Family Sociology

I.             Course Description:

 Welcome to a new and exciting year at PCHS!  Family Sociology is a Developing a global perspective to families and the society of today. You will learn skills for living on your own and economics and finance to conquer the 21st century markets of today. There a lot of Hands on projects such as, “Baby Think it Over” and role play simulations.

Bring a positive attitude and lots of questions to class every day.  These two things are important components to learning.  As an instructor, I will do my part to make our classroom comfortable and safe.  For a positive classroom climate, we will adhere to the following rules:

1.     Respect – Show respect to the teacher, yourself and fellow students.

2.     Responsibility – Be responsible for your actions; being prepared for class; turning in homework; making up missed assignments; getting help when you do not understand; making arrangements when you need extra help, etc.

3.     Manners – Please use good manners at all times.

4.     MP3s/ Ipods/ Iphones – Are allowed in the classroom during personal work time only and for music use only.  Otherwise, please have them turned off and out of sight otherwise.  Thanks.

 II.           Units of Study:

-       Personal Dynamics

-       Adolescence

-       Human Growth and Development

-       Dating

-       Independent Living

-       Marriage

-       Parenting

-       Stress Management

-       Divorce

-       Aging

-       Death and Dying

III.        Assessment:

Family Sociology will have numerous assessments: quizzes, tests, projects and activities; all of which center on creating successful students.

 Homework: Students will have time in class to finish assignments, anything not finished during that time will be homework. We expect effort and high quality at all times.

Binders: A binder for this class only is required for all students to stress the importance of organization and responsibility. 


Tests/Quizzes are worth 50% of your final grade, Projects are worth 30% and other (i.e. in class assignments, Homework, or Activities) is worth 20% of your final grade. .

 Late Work:

Ideally, all of your work will be turned in on time.  However, there may be circumstances that will prevent you from getting your work in by the due date.  Late work not due to illness will be marked down 10% for every day it is late. It will not be accepted after 10 days

Semester Grade:

Each quarter will be 43% of your semester grade.  The final exam is worth 14% of your semester grade.  Students must pass two of three marking periods and/or exams to earn credit for the semester class.

 IV.       Procedures:

Procedures have been established to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for class.  This ensures that students will have the necessary information to be successful.  Procedures will be introduced and practiced throughout the first days of school.