Sociology is an elective course designed to familiarize students with various cultures and the problems resulting from people living in groups. This Online High School Elective Course covers such topics as culture, sub-cultures, social institutions, collective behavior, social change, social deviation, the family, religion, racial and ethnic minorities, poverty, and crime. The latter portion of this course deals specifically with the pressing problems of our society, their causes, and possible solutions.

Sociology

1- Welcome to Class
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
4- Understanding Plagiarism
5- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- What is Sociology
1- Society and Human Behavior
2- Models & Perspectives
3- Sociological Imagination
4- All that is SocialWorksheet: Intro to Sociology Questions
5- TermsEssay: Outliers Article
6- PeopleAssignment: People of Sociology
7- Sociology Activities
8- Sociology VocabularyQuiz: Sociology

3- Perspectives
1- Theoretical Perspectives – Functionalist
2- Conflict PerspectiveAssignment: Conflict Perspective Activity
3- Interactionist PerspectiveEssay: Perspectives Project
4- Sociology a Science?
5- Common Sense
6- Scientific Method
7- Basic Statistical Concepts
8- Variables
9- Methods of Gathering Data
10- Problems with Science
11- Example: What is Hunger?
Worksheet: Review Questions
Quiz: Perspectives

4- Culture
1- Vocabulary
2- Introduction
3- Culture & Society
4- Components of CultureWorksheet: American Cultural Items
5- Norms and ValuesAssignment: Break A Norm
6- Sub-Cultures
7- Example: Amish CultureEssay: Cultural Immersion Project
8- Amish Links
Quiz: Culture

5- Socialization
1- Nature vs. Nurture
2- Social Survival
3- Socialization
4- Agents of Socialization
5- Socialization Vocabulary
6- Development of SelfAssignment: The Civilizing of Genie
7- Gender Characteristics
8- Gender RolesEssay: Gender Roles
Quiz: Socialization

6- Social Structure
1- Social Structure Vocabulary
2- Status
3- What is Social Structure
4- Role Conflict
5- The Power of RolesAssignment: If It Were My Home
6- Institutions
7- Rosenhan Study
8- Social Structure Activity
Quiz: Social Structure

7- Social Organization
1- Definition
2- Primary Groups
3- Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
4- Formal Organizations
5- Bureaucracy
6- Iron Law of Oligarchy
7- Informal StructureAssignment: Social Organization Questions
8- Communities
9- Study of Society
Quiz: Social Organization

8- Adolescents & Adults
1- Characteristics
2- Cultural Conditions
3- Ages 12 to 15Assignment: Adolescents and Adults
Quiz: Adolescence

9- Deviance
1- Deviance
2- Types of Crimes
3- Criminal Justice System
4- Deviance Vocabulary
5- Crime Statistics Web Sites
6- Definition of Deviance
7- Mental Health Examples
8- Demonic Possession
9- Functionalism
10- Social Disorganization
11- Interactionist Perspective
12- Labeling Theory
13- White Collar Crime
14- Cost of White Collar Crime
15- Penalties
16- White Collar & JailWorksheet: Deviance Questions
Essay: Deviance Project
Quiz: Deviance

10- Crime & Deterrence
1- Sources of Crime
2- Types of Crime
3- Who are the Criminals
4- Selecting the Criminal
5- Trends in Crime
6- Structural Components
7- CorrectionsAssignment: Reducing Crime
Assignment: US prison population
Quiz: Crime and Deterrence

11- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey