Grades: 11, 12Sociology provides opportunities for students to study human social behavior from a group perspective. The sociological perspective is a distinct method of studying recurring patterns in people’s attitudes and actions and how these patterns vary across time, among cultures, and in social groups. Students will describe the development of sociology as a social science and identify methods and strategies of research. Students examine society, group behavior, and social structures through research methods using scientific inquiry. The influence of culture on group behavior is addressed through areas of content including social institutions such as the family, religion, education, economics, government, community organizations, and political and social groups. Students will also explore the impacts of social groups and social institutions on individual and group behavior and examine the changing nature of society. The development of group organizations and interactions, the factors that influence group behavior and social problems, and the impact of cultural change on society are included in the study. Students will analyze a range of social problems in today’s world and examine the role of the individual as a member of the community.
- A Core 40 and AHD course
- A one semester course (1 credit)