22 Course Objectives

Common Course Objectives:


This course is designed to:

  1. Introduce students to the concepts, theories, and research which define this discipline of Sociology.
  2. Provide an understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis. 
Assessment of Common Course Objectives:
  • Objective 1 is assessed via the discussion forums.
  • Objective 2 is assessed via a separate exam in the first module. 
Heutagogical Course Objectives specific to Prof Pelz’ online sections of this course:

  This section of the course is designed to:
  • 3. Develop proficiency in critical thinking and self-determined learning.
  • 4. Develop the students’ capability for connecting discipline content to personal values and behavior. 

Assessment of Heutagogical Course Objectives:

  • Objective 3 is assessed via the textbook chapter discussions and website reviews and discussions.
  • Objective 4 is assessed via the Knowledge Audit Reflective Blogs

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