HST050: Sociology

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Through this two-semester course, students explore human relationships in society. Instructional materials emphasize culture, social structure, the individual in society, institutions, and social inequality. Unit topics for the first semester include society and culture, what is sociology, the nature of culture, conformity and deviance, social structure, roles, relationships and groups, and social stratification. In the second semester, students learn about social institutions, the family, religion and education, government and economic systems, the individual in society, the early years, adolescence, the adult years, continuity and change, communities and change, social movements and collective behavior, social problems, minorities and discrimination, poverty, crime, and problems of mass society. Students use a textbook for the course.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Course Outline


Unit 1: Society and Culture

  • What Is Sociology?
  • The Nature of Culture
  • Conformity and Deviance

Unit 2: Social Structure

  • Roles, Relationships, and Groups
  • Social Stratification

Unit 3: Social Institutions

  • The Family
  • Religion and Education
  • Government and Economic Systems


Unit 4: The Individual in Society

  • The Early Years
  • Adolescence
  • The Adult Years

Unit 5: Continuity and Change

  • Communities and Change
  • Social Movements and Collective Behavior

Unit 6: Social Problems

  • Minorities and Discrimination
  • Poverty
  • Crime
  • Problems of Mass Society
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling