AbstractSocial stratification is a sociological, service-learning course where service-learning is
embedded in sociological content. This means that teaching and learning occurs in a way
that integrates classroom instruction with meaningful community service, while simultaneously
providing opportunities for personal and academic reflection on your...
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Usage NotesEthical Behavior of Students
Because the professor must pay particular attention to ethical issues that students may face in this course, a description of this course has been provided to Illinois College’s Institutional Review Board. It has been the position of the IC IRB that an official review of and stated requirements from IC’s IRB is...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- To know and understand the sociological perspective on social stratification, specifically social class and to use that perspective to enhance critical thinking skills, explain diverse perspectives on a contested issue, and evaluate evidence.
- To take an active role in the community and engage in meaningful service as a way to be civically engaged and to bring together those service experiences with academic material to better understand causes and potential solutions to societal issues.
- To publically discuss/present service experiences and how they connect to the academic material of the course.
- Successful service in a community agency will be assessed through completion of the minimum required 40 hours of service, site supervisor assessment of your service, and professor's review of students' service log and journal entries.
- Connecting service with academic material will be assessed through exam questions, reading reflections, and a final research paper that requires application of sociological content to their service experiences and the social issues their agencies address.
- Public presentation of students' work will be assessed through three presentations that requires a thorough description of the agency and their work and application of sociological content to that agency, their clients, and the social issue they address.