Martes, Nobyembre 10, 2009

Course Syllabus for Social Science 113

SOCIETY AND CULTURE WITH FAMILY PLANNING
2nd Semester, SY: 2009-2010


Faculty: Florie Jane M. Tamon Class Email Address:
fjtamon@gmail.com socioandphilos@gmail.com
Consultation Hours: Class Blogspot:
MWF 9-11am http://socioandphilos.blogspot.com



Course Title:
SOCIETY AND CULTURE WITH FAMILY PLANNING

Course Description:
The course will introduce to the students concepts, theories, and perspectives vital in the understanding of society and culture. An in depth discussion of basic social institutions forming the social structure will be emphasized in order to increase the awareness of students of the current issues confronting the present social structure. In so doing, the students are also expected to understand their individual and collective functions in confronting such issues.
Furthermore, a special discussion will be devoted on family planning, taking into account family planning and reproductive health concepts and issues that are significant agendum of the society’s project on social order.

Course Objectives: At the end of the semester, the students are expected to:
1. Discuss the varied concepts related to the study of society and culture.
2. Explain the roles of social institutions as bases of order in the society.
3. Comprehend the factors which lead to social change.
4. Discuss varied concepts on reproductive health and family planning.

Course Outline:

I. INTRODUCTION
A. Nature and Beginnings of Sociology and Anthropology
B. Perspectives in Understanding the Society
1. Conflict Perspective
2. Symbolic-Interactionist Perspective
3. Structural-Functional Analysis

II. SOCIETY
A. Socio-cultural Evolution: Transformation of Societies
B. Social Groups and Organizations
C. Socialization
1. Understanding Socialization
Sigmund Freud: Elements of Personality
Jean Piaget: Cognitive Development
Lawrence Kohlberg: Moral Development
Carol Gilligan: Bringing Gender
George Herbert Mead: The Social Self
Erick Erikson: 8 Stages of Development
2. Agents of Socialization

III. CULTURE
A. What is Culture?
B. Components of Culture
C. Characteristics of Culture
D. Issues in Understanding Culture

IV. BASIC SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
A. Religion and Society
B. Government and Law
C. Economy
D. Education
E. Marriage and Family

V. FAMILY PLANNING AND RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD
A. Reproductive Health
B. Family Planning
C. Responsible Parenthood


Class Activities:
Participatory Class Discussion
Film-Viewing
Topical Discussion
Research Works
Class Presentations
QIP (Question, Issue, Problem)

Grade Requirement:
Midterm and Final Grade Semestral Grade
Class Participation 20% Midterm Grade 50%
Short Papers 30% Final Grade 50%
Quizzes 10% 100%
Project 20%
Midterm/Final Exam 20%
100%

References:
1. Broom, L. and Selznick, P. (1995). Sociology: A Text with Adapted Readings. 2nd Edition. Row, Peterson, and Company. USA.
2. Farganis, James. (2000). Readings in Social Theory: The Classic Tradition to Post Modernism. Mc Graw-Hill, Inc. USA.
3. Hebding, D. and Glick, L. (1992). Introduction to Sociology: A Text with Adapted Readings. McGraw-Hill, Inc. USA.
4. Henslin, J. (2001). Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 5th Edition. A Pearson Education Company. Massachusetts.
5. Kottak, C. (2004). Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity. 10th Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. USA.
6. Lawrence, R. (1963). Perspectives on the Social Order: Readings in Sociology. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. USA.
7. Macionis, J. (2001). Sociology. 8th Edition. Prentice Hall, Inc. USA.
8. Panopio, I. and Rolda, R. S. (2000). Society and Culture: Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology. JMC Press, Inc. Quezon City.
9. Ritzer, G. (2000). Sociological Theory. 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies. USA.
10. San Juan, W. et al.(2007). Sociology, Culture, and Family Planning. Unlad Publishing. Pasay City.

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