SRJC Course Outlines

8/14/2022 10:58:34 PMSOC 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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: 
Formerly: 

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.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

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)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2006
Inactive: 
 Area:D
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:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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 social structure, interpersonal
   and subjective experience.
3.  Illustrate how gender, social class and inequalities are
   interactionally formulated and negotiated.
4.  Analyze how impression management strategies are used in everyday
   life.
5.  Summarize the contributions of Goffman, Cooley and Mead to this field
   of study.
6.  Employ sociology of emotions concepts such as feeling rules
   and emotion management, to specific institutional settings.
7.  Demonstrate how social roles (obligations and entitlements) are
   constructed and maintained.
8.  Identify how agents of socialization, such as mass media,
   policymakers and claims makers, shape reality for members of society.
9.  Interpret the relationships between physical self, identity, and
   social processes.
10. Analyze how changes in personal sense of self reflect changes in
   institutions, such as the economy, medicine, law, etc.
11. Apply social science research methods in conducting studies of self
   management and social context including:  interviewing, ethnography,
   observation and/or conversational analysis.
12. Critically assess sociological studies of self and society in terms
   of different methods used to both conceptualize and measure data.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Orientation to the world of microsociology
2.  Inner lives as constructed through social interaction
3.  Sociology of emotions as a subfield of sociology
4.  The historical development of analytic thought about the social self
5.  Cultural changes and their impacts on emotion management strategies
6.  Linkages between social structure and ongoing production of selves
7.  The nature of symbolic interaction and communication
8.  Mass media's growing influence on self-conceptualization
9.  Social characteristics such as race, ethnicity, and class position as
   negotiated aspects of encounters
10. Ongoing productions of gender roles and their relationship to
   current trends.
11. Analysis of ordinary conversation as demonstrating how social reality.
12. Critical assessment of research methods used by sociologists to
   conceptualize, gather, and interpret data in this field.  

Assignments:
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1. Students will read approximately 1-2 chapters per week, or 3 journal
  articles.
2. Students will write 15-20 pages over the semester.  This will be
  accomplished through critical-thought essays, examinations, and by
  conducting brief research projects using ethnographies, and/or
  observations of popular culture.
3. Assignments will include 2 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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Inner Lives and Social Worlds:  Readings in Social Psychology.  Holstein, James and Gubrium, Jaber.  Oxford University Press:  2003.
 
Inside Social Life:  Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology, 4th ed.  Cahill, Spencer.  Roxbury:  2004.
 
The Managed Heart:  Commercialization of Human Feeling, 2nd ed.  Hochchild, Arlie Russell.  University of California Press:  2003.
 
Self and Society.  Banaman, Ann.  Blackwell Publishing:  2001.
 
Sociology in Everyday Life,  3rd ed.  Karp, David, et al.   Waveland Press:  2003.  

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