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Course Description

Sociology - SOC 290

The Individual and Community - An Honors Capstone Course (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

A required conclusion to the Schoolcraft Scholars Honors Program, this capstone course examines individual, social structural and social institutional relationships through multiple disciplines. Students will identify and analyze social and cultural trends and issues. During the course, students will complete and present results of service-learning projects.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze the structure and function of culture and society using sociological concepts, theory and methodology.
  • Analyze social situations for ethnocentric bias and cultural relativism.
  • Assess how social structures and institutions shape the lives of individuals in modern society.
  • Apply sociological concepts and theories to issues of diversity and inequality in society.
  • Explore the underlying causes of contemporary social issues.
  • Conduct field research outside the classroom as part of service-learning projects.
  • Relate effectively with partners and in groups.
  • Analyze community services and organizations.
  • Evaluate a service-learning project.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2019; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 290111059Individual & Community 3Schaumann K$12.0019/28/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA475