Sociology II: Social Problems

Enrollment Message:

Sociology II is new for Trimester 2 2016 and replaces Sociology B.

This is the second course in a 2-course series. While Sociology provided an overview of many sociological concepts, Sociology II provides students with a more in-depth look at sociological approaches and how they are applied to social problems. The majority of the units will highlight inequality as a way to focus the student’s attention on a particular issue and its potential solutions. Prerequisites: None, but Sociology I is recommended.

Course Objectives: Students will assess how social institutions and cultures change and evolve.

• Students will identify common patterns of social inequality.

• Students will analyze the effects of social inequality on groups and individuals.

• Students will explain the relationship between social institutions and inequality.

• Students will assess responses to social inequality.

Course Outline:

Unit 9: Social Change

Unit 10: Social Stratification

Unit 11: Patterns of Inequality

Unit 12: Impact of Inequality

Unit 13: Social Institutions and Inequality

Unit 14: Responses to Inequality

Unit 15: An In-Depth Look at Inequality

Unit 16: Using Your Sociological Imagination

Resources Included:

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/
Students must also have access to YouTube.

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Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: New Trimester 2 2016

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: American Sociological Association: National Standards for HS Sociology
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 04258
MDE Endorsement Code: CF - Sociology
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus