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Introduction to Sociology Course Content
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The Introduction to Sociology Course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2018. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named OSS021. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadIrene Petten                                                Columbus State Community CollegeContent Contributors Dee Malcuit                                                 Clark State Community CollegeKwaku Oboso-Mensah                               Lorain County Community CollegeAnjel Stough-Hunter                                   Ohio Dominican UniversityLibrarianSherri Saines                                              Ohio UniversityReview TeamEric Jorrey                                                 Central Ohio Technical College 

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Social Science
Sociology
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Full Course
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Education, Apply the three major sociological perspectives to the issue of education and educational inequalities
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OER Text Material Understanding and Changing the Social WorldThis section provides a very basic overview of Functionalist (most detailed), Conflict (thin) and Symbolic Interactionist (thin) perspectives on education.

Subject:
Sociology
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Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Education, Describe how economic development and political ideals influence the emergence of public education
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OER Text materialSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social WorldThis section provides a general overview of the history of education in the United States.  It covers how education moved from a the exclusive remit of the wealthy to a public education system due to the needs of an industrial economy and a desire to establish and reinforce “American” values over all others.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Education, Explain how historical and current patterns of social inequality impact education.
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OER Text materialSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Sections: 16.316.3 reviews the inequalities of educational attainment, the impact education has on income and the influence of education on moral and social attitudes. Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Sections:, 16.4.1, 16.4.2, and 16.4.516.4.1 reviews how education perpetuates inequality. 16.4.2 reviews the historical and contemporary existence of segregation in schools. 16.4.5 explores why we see social inequalities reflected in the higher education system.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Education, Explore the intersection of gender and educational outcomes globally and in the United States.
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OER Text materialSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 16.3.116.3.1 U.S.-centric exploration of the relationship between gender and education.Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 16.4.316.4.3 Brief summary of single sex education and the influence on girls ‘and women’s achievement and self-esteem.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Education, Identify trends in educational attainment in the United States as compared to other high-income countries.
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OER Text MaterialIntroduction to Sociology 2e, Derived from Introduction to Sociology by OpenStaxThis section of Open Stax describes the differences in educational resources around the world and explores differences in access to education from a global perspective.  It highlights the importance of social background in both educational attainment and in access to education. (The main text does not adequately cover this area.)

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Marriage and the Family, Identify current trends surrounding marriage, children, and divorce in the United States
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OER Text MaterialsSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Sections: 15.3-15.4Section 3 defines marriage and discusses trends related to the marriage in the U.S. and cross-nationally. Trends related to children are also discussed. Data from 2010 census is used. Section 4 also discusses changes in the American family and current issues related to families such as cohabitation, divorce, working mothers and daycare and same-sex marriage. The section on same sex marriage needs updated to reflect current policy. The text currently states that only five states allow same sex marriage. This is a significant short-coming of this chapter.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Politics, Describe theories of power organization and identify what groups and/or individuals have power according to those theories
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OER Text materialTheories of Power and SocietySociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. This section reviews pluralism and power elite theory, assessing brief weaknesses of both.

Subject:
Sociology
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Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Politics, Describe the role of government in framing the power structure and access to resources.
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OER Text materialPolitics in the United StatesSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. 14.4.2, 14.4.3 The influence of felony disenfranchisement law and the existence of PACs and lobbying on political policy and economy are briefly reviewed.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Politics, Detail types of government and leadership
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OER Text materialTypes of Political SystemsSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. This section describes and explores the strengths and weaknesses of monarchies, democracies, and authoritarian and totalitarian structures.

Subject:
Sociology
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Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Politics, Explain different types of authority/systems of domination.
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OER Text MaterialPower and AuthorityTheories of Power and SocietyUnderstanding and Changing the Social World, 14.1.2 explains Weber’s three types of authority and 14.1.3 explains the difficulty of maintaining charismatic authority.

Subject:
Sociology
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Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, Politics, Identify voting participation trends in the United States
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OER Text materialPower and AuthorityTypes of Political SystemsSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. 14.4.1 This section reviews the concept of political ideology, and divisions among voters according to political ideology.  14.4.2 Voter participation rates and the influence of socioeconomic status on the voting process are also covered.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Introduction to Sociology Course Content, The economy, Define economy and explain how technological changes influenced the economy over time
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OER Text MaterialEconomic Development in Historical PerspectiveSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, 13.1. Addresses technological changes from pre-industrial societies, industrial and post-industrial societies and defines the term economy. A short discussion of surplus is addressed in connection to the emergence of the economy as an institution.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
07/03/2018