DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
SY14G - SOCIOLOGY FOR THE CARIBBEAN
SEMESTER II 2008/09
LECTURERS: Mr. Orville Beckford
Mr. Sean Ffrench
Ms. Shakeisha Wilson
Course Coordinator: Mr. Sean Ffrench
This course provides an introduction to the problems, issues, themes and main ideas of Sociology. It is intended to convey basic social facts on Caribbean and Developing Societies, and to enable students to adopt a scientific approach to the problems of social and economic analysis. SY14G lays the foundation upon which advanced academic work in Sociology and the other social sciences can be built. Furthermore, the course enables students to tackle contemporary policy problems in a theoretically and empirically informed manner.
At the end of the summer period, students will be able to:
1. Apply the basic concepts and forms of analysis and explication in Sociology with special reference to the Caribbean.
2. Identify, describe and explain the main aspects of modern social life in the Caribbean.
1. Introduction: Contemporary Social Problems and Sociology
2. Basic Sociological Concepts
3. Sociological Perspectives
4. Society and Culture in the Caribbean
5. Social Stratification
6. Models of Caribbean Society
7. The Family and Gender
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
This course is assessed by means of an essay worth fifteen percent (15%), class participation and presentation worth five percent (5%), a mid-semester examination worth twenty percent (20%) and a final examination worth sixty percent (60%). It is noteworthy that students, who fail to do an essay, forfeit the 15% (zero) and students who miss more than three tutorials and/ or fail to do the assigned presentation, lose the 15% and 5% respectively (zero).
Plagiarism is not tolerated by the UWI and any student engaging in such activities will be penalized; an automatic zero! A penalty of 1 mark per day will be...