Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: SOCI-1301- Section: 71
Introduction to Sociology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Maria Garcia
Phone(409) 984-6117
Location:Business Office - Room: 117
Hours:By Appointment Only. This can be virtual or face to face.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.
Prerequisites TSI complete in reading.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Compare and contrast the basic theoretical perspectives of sociology.
Identify the various methodological approaches to the collection and analysis of data in sociology.
Describe key concepts in sociology.
Describe the empirical findings of various subfields of sociology.
Explain the complex links between individual experiences and broader institutional forces.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

SOC6: Introduction to Sociology by Nijole V. Benokraitis, Cengage.
Lecture Topics
- No Late Assignments will be accepted.
- I will not discuss grades via e-mail. If you want to discuss your grade, we can make a virtual or phone appointment to discuss.
-When contacting the instructor, please await for 24 hours for the instructor to respond.
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date August 9, 2021 - 12:0 AM   Through  August 15, 2021 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board Questions/Response - 28%
Chapter Quizzes - 28%
Midterm and Final Exams - 30%
Journals - 14%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies - No Late Assignments will be accepted.
- I will not discuss grades via e-mail. If you want to discuss your grade, we can make a virtual or phone appointment to discuss.
-When contacting the instructor, please await for 24 hours for the instructor to respond.
Attendance Policy None
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.