Welcome to Santa Teresa's Sociology course! This college preparatory class is designed for students in the 11th and 12th grade of high school. Sociology is an exciting field of study that delves into the intricacies of human relationships, group behavior, cultural trends, and social interactions within complex contemporary societies. Throughout this course, we will explore various themes that shed light on the dynamics of our social world.
In our journey through sociology, we will delve into thought-provoking topics such as culture, social structure, the individual's role in society, social inequality, social institutions, social behavior, deviance, politics, mass media, gender issues, racism, the human lifespan, and the transformative nature of the social world. By examining these themes, students will develop a deeper understanding of the complexities and dynamics that shape society.
To enhance the learning experience, this course incorporates interactive activities. One such activity is the baby project, where students will care for a sack of flour as if it were a baby. This hands-on exercise provides a unique opportunity to explore the responsibilities and challenges of parenthood, emphasizing the importance of socialization and family dynamics.
By enrolling in this course, students will not only meet the A-G requirements but also develop critical thinking skills, gain a broader perspective on social issues, and develop a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of individuals and society. Through engaging discussions, thought-provoking assignments, and collaborative projects, students will be prepared to navigate the complexities of the social world and become active participants in shaping a more inclusive and equitable society.
Join us on this fascinating journey into the realm of sociology, as we explore the intricacies of human relationships and unravel the fascinating tapestry of our social world.
At a glance:
Comprehensive exploration of sociological themes: Delve into thought-provoking topics like culture, social structure, inequality, institutions, and gender issues to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics that shape our society.
Interactive learning experiences: Engage in hands-on activities, such as the baby project, to examine parenthood responsibilities and family dynamics, fostering a practical understanding of socialization.
Development of critical thinking and societal awareness: By enrolling in this course, students will meet academic requirements while developing critical thinking skills, broadening their perspectives on social issues, and actively participating in shaping a more inclusive and equitable society.