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Course Overview

Course Description

Sociology is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture. Sociology can help us to understand ourselves better, since it examines how the social world influences the way we think, feel, and act. Sociologists can gather systematic information from which to make a decision, provide insights into what is going on in a situation, and present alternatives.  The class will revolve around analytical reading, persuasive writing and discussion.  Audiovisual materials and computer technology will be used as necessary. Collaborative projects and research will be important in Sociology.


Students will:

Course Requirements:

Text used and other recommended materials: 


At the end of the marking period, the teacher will calculate students’ grades from tests, daily quizzes, specific assignments, etc.  Letter grades will be assigned by the scale below.  

Student scores that result in .05 or higher should be rounded up.  The following percentage scale applies.


100 - 91.5  = A

91.4 - 89.5 = A-

89.4 - 87.5 = B+

87.4 - 81.5 = B

81.4 - 79.5 = B-

79.4 - 77.5 = C+

77.4 - 71.5 = C 

71.4 - 69.5 = C-

69.4 - 67.5 = D+

67.4 - 61.5 = D

61.4 - 59.5 = D-

59.4 - 0      = E


Grades will be rounded up only to the tenth place during this calculation.  Students will only earn a passing grade for a marking period if they achieve at or above 59.45%, which rounds to 59.5%.


The final semester grade is based on a composite of two nine-weeks’ grades and the final examination/culminating assessment/project.  Each nine weeks is worth approximately 43%, and the semester exam/project or District Culminating Activity assessment is worth approximately 14%.