First and Second Semester
Sociology 12 is designed to introduce high school students to the discipline of sociology and is organized into five units: Sociology: A Social Science introduces students to sociology, its major theoretical perspectives, and sociological research methods; Culture: A Shared Human Experience looks at the concept of culture, as well as cultural variation, cultural uniformity, and cultural change; Socialization: The Shaping of Human Behaviour examines the relationships between socialization and the development of individual personality and the process of human learning; Social Organization: Living Together as Humans explores the role of groups in human societies, as well as social stratification and the: role of social institutions; and, Social Control: Deviant and Conformist Behaviour examines how societies attempt to exert social control, deviance, as well as aggression and violence.
Sociology 12 students will also be expected to apply theoretical perspectives to the concepts they study and will be expected to employ research methods appropriate to the discipline of sociology.
Additional course details and documents are available on the Nova Scotia Curriculum site’s Sociology 12.
Course Additional Information
Laptop or desktop device with Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS. Webcam and headset with microphone. Access to Google Workspace for Education (GNSPES/SEPNE) or other productivity software.