Human Behavior & Social Environment

Human Behavior & Social Environment

  1. Module Title: Human Behavior & Social Environment
  2. Module Prefix/Number: SOC 348
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course offers information about the private troubles of individuals and families in terms of the social problems or issues that affect them. It also provides a look at life from the standpoint of marginalized and disadvantaged people and avoids blaming the victim or blaming the society. This course discusses the resilience and strengths of diverse populations-at-risk and makes the case that human behavior is caused by many factors in reciprocal interaction.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Understand what social justice is and what inequalities are
    • Learn how to make critical judgments about society and the circumstances people find themselves in
    • Combine the use of the social systems theory approach with a commitment to social and economic justice
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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