Course Content and Outcome Guide for SOC 298
- Course Number:
- SOC 298
- Course Title:
- Independent Study: Sociology
- Credit Hours:
- 1 TO 3
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionAdvanced, individualized study of areas of sociology not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Includes a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Instructor permission required. Recommended: prior study of sociology. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Credits from this course of study do not qualify for general education
purposes at Portland Community College, but may be applied as
electives towards satisfying Associate Degrees at Portland Community
Courses with three digit numbers may be transferable to four-year
colleges and universities. Students should consult with other
institutions regarding transferability of cooperative education or
internship credit and the application of credit to other institutions.
Choice of texts is at the discretion of each course instructor.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completing this course, students should have a basic understanding of the subject matter which was the focus of the study, as agreed upon by both the individual student and the instructor supervising the course
of study. Students should be familiar with relevant sociological perspectives and theories on the subject matter, be able to develop a
thesis or to carry out research related to the subject matter, and demonstrate the skill to undertake appropriate analysis.
Course Activities and Design
This course may include lecture and discussion formats utilizing faculty expertise, texts, supplementary reading materials, films, speakers,
consultants, and other learning aids at the discretion of the instructor. Regular attendance at agreed meetings with the instructor and completion of assignments are essential to the successful completion of this course.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will agree to a course outline, including the criteria for assigning a course grade. Methods
usually will include a written report or other product on the project completed. This course may be letter-graded or taken Pass-No Pass
(at the student's discretion, decided within a timeframe set by the instructor).