2490 Sociology

2490    Sociology                                                                                 Grades:  10-12                           .5 Credit          

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.  This one semester course focuses on: the sociological perspective; methods of inquiry; social structure – culture, institutions, society; social relationships – self, groups, socialization; stratification and inequality. Topics covered may include: collective behavior, cults, culture, demography, deviance, education, ethnicity, ethics, families, gangs, gender issues, groups, hate crimes, medicine, poverty, race, research methods, socialization, social class, social protest movements, and technology.