SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 11:20:44 PMSOC 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 3Title:  SELF AND SOCIETY  
Full Title:  Self and Society
Last Reviewed:4/12/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is an introduction to the sociological study of face-to-face interaction, exploring the social factors that influence how we see ourselves and how we manage our presentations of self to others.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an introduction to the sociological study of face-to-face interaction, exploring the social factors that influence how we see ourselves and how we manage our presentations of self to others.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2006
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2006
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2006
 4JSociology and Criminology  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Master sociological approaches to examining self and society
     with respect to theoretical models, assumptions, and contemporary
2.   Explain the relationship between broad structural changes in society,
     and the emotional labor strategies of everyday life.
3.   Analyze how social status is produced interactionally, including
     variations over the life course, and across social roles.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Distinguish between psychological and sociological approaches to examining self and society.
2.  Explain the relationship between micro and macro experiences in the social world.
3.  Illustrate how gender, race/ethnicity, etc. are negotiated through social interaction.
4.  Analyze how impression management strategies are used in everyday life.
5.  Summarize the contributions of Symbolic Interactionism to Sociology.
6. Employ sociology of emotions concepts, such as feeling  rules and emotion management.
7.  Demonstrate how social roles are constructed and maintained.
8.  Identify how agents of socialization, such as mass media,  family, and government, shape reality for members of society.
9.  Interpret the relationships between physical self, identity, formation and social processes.
10. Analyze how changes in personal sense of self, reflect changes in institutions, such as the economy, medicine, law, etc.
11. Use social science research methods to study mico-level social interaction.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to the world of microsociology, such as how our selves and emotions
      are constructed through social interaction.
2.  The three major sociological theories: conflict, functionalism, and symbolic
      interactionism; and the difference between macro- and microsociology
3.  The historical development of symbolic interactionism (i.e., microsociology)
      through Mead, Cooley, Blumer, and Goffman
4.  Dramaturgy, sociology of cognition, and sociology of emotions as related to
      symbolic interactionism
5.  Relationships between the physical self, identity formation, and social
6.  Self-development and socialization through agents of socialization such as the family,
      educational institutions, and the mass media,
7.  The social construction of symbols, language, and roles
8.  Impression management strategies used in everyday life
9.  Connections between social structures (e.g., race, gender, class, disability status etc.,
      as well as social institutions) and ongoing production of selves
10. Cultural change and its impact on the ongoing production of selves
11. Relationship between structure and agency
12. Critical assessment of research methods such as observation and/or conversation analysis,
       interviewing, ethnography, used by sociologists to conceptualize, gather, and interpret data
       in this field

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1. Students will read approximately 1-2 chapters per week, or 3 journal articles.
2. Students will write 4000 to 5000 words over the semester.
    A. critical-thought essays
    B. examinations
   C. conduct brief research projects using ethnographies, and/or observations of popular culture
3. Two objective and/or essay exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 60%
Written homework, Essays, research papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Inside Social Life:  Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology, 7th ed.  Cahill, et al.  Oxford: 2013.
The Managed Heart:  Commercialization of Human Feeling.  Hochschild, Arlie Russell.  University of California Press: 2012.
The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, 5th Edition.  O'Brien, Jodi.  Sage Publications: 2011.

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