ERIC Number: ED086611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Introduction to Sociology: Social Studies. 6425.05.
Riviere, Jo Ann C.
The publication is an outline of a course (grades 10-12) which introduces the student to the basic techniques of the sociologist and to selected areas of sociological study such as population, family, urban and rural living, race relations and crime. Some of the course objectives are as follows: 1) to investigate the ways in which human societies have evolved different cultures; 2) to examine the effects that belonging to particular groups have upon an individual's behavior and self-perception; 3) to analyze the implications of cultural diversity on our society; 4) to trace the development of social class systems and to examine the ways in which these systems fulfill man's needs; and, 5) to formulate hypotheses on the effects of population, crime and violence upon the individual and his society. The content is presented through the use of textual and audiovisual materials. Various teaching techniques are used such as inquiry, class discussion, individual and group projects, case studies, and class surveys. The guide is divided into sections which contain broad goals, a content outline, objectives, and learning activities and materials. A bibliography of recommended textual and audiovisual course materials is attached. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Class Activities, Course Content, Course Objectives, Crime, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Humanism, Instructional Materials, Population Growth, Secondary Education, Social Behavior, Social Influences, Social Relations, Social Studies, Social Systems, Sociology, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Violence
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.