SSSocIC1: Social Inequality

  • a. Explain how unequal distribution of power and resources affects the life chances of individuals in that society.

  • b. Analyze the sources and effects of stratification on the basis of social class; race and ethnicity; gender; age; and emotional, mental, and physical disabilities.

  • c. Analyze the sources of global stratification and inequality.

  • d. Evaluate the impact of global stratification and inequality on global relations.

SSSocIC2: Social Change

  • a. Describe the various forms of collective behavior.

  • b. Explain the impact of globalization on social change.

  • c. Evaluate the impact of technology on social change.

  • d. Analyze the impact of demographic changes and changes in settlement patterns on a society.

Standards of Excellence

SSSocC1: Development of Culture

  • a. Describe how culture is a social construction.

  • b. Identify the basic elements of culture.

  • c. Explain the importance of culture as an organizing tool in society.

  • d. Describe the components of culture to include language, symbols, norms, and values; also include material and non- material culture.

SSSocC2: Evolution of Culture

  • a. Explain cultural change and diversity include ethnocentrism, cultural relevance, folk culture, pop culture, counterculture, subculture, and culture shock.

  • b. Analyze the impact of globalization on US and other world cultures.

SSSocC3: Social Structure & Interaction

  • a. Explain the components of social structure; include status, role and social institutions.

  • b. Describe and compare various types of societies.

  • c. Categorize groups within a society by comparing primary and secondary groups, in and out groups, reference groups, and social networks.

  • d. Analyze the components, varieties, and functions of group dynamics; include such factors as group size, leadership and authority, and such processes as bystander effect and groupthink.

  • e. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of formal organizations and bureaucracies.

Chapter ​20

Population, Urbanization, and the Environment

C​hapter 4

Society and Social Interaction

 Chapter 9 

Social Stratification in the United States
Chapter 10

 Global Inequality
Chapter 11

Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 12

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Chapter 13 

Aging and the Elderly

C​hapter 3

Introduction to Culture

SSocSC1: Socialization

  • a. Identify and describes the roles and responsibilities of an individual in society.

  • b. Analyze the individual development theories of Cooley and Mead.

  • c. Identify and compare the stages of socialization; include childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and death/dying.

  • d. Evaluate the agents of socialization including family, peers, education, media, and religion.

  • e. Analyze gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status as contributing factors to individual socialization.

SSSocSC2: Social Deviance​​

  • a. Explain the socially constructed nature of deviance.

  • b. Explain the relationship of social control and power in society.

  • c. Analyze the causes of deviant behavior.

  • d. Explain the impact of deviance on society.

SSSocSC3: Social Control

  • a. Explain theories of social control; include control and labeling theories.

  • b. Explain conformity in relationship to deviance and social control.

  • c. Describe adaptation, cooperation, accommodation, and competition in the context of social control.

SSSocSC4: Social Institutions

  • a. Analyze the function of social institutions in society; include family, education, religion, economy, government/politics, health care, and media.

  • b. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various social institutions.

  • c. Evaluate other possible social institutions such as sports.

  • d. Analyze the functions and inequalities of the criminal justice system in relationship to a society’s construct of crime and punishment.

  • e. Explain the role of total institutions.

  • f. Analyze the re-socialization process.

C​hapter 6

Groups and Organization

Sociology Course Overview

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.

Socialization and Social Control

Chapter 7

Deviance, Crime, and Social Control

Chapter 5


Social Inequalities and Change

​​Culture and Social Structure

C​hapter 2

Sociological Research

Chapter 14 

Marriage and Family
Chapter 15 

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Government and Politics
Chapter 18 

Work and the Economy
Chapter 19 

Health and Medicine


SSSocFR1: History of Sociology 

  • a. Explain sociology, sociological perspective, and the sociological imagination.
  • b. Describe the origins of sociology as a social science and the significance of its historical framework.
  • c. Explain the relationship of sociology to the other social sciences.
  • d. Identify careers where sociological knowledge is applicable.

SSSocFR2: Research Methodologies​

  • a. Identify the major research methods used in sociology.

  • b. Explain how various methods are used to conduct research in sociology.

  • c. Evaluate the strengths and weakness of the methods of sociology research

  • d. Explain the importance and influence of ethics in guiding research and data collection in sociology.

SSSocFR3: Theoretical Perspectives

  • a. Explain and apply the theoretical perspectives of Structural Functionalism, Symbolic Interaction, and Conflict Theory.

  • b. Compare and evaluate the theoretical perspectives of Structural Functionalism, Symbolic Interaction, and Conflict Theory

​Chapter 21

Social Movements and Social Change

​​​​Foundations a​​nd Research

C​hapter 1

An Introduction to Sociology

Chapter 8 

Media and Technology​