;
Reading in small groups and relaying the information to the rest of the class.
Individual reading at home.
Researching other cultures to compare with our own.
Students break up into groups and each read about the different societies:
They create a poster indicating the characteristics of each society. They then do a presentation to the class about their society.
The class will have a discussion about the differences and similarities of the different societies. Identify how technology has changed everyday life.
Students receive points for bringing bag and sharing with the class.
Students receive 50 points for the poster and 50 points for presenting to the class.
Quizzes on assigned reading Tests on key concepts of the chapter.
Points will be given for writing assignments done in class.
A chapter test will be given on the society chapter.
The posters made for the society presentations will be graded and given up to 100 points.
Chpt. 5 Socialization
Learning the theories of:
Compare the differences in the opinions of these men about human development.
Chpt. 6 Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Presentation of Self
Social Guide to everyday living
Students will make a chart comparing the development of people through different ages of the socialization process. They will use the theories of the leading psychologist who made the greatest contributions in understanding human personality and development.
Students will write down how they think they present themselves, and how others see them.
They will draw a picture with them in the middle and from that list every role they play: sister, peer, friend etc.
Students will be grades on chapter outlines, quizzes and tests on the Socialization chapter.
Points will be given for the written assignment on self, and the picture displaying all the roles they play in society. They will analyze how and where they fit in society.
Chpt. 8 Deviance
What is deviance?
Criminal Justice System
Chpt. 14 Race And Ethnicity
and Ethnicity in the
Chpt. 19 Religion
learn about the different religions of the world and the place religion has
held in different societies as well as the
Religion and Social Change
Types of Religious Organizations
Religion in History
Religion in the 21st Century
Class Discussion about what we deem to be deviant behavior in our culture. Why does a society need deviant behavior. Students will also get into small groups to list the different behaviors.
Students will have the opportunity to share their opinions on the topic of execution compared to life imprisonment.
Death Penalty and Capitol Punishment
Anti social personality disorder
In pairs students will read hand outs of the major religions of the world. They will then present to the class for 5 minutes telling us the basic beliefs and practices of the religions.
Religion Bingo Students are asked questions if they know the answers they get to cover the space on their card. This is an extra credit activity.
Students will select a culture and make a poster depicting what is unique to their culture.
Test on chapter material plus fill in the blank test on death penalty issues and selected serial killers personalities.
Extra credit report may be done on a topic related to the criminal justice system.
Extra credit test review. For each correct answer the student gets and extra credit point.
Test on the chapter 8
Test on Chapter 14
Both tests are multiple choice and have 45 question which make the test worth 90 points.
Chpt. 13 Gender Stratification
Gender and Inequality
Male and Female Difference
Chpt. 20 Education
Schooling and Economic Development
Schooling in different countries around the world compared with the
Function of schooling
Schooling and social equality
Chpt. 18 Family
Function of the Family
Stages of Family Life
Transitions and Problems in Family Life
Through class discussion compare and contrast difference between masculine and feminine traits.
Make a list of what our society deems masculine behavior and feminine behavior.
Class discussion about our education system in the United States. In small groups make lists of things that work well and things that need improvement in our own school.
Learning Styles test given to each student to see their individual style. Compare this with how most of their teachers have taught through their years of school.
In Pairs students create their own set of rules and graduation requirements that they feel would work better than our current system.
Students will identify functions and traditions of their families.
Quizzes on designated pages. Test review given to whole class together.
Multiple Choice test on the chapter as well as other notes given on other religions.
Tests on each chapter.
Chpt. 21 Health and Medicine
What is Health?
Health in the
The Medical Establishment
Theoretical Analysis of Health
Chpt. 7 Groups and Organization
The Future of Organizations
Comprehensive Final 150 questions on all previous tests given at the end of the first semester.
Chpt. 10 Social Stratification
Caste and Class Systems
Functions of Social Stratification
Chpt. 12 Global Stratification
Wealth and Poverty
Poverty and Women
Poverty and Children
Social Class in
Dimensions of Social inequality
Aging and the Elderly Chpt. 15
The Graying of the
Birth Rate/Life Expectancy
Transitions and Challenges of Aging
The Economy and Work Chpt. 16
Work in postindustrial economy
Economy in the 21st century
Politics and Government Chpt. 17
Power and Authority
Politics in Global Perspective
Politics in the
Analysis of Power in Society
War and Peace
Social Change Chpt. 24
What is it?
Causes of social Change
Comprehensive Final Exam on all tests given during the semester. 200 multiple choice questions.
Discuss current Utah Legislative Issues regarding Mandatory Arbitration and Parental Rights in regards to health care for their children.
Students must select a health care issue, do research and present to the class their information and opinion on the topic.
Compare our health system with Socialized medicine in other countries.
Each student will write down all the groups they belong to small and large.
In pairs they will research either a large or small group
Each student will draw a picture of themselves and from that write in all the different roles they play in society.
Compare class systems with other countries.
Each student will read about different theories and share with their group.
What is our current welfare system in our country and state. What is working what is not.
Correlation of global poverty
Make a chart of the difference between the upper class,
middle class and lower class in the
Social Stratification at Birth
Student will write a paper about the oldest person they know. What their relationship to them is, what they admire in them.
Identify big corporation in our country. What makes it a big corporation.
How has technology changed the work force and our culture overall.
Discuss current political climate in
Identify who is running for Governor.
What are the main Issues in
Class discussion on why so much apathy exists with young people not wanting to be part of the political process.
Examine Demographic Trends
Examine various ideas
Students will identify changes in society that have occurred during their life time.
Chapter 21 test.
Quiz on selected reading.
Test and quiz on chpt. 7
Students will memorize the key concepts of the chapter and be grades on them.
Quizzes and written test on the chapter.
Assignments must be turned in with vocabulary words and key concepts from each chapter.
Written tests are all multiple choice.
Exam on the chapter.
Hand in vocabulary words and key concept definitions for credit
Quiz on 5 of the pages of the chapter.