Available to Grades 11-12
Sociology is an elective course that studies human society and social behavior, including how each acts as an essential part of a civilized society. Emphasis will be given on the role of culture, violence, deviance, social control, socialization, personality, group behavior, social class, and social institutions. The course will also feature extensive study of the values, beliefs, lifestyles and historic events which help shape society. Topics of interest include the family, education, religion, and sport. Ultimately, students will gain insight and understanding of both themselves and the larger society around them through a wide range of activities involving research, writing and classroom discussion.