Standards for the Preparation of Teachers

 

 

 

 

12 SOCIOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix

 

College/University

Lake Superior State University

Code

CF

 

Source of Guidelines/Standards

Michigan State Board of Education,

Program/Subject Area

Sociology

 

 

 

 

Narrative Explaining how Required Courses and/or Experiences
Fulfill the Standards for Program

No.

Standard/Guideline

Minor*

Major*

1.0

FOUNDATIONS: PREREQUISITE CONCEPTS AND SKILLS

 

 

1.1

identify sociological terms, concepts and theories

Basic concepts are explained in SO101/SO101, SO102, SO103, SO238; further implications are discussed in SO304 and SO325.

Basic concepts are explained in SO101/SO101, SO238 and further implications discussed in SO303 and SO304; in SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students examine in great detail several concepts related to their project.

1.2

Understand research techniques used by sociologists

Techniques for research are introduced in SO101/SO101; specific issues in data gathering and analysis are discussed in SO102, SO103; qualitative research is examined extensivelyin SO238; statistical methods are taught in SO302.

Techniques for research are introduced in SO101/SO101; qualitative research is examined extensivelyin SO238; methods for gathering data are the focus of SO202; statistical methods are taught in SO302; in SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students examine in greater detail techniques used in their project.

1.3

Understand characteristics, objectives, and issues in contemporary U.S. sociology

Contemporary U.S. society is the focus in most courses, specifically SO101/SO101, SO102, SO103 and SO238; SO325 expands upon stratification, introduced in SO101 and examined as well in SO102 and SO103.

Contemporary U.S. society is the focus in most courses, specifically SO101/SO101, SO102, SO103 and SO238. SO325 expands upon stratification, introduced in SO101 and examined as well in SO102 and SO103. In SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students closely scrutinize the aspect of U.S. (or Canadian) society selected for their particular project.

1.4

Apply procedures for locating and gathering social science information

Procedures for gathering data are introduced in SO101/SO101; issuesof data gathering specific to social problems and diversity are included, respectively, in SO102, SO103; field research techniques are explained and applied in SO238

Procedures for gathering data are introduced in SO101/SO101; field methods in SO238; methods for gathering data are the focus of SO202; in SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students examine in great detail procedures used in their project.

1.5

Apply procedures for translating, synthesizing, and organizing social science information

Ways in which sociological information is pulled together and organized is introduced in SO101/SO101; problems specific to social issues and diversity, respectively, in SO102, SO103; handling ofdescriptive information in SO238.SO302, SO304 and SO325 expand upon procedures implied in different statistical methods, in use of different theories, and relative to stratification, respectively.

Ways in which sociological information is organized is introduced in SO101/SO101; handling ofdescriptive information in SO238; implications embedded in different methods for gathering data in SO202; statistical methods and implications in SO302. In SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, each student considers procedures applicable to his or her project

1.6

apply analytical thinking skills to social science

The sociological imagination and specific application of same to many areas of social life is introduced in SO101/SO101; analytical issues specific to social problems and diversity, respectively, in SO102, SO103; analysis from a symbolic interactionist perspective in SO238. In SO302, SO304 and SO325 analytical issues of different statistics methods, in use of different theories, and relative to stratification, respectively, are expanded upon.

Sociological analysis is introduced SO101/SO101; association of different ways of analyzing with different research methods is discussed in SO202; analysis from a symbolic interactionist perspective in SO238; analysis using different theories in SO303 and SO304; analytical issues generated by use ofdifferent statistics methods in SO302; and in SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, each student considers procedures applicable to his or her project.

1.7

apply problem-solving and research skills to social science

Problem solving skills are introduced in SO101/SO101; are a major focus in SO102; are applied to diversity issues in SO103; are discussed in relationship to qualitative research in SO238, statistical methods in SO302, theory in SO304, and stratification in SO325.

Problem solving skills are introduced in SO101/SO101; are discussed in relationship to data gathering in SO202, qualitative research in SO238, statistical methods in SO302, theory in SO303 and SO3044, and are applied to the studentís research topic in SO401 and SO402.

2.0

INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND SOCIALINTERACTION

 

 

2.1

Understand socialization processes

Socialization is among the topics introduced in SO101/SO101; discussed in relationship to experiences differing by gender, race, social class, and ethnicity; and analyzed as a general process in detail in SO238.

Socialization is among the topics introduced in SO101/SO101, analyzed in detail as a general process in SO238; and may be scrutinized as the focus in the studentís research project in SO401 and SO402.

2.2

Understand the relationship between culture and personality

The relationship between culture and personality is introduced in SO101/SO101, discussed in SO102 and SO103 in specific cultural contexts; analyzed as a product of basic human nature in SO238; and expanded upon as examined by different theories in SO304 and as associated with social class in SO325.

The relationship between culture and personality is introduced in SO101/SO101, analyzed as a product of basic human nature in SO238, and discussed as examined by different theories in SO303 and SO304, and may be the focus in thestudentís research project in SO401 and SO402.

2.3

Understand the formation of individual values, beliefs, and attitudes

Development of beliefs, values and attitudes is introduced in SO101/SO101, discussed in SO102 and SO103 in specific social issue and cultural contexts; examined in detail as a basic social process in SO238; and expanded upon as examined by different theories in SO304 and as associated with social class in SO325.

Development of beliefs, values and attitudes is introduced in SO101/SO101, analyzed as a basic social process in SO238, discussed as examined by different theories in SO303 and SO304, and may be the focus in the studentís research project in SO401 and SO402.

2.4

Understand theories and consequences of deviance, and methods of social control

Deviance is introduced in SO101/SO101, analyzed further as an aspect of social problems in SO102, discussed in relationship to social diversity and stereotypes of same in SO103, examined as to its social causes in SO238 and SO304, and further discussed in relationship to social class in SO325.

Deviance is introduced in SO101/SO101; examined as to its social causes in SO238, SO303 and SO304, and may be further examined in the studentís research project in SO401 and SO402.

2.5

Identify types and functions of groups

Formation and types of groups are introduced in SO101/SO101.Variations with diversity in U.S. society are discussed in SO103 andwith social class diversity in SO325.Fundamental group processes are discussed at length of SO238 and again in SO304, where implications of different theories for group types and functions are discussed.

Formation and types of groups are introduced in SO101/SO101. The fundamental process group formations and different patterns are a major topic of SO238 and different approaches to it in SO303 and SO304. In SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students may examine in great detail some aspect of group formation or function.

2.6

Understand types of communication, their functions, and their significance

The sociological view of communication is introduced in SO101/SO101 and examined in great detail in SO238.Variations in uses and types of communication among diverse segments of the U.S. population are compared in SO103 and among social classes in SO325.Different theoretical handling of the implications of communication is underscored in SO304.

The sociological view of communication is introduced in SO101/SO101 and examined in great detail in SO238. Different theoretical handling of the implications of communication is underscored in SO303 and SO304. In SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students may examine in great detail some aspect of communication.

3.0

SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

 

 

3.1

Understand the determination and implications of social status in various kinds of societies

Social status and variations of the same are introduced in SO101/SO101. Creation of social status through interaction and implications for self are examined in SO238.Variations of status systems within and among diverse segments of the U.S. population are discussed in SO103 and among different types of societies in SO325.Different theoretical accounts of status are examined in more detail in SO304.

Social status and variations of the same are introduced in SO101/SO101. Creation of social status through interaction and implications for self are examined in SO238. Different theoretical accounts of status are examined in SO303 and SO304. In SO401 and SO402, the senior research project, students may closely examine some aspect of status.

3.2

Understand the formation and acquisition of roles in various kinds of societies

The concept of role is introduced in SO101/SO101 and discussed to the extent that it may be a factor various social problems in SO102.Role is examined as the basic building block of social structures and source of identity in SO238. Variation of roles among diverse segments of U.S. society is part of the discussion in SO103 and again as part of social class variation in SO325. Different theoretical handling of this concept is discussed further in SO304.

The concept of role is introduced in SO101/SO101. Role is examined as the basic building block of social structures and source of identity in SO238. Different theoretical handling of role is discussed further in SO303 and SO304. Role may be essential to the topic examined in SO401 and SO402, the senior research sequence.

3.3

Understand kinship, marriage, and family systems

Family is among the areas of sociology introduced in SO101/SO101.Family is discussed to the extent that family is affect by various social problems on SO102, and examined as the location of early socialization and interaction central to forming and sustaining self in SO238. Family is examined as an aspect of diversity in SO103 and again as part of social class variation in SO325.Changing patterns and theories explaining these are discussed further in SO304.

Family is among the areas of sociology introduced in SO101/SO101 and is examined as the location of early socialization and interaction central to forming and sustaining self in SO238. Changing patterns and theories explaining these are discussed further in SO303 and SO304. Family may be the institution examined in SO401 and SO402, the senior research sequence.

3.4

Understand types of political systems

The political system is introduced in SO101/SO101.Problems of the political system and influence of the political system upon problems in other institutions are discussed in SO102.Interrelationship of the political system and diversity, particularly as it affects situation of minorities, is examined in SO102 and with respect to social class again in SO325.Various theoretical handling of the political system in classical theories is covered again in more detail in SO304.

The political system is introduced in SO101/SO101. Various ways in which the political system is analyzed in different theories is covered again in more detail in SO303 and SO304. The political system may be the topic examined in SO401 and SO402, the senior research sequence.

3.5

Understand types of economic systems

The economic system is introduced in SO101/SO101 as a major institution.Problems within the economic system and influence of the economic system upon problems in other institutions are discussed in SO102.Interrelationship of the economic system and diversity, particularly as it affects situation of minorities, is examined in SO102 and with respect to social class again in SO325. Differing approaches used in different classical theories are covered again and in more detail in SO304.

The economic system is introduced in SO101/SO101 as a major institution. Different approaches of the various theories is covered again and in more detail in SO303 and SO304. The student may select the economic system as her/his topic for SO401 and SO402, the senior research sequence.

3.6

Understand educational systems

The educational system is introduced in SO101/SO101.Problems of the educational system are discussed in SO102.Interrelationship of the educational system and diversity, particularly as it affects situation of minorities, is examined in SO102and with respect to social class again in SO325.In SO238the educational system is analyzed as a socializing agency. Various views of functions of education are examined again in SO304.

The educational system is introduced in SO101/SO101. Various interpretations of the function of education are examined in SO303 and SO304. In SO401 and SO402, the senior research sequence, students may select a hypothesis involving the educational system.

3.7

Understand religious institutions

Religion is examined in SO101/SO101.Social issues involving religious organizations, practices or beliefs are discussed in SO102. Variations in religion as a factor of diversity are examined in SO102 and with respect to social class again in SO325.Socialization in and meaning of religion are discussed in SO238. Various theoretical handling in classical theories ways of approaching religion is discussed again in SO304.

Religion is examined in SO101/SO101. Religion is discussed as a factor in socialization in SO238.Various waystheorists handle religion is covered again in more detail in SO303 and SO304. The religious system may be selected for examination in SO401 and SO402.

4.0

SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND CHANGE

 

 

4.1

Understand socioeconomic stratification and class in contemporary society

Stratification is among the concepts explained in SO101/SO101, scrutinized as an element in social problems in SO102and explored as an aspect of diversity in SO103 and again in SO325, wherein it is the central topic. SO238 examines stratification as it affects socialization and self. Different systems for explaining stratification are compared again in SO304.

Stratification is among the concepts explained in SO101/SO101 and again SO238, the latter as related to socialization and self-concept. Different systems for examining stratification are compared in SO303 and SO304.Some students test a hypothesis about stratification in their senior project, SO401 and SO402.

4.2

Analyze race and ethnic stratification in contemporary society

The relationship of stratification and race/ethnicity are analyzed in SO101/SO101, examined as an element in social problems in SO102, explored as an aspect of diversity in SO103 and again in SO325. SO238 examines the effect of racial and ethnic stratification upon acquisition of knowledge, social relationships and self concept. Different theories accounting for the socioeconomic implications of race/ethnicity placement are expanded upon in SO304.

The relationship of stratification and race/ethnicity are analyzed in SO101/SO101. SO238 examines acquisition of knowledge about this relationship and implications for interaction and self concept. Some students have explored the situation of Native Americans or Black Americans and attendant socioeconomic issues in their senior research projects in SO401 and SO402.

4.3

Analyze gender and age stratification in contemporary society

Age and gender stratification are introduced in SO101/SO101, examined as a source of social problems in SO102and explored as an aspect of diversity in SO103 and again in SO325. SO238 examines age and gender stratification as a factor in interaction and self concept. Theoretical framing of gender and age issues is examined again in SO304.

Age and gender stratification is introduced in SO101/SO101. SO238 examines age and gender stratification as a factor in interaction and self concept. Theoretical framing of gender and age issues is examined in SO303 and SO304. Some students develop and test a hypothesis about gender or age stratification in SO401 and SO402.

4.4

Analyze social mobility in contemporary societies

Social mobility is examined in SO101/SO101, in SO102, in SO103 and again in SO325. SO238 examines socialization and mobility and also consequences of mobility for relationships. Different causes and consequences of mobility are considered again in SO304.

Social mobility is examined in SO101/SO101. SO238 examines socialization and mobility and also consequences of mobility for relationships. Different causes and consequences of mobility are considered again in SO303 and SO304. Some students pose and test a hypothesis about mobility in SO401 and SO402.

4.5

Understand culture and cultural variation

Culture is a central concept of SO101/SO101, wherein cultural variation is also introduced. SO102 discusses the centrality of culture to social problems. Cultural diversity is a major focus of SO103, and in SO325, in the latter as it is part of social class. The symbolic interactionist view of culture and cultural variation as based in language is explained in SO238. Different ways of viewing culture are discussed again in SO304.

Culture is a central concept of SO101/SO101, wherein cultural variation is also introduced. The symbolic interactionist view of culture and cultural variation as based in language is explained in SO238. Different ways of viewing culture are discussed in SO303 and SO304. Some aspect of culture is often part of the research project selected by students in SO401 and SO402.

4.6

Understand social continuity and change

Social continuity and change are introduced in SO101/SO101, discussed as related to social problems in SO102, diversity in SO103, and social class diversity in SO325.Implications of broad currents of change for perspectives, interaction and the nature of self are discussed in SO238. Different classical theories about change, introduced in SO101, are explored in greater depth in SO304.

Social continuity and change are introduced in SO101/SO101. Implications of broad currents of change for perspectives, interaction and the nature of self are discussed in SO238.Different theories about change, introduced in SO101, are explored in greater depth in SO303 and SO304. Change and continuity are often factors in hypotheses examined by students in SO401 and SO402.

4.7

Understand urbanization and industrialization

The origins of sociology as a discipline examining social changes and problems arising from industrialization and urbanization are discussed in SO101/SO101. SO102 examines problematic aspects of urbanization and industrialization and possible solutions. The consequences of historically specific urban or industrial changes upon diverse segments of society are examined in SO103 and again in SO325. The influence of urbanization upon patterns of interaction and systems of small group relationships are touched upon in SO238.SO304 examines in more detail classical theories about the consequences of these two processes for society.

The origins of sociology as a discipline examining social changes and problems arising from industrialization and urbanization are discussed in SO101/SO101. The influence of urbanization upon patterns of interaction and systems of small group relationships are touched upon in SO238. SO303 and SO304 examine in more detail theories about the consequences of these two processes for society. Industrialization or urbanization may be aspects of hypotheses examined by students in SO401 and SO402.

4.8

Understand types of social movements, their origins, and their impact

Social movements are introduced in SO101/SO101.Causes and consequences of social movements are discussed in SO102.Movements challenging or attempting to maintain inequality associated with class, gender, race or ethnicity are discussed in SO103 and again in SO325.Attraction to and identity with social movements is discussed in SO238. The causes and consequences of social movements are discussed again in SO304.

Social movements are introduced in SO101/SO101. Attraction to and identity with social movements is discussed in SO238. Different theories about causes and consequences of social movements are analyzed in SO303 and SO304. From time to time a student selects some social movement to examine in SO401 and SO402

 

5.0

U.S. SOCIAL PROBLEMS

 

 

5.1

Analyze the issues concerning race and ethnic relations in the United States

Race and ethnicity issues in the U.S. are analyzed in SO101/SO101, examined as an element in social problems in SO102and explored as an aspect of diversity in SO103 and social class diversity in SO325. SO238 examines acquisition of knowledge about race and ethnicity, and implications of race and ethnicity for interaction and self concept. Different theories discussing race and ethnic relationships are examined in SO304.

Race and ethnicity issues are analyzed in SO101/SO101. SO238 examines acquisition of knowledge about race and ethnicity, and implications of race and ethnicity for interaction and self concept. Different theories discussing race and ethnic relationships are examined in SO304. Some students have explored some aspect of the situation of Native Americans or Black Americans in their senior in their senior research projects in SO401 and SO402.

5.2

Analyze poverty and the social welfare system in the United States

In SO101/SO101, data regarding poverty are studied, the social welfare system and its changes are examined, and different theories explaining poverty are compared.In SO102 poverty and welfare are among the social problems discussed in a more comprehensive problems approach.In SO103 and again in SO325 poverty and the welfare system are analyzed, in the form as an element of diversity and in the later as a part of social stratification. SO238 examines some of the social psychological consequences of poverty. The student again in SO304encounters contrasting explanations of poverty.

In SO101/SO101, data regarding poverty are studied, the changing social welfare system is examined, and different theories explaining poverty are compared. SO238 examines some of the social psychological consequences of poverty. The student encounters contrasting explanations of poverty and the social welfare response again in SO303 and SO304. The senior research project selected by the student in SO401 and SO402 may focus upon some aspect of poverty and/or social welfare.

5.3

Understand crime and the criminal justice system in the United States

Crime and the criminal justice system are among the topics introduced in SO101/SO101, examined as an element in social problems in SO102 and explored as an aspect of diversity In SO103 and again in SO325. SO238 examines the process of labeling and implications for interaction and self concept. Different theories regarding crime and the criminal justice system are examined again in SO304.

Crime and the criminal justice system are among the topics introduced in SO101/SO101. SO238 examines the process of labeling and implications for interaction and self concept. Different theories regarding crime and the criminal justice system are examined again in SO303 and SO304. The senior research project selected by the student in SO401 and SO402 may focus upon some aspect of poverty and/or social welfare.

5.4

Understand contemporary ecological issues in the United States

Causes and possible solutions to ecological issues are introduced in SO101/SO101and examined elements of social problems in SO102.The intersection of stratification and ecological issues are among the topics covered in SO103 and SO325. SO238 touches upon materialism and consumption as personal and cultural perspectives.

Causes and possible solutions to ecological issues are introduced in SO101/SO101. SO238 touches upon materialism and consumption as personal and cultural perspectives. Explanations for ecological problems are examined in SO304. The senior research project selected by the student for SO401 and SO402 may focus upon an ecological issue.

5.5

Understand U.S. population trends and processes

Population trends and processes are discussed in SO101/SO101, examined as an element in social problems in SO102 and explored as an aspect of diversity in SO103 and again in SO325. Different theories about population dynamics are examined in SO304.

Population trends and processes are examined in SO101/SO101. Different theories about population dynamics are examined in SO303 and SO304. The senior research project selected by the student for SO401 and SO402 may focus upon some aspect of population.

5.6

Understand issues related to aging in the United States

Issues surrounding aging are introduced SO101/SO101, examined as an element in social problems in SO102, and explored as an aspect of diversity in SO103. In the lab for SO238 students may do a life history interview project with an elderly person.

Issues surrounding aging are introduced SO101/SO101. In the lab for SO238 students may do a life history interview project with an elderly person. The senior research project selected by the student for SO401 and SO402 may focus upon some aspect of aging.

5.7

Understand issues related to health care in the United States

Health and health care issues in the U.S. are analyzed in SO101/SO101, examined as an element in social problems in SO102, and explored as an aspect of inequality in SO103 and again in SO325.

Health and health care issues in the U.S. are analyzed in SO101/SO101. In SO303, health care is examined as part ofsocial welfare systems analyzed by different contemporary theorists. The senior research project selected by the student for SO401 and SO402 may focus upon some aspect of health care in the U.S.

5.8

Understand contemporary family life in the United States

Family life in the U.S. is analyzed in SO101/SO101; problems in family life are examined SO102; and diversity of family structure is among the topics included in SO103 and again in SO325.In SO238 students consider interaction and socialization patterns of families. Different theories about changes in family life are examined in SO304.

Family life in the U.S. is analyzed in SO101/SO101. In SO238 students consider interaction and socialization patterns of families. Different theories about structure and change in family life are examined in SO303 and SO304.The senior research project selected by the student for SO401 and SO402 may focus upon some aspect of family life.

 

 

 

 

 

*Minors take two and majors take three elective sociology courses in which these areas of sociology are further examined.

All minors and majors are required to select a course in cultural diversity that encompasses one or more of the following: social

class, race and ethnicity, cross-cultural variation, sexual orientation and gender.