District Syllabus
Introduction To Sociology

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0025 Developmental Writing II and
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
FA, SP, SU – Sociology is the systematic study of human group 
dynamics. As such, this introductory course will cover the 
theoretical foundations of sociology and their application to modern 
society. Some topics covered include: race and ethnicity, gender and 
age inequalities, globalization, education, political structures, 
and economic systems.  The course invites students to view and 
analyze their social world from new and exciting perspectives.  
Meets A.A. general education, Social Sciences.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Ferris. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology, 4th ed., Norton, 2014. ISBN: 9780393922585
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: There is a fee for distance learning classes.
Program Learning Outcomes:
I.  Critical Thinking: The student evaluates the validity of ideas, 
developing informed opinions or defensible conclusions.   

II. Communication:  The student effectively communicates knowledge 
and ideas.
V. Cultural Literacy: The student demonstrates an understanding of 
human culture and its diversity.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of SYG 2000, students will
1.Illustrate how the sociological imagination and sociological 
concepts apply to their lives;
2.Compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations in sociology;
3.Interpret sociological research methods and results to identify 
correlation and causation;
4.Identify how the self develops socially, recognizing the 
connections between culture and the individual; and
5.Describe the influences and interconnections of social structure, 
social forces and technology.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.