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Institute of Education-Arts

First Semester AY 2014-2015

Fe Atanacio-Blas (Faculty)
Course Title : Socio- Anthro : Sociology-Anthropology with Family Planning
Course Description : Sociology-Anthropology as a course offering combines two major disciplines in the field of Social
Sciences. It studies about the development and growth of human societies and the interactions that take place between
and among members of societies. It tackles the development of Sociological and Anthropological studies and the major
contributions to its enrichment by different Anthropologists and Sociologists in the areas of Culture, Socialization, Social
Group and Organizations, Deviance and Social Order, Collective Behaviour and Social Change with emphasis on Urban
Development. It puts emphasis to the role and significance of the family in the Philippine Society by dealing with the
classifications, types, issues and problems faced by the Filipino amid globalization and changing worldviews.
Course Objectives : At the end of the course offering, the students are expected to :
1. Develop the interest, concomitant rationale and insights in the study of Sociology and Anthropology.
2. Provide students with better understanding of social phenomena through the study of culture and related topics
such as Socialization, Deviance, Groups and Human Society and Social Change;
3. Create among students a relativistic understanding of cultural diversity by providing insights to cultural practices
of different peoples to foster peace and tolerance;
4. Strengthen students attachment to the family as a major component and microcosm of the Filipino society by
putting emphasis on the role of families in creation responsible individuals and better citizens;
5. Encourage the affinity to protect Filipino families by discussing major problems and issues affecting familial
relationships and the factors that contribute to its break-up;
6. Present major issues on Filipino Values that might and could affect the social development of the Philippine
No. of Units: 3 Prerequisite/s : None
Course Outline:
Week 1 : Orientation and discussion of Syllabus
Week 2 : Overview of Anthropology : Definition of Anthropology, Major Branches and Sub-branches of Anthropology
Week 3 : Contribution to the development of Anthropology : Structural Functionalism, Cultural Materialism, Neo
Evolutionism & Postmodernism
Week 4 : Culture : Nature and Definition of Culture , Cultural Systems and Elements of Culture, Levels of Culture and
Approaches to Culture.
Week 5 & 6 : Marriage and Family: Types and Classification of the Family, Kinship Patterns, Patterns of Authority, Marital
Relationships, Issues in the Family, Filipino Values
1. One-page essay : Schools of Thought in Anthropology
2. Oral Presentation : Two minuter oral presentation about unique cultural practices
3. One-page essay : The Filipino Family in the 21
Preliminary Examination

Week 7 : Overview of Sociology : History and Development of Sociology, Development of Sociology in the Philippines
Week 8 : Contributions of Classical Sociologists & Sociological Perspectives
Week 9 & 10 : Socialization : Agents of Socialization, Psychological Theoretical Background, Sociological Approach to
Week 11 : Deviance : Theories of Deviance : Structural- Functionalism, Symbolic-Interactionist Perspective, Conflict
1. One-page essay : Sociological Imagination (The Promise)
2. Oral Presentation : About the Self and the Process of Socialization
3. Oral Presentation : About the Self and Deviance
4. One-page essay : A Biographical Sketch of a Deviant Personality
Middle Term Examination

Week 11 : Social Groups : In-group and Out-group, Reference Group
Week 12 & 13 : Formal Organizations & Bureaucracy, Mcdonaldization of the Society
Week 14 : Collective Behavior: Phenomena and meaning of Collective Behaviour, Theories Explaining Collective
Week 15 : Social Movements : theories that Explain Social Movements
Week 16 & 17 : Social Change, Urbanization and Modernization, Problems faced by Urban Centers
1. One-page essay : Mcdonaldizatin of the Society
2. Group Activity : Forms of Collective Behavior
3. One-page essay : Role of the Social Media in the formation of Social Movements
Final Examination

References : Andersen, Margaret L. and Howard F. Taylor (2006). Sociology : The Essentials , Thomson Learning USA
Barkan, Steven E. (2005) Discovering Sociology : Using Microcase Exploration. Wadsworth Publishing
Ember, Carol R., Melvin and Peregrine (2006). Anthropology Prentice Hall , USA.
Ferrante, Joan (2003). Sociology : Global Perpective. Thomson Learning.
Kendal, Diana (2006). Sociology in our times. Thomson Learning USA.
Schaefer, Richard T. (2005) Sociology : A Brief Introduction, McGraw-Hill, USA.
Course Requirements : Quizzes, Recitation, Assignments, Major Examinations.
Grading : Class Standing (CS) = [Quizzes (50%) + Recitation (30%) + (20%)]/ 3
(1) First Prelims : Prelim Grade (PG) = [CS (2) + Prelim Exam /3
(2) Midterms : Class Average (CA) = [CS (2) + Midterm Exam]/ 3 ; Midterm Grade = [CA (2) + PG] / 3
(3) Finals : CA = [CS (2) + Final Exam / 3; Final Grade = [CA (2) + Midterm Grade] / 3
Grade Point System : 1.00 (95-100); 1.25 (90-94); 1.50 (86-89); 1.75 (82-85); 2.00 (78-81); 2.25 (74-77); 2.50 (70-73);
2.75 (65-69); 3.00 (60-64); 5.00 (59 and below)