Introduction to Sociology
Enroll meProfessors: David Feddes and Henry Reyenga
Professor Feddes and Professor Reyenga will team teach this class. Professor Reyenga will teach most content for the first seven weeks. Dr. Feddes will teach the final five weeks.
This class explores the academic discipline of sociology, evaluates claims of sociology from a biblical perspective.
Outcomes:1. CLI students will grasp a working knowledge of the academic content of the subject of introductory sociology, covering the foundations of sociology, an introduction to the discipline, relevant study methodologies, and dominant theoretical perspectives.2. CLI students will gain insights into the human condition so as to know how to love those they are reaching and serving.3. CLI students will learn discernment skills which allow for the articulation of Christian values in the context of non-Christian worldview assessments of human experience. Christians are called to be in the world, but not of the world.4. CLI students will learn terms and ideas that are frequently covered by media outlets.5. CLI students will be introduced to the field of sociology study.6. CLI students who practice ministry will also be introduced to the expectations of Social Workers or Human Resources personnel in their communities.Resources
The free textbook is provided for us by Wikibooks. This Wikibook textbook is written for general college-level study. Parts of the content may not reflect the CLI statement of faith. The Wikibook does describe the human experience as observed from a human sciences point of view, often far apart from a Biblical worldview. This human sciences perspective gives Christian leaders keen insights into how social scientists interpret the human story.
1. View all online lectures and read all articles on each topic. CLI computer tracks whether you do this.
2. Take the online quiz for each unit. You will have 75 minutes to answer 20 multiple-choice questions for each quiz. Once a quiz has started, you must finish it, and you can't retake it. So be ready ahead of time. Each quiz covers readings and video lectures for that unit. While taking the quiz, you may use your notes and refer to articles and other materials. Tip: First answer all the questions you know. Then try to look up answers to questions you don't know. When you have entered an answer for every question, submit the quiz for grading before the 75-minute limit.
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Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no credit.
You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all course work will be removed. You will have to start over and take the class again to receive credit.
All the videos' slides are available in this course.
Day 1 - 10
Unit 1: Sociology's Focus and Methods
Day 11 - 20
Unit 2: Sociological Theory
Day 21 - 30
Unit 3: Culture, Socialization, and Transformation
Day 31 - 40
Unit 4: Groups and Demographics
Day 41 - 50
Unit 5: Aging and Deviance
Day 51 - 60
Unit 6: Stratification and Ethnicity
Day 61 - 70
Unit 7: Gender and Sexuality
Day 71 - 80
Unit 8: Family
Day 81 - 90
Unit 9: Education and Politics
Day 91 - 100
Unit 10: Religion
Day 101 - 110
Unit 11: Economy and Health
Day 111 - 120
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Unit 12: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Day 121 - 150
The course has ended. Please make sure all quizzes have been completed. If your work is incomplete, it is considered a drop, and you will have to take the class again in order to receive credit.
Day 151 - 180
Our staff will be using this time to review your work. Your grade should appear on your "My Home Page" in the "Course Overview" section. Please contact Helpdesk if you have any questions or did not receive your grade.