Sociology 12 is the study of human relationships which
explores the ways in which humans interact. The aim of the Sociology 12
course is to help students gain a better understanding of themselves, of
their role in society, and of society itself.
The Objectives of this course are as follows:
- To help the student develop an interest in their
social world that will extend beyond the sociology course itself.
- To help the student become aware of the extreme
importance of social relationships in human
- To help the student develop the ability to look at
the social phenomena about oneself more objectively instead of viewing
the world as one wants to see it or as others want one to see it.
- To introduce the student to the basic principles
and concepts of sociology as a discipline.
- To give the student an opportunity to carry out
simple social research so that one can become more involved in the
course as well as develop a better understanding of the sociologist as a
- To help the student become aware of some of the
problems of our society, and give one a chance to seek solutions to
these problems using methods that are scientifically and logically
- To help the student develop a better understanding
of different cultures without prejudice or bias by exposing one to the
role of historical and environmental conditions resulting in cultural
The text book used in this course is Sociology in
our Times by Kendall, Murray, and Linden.
The content of the course will be presented in the
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Methods in Sociological Study
Unit 3: Culture
Unit 4: Social Organization
Unit 5: Population and Human Ecology
Unit 6: Collective Behavior
Unit 7: Social Institutions
Unit 8: Sociology and Social Problems
Evaluation of Sociology 12 will be as follows: