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UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

FACULTY OF ARTS & LETTERS


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title:
Sociology and Anthropology (SA)
Credit Units:
3
Contact Hours:
Pre-Requisites:
None
Co-Requisites:
None
Course Facilitator: Maria Judy S. San Juan, MA
Course Description:
The course explores selected fundamental concepts in the study of Philippine society and
culture, and its relation to the global world using basic theories, research methodologies, and
substantive issues defining the scientific practices of Sociology and Anthropology as social
sciences. The course exposes students to the unique use of the sociological imagination and
anthropological worldview in understanding the world they live in so that they may find it relevant,
useful and practical in developing paradigms relevant in the analysis of groups and organizations,
social institutions and social behavior, culture and stratification, social interaction and social
processes, and social change and social development

Approved by:

PROF. MICHAEL ANTHONY C. VASCO, Ph.D.


Dean

Date:

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Graduate
Attributes
Academic
excellence

Leadership and
teamwork

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY


IILO
PILO
Show expertise in the
competencies necessary to the
practice of profession

Demonstrate creative application


of concepts and methods in
general education geared towards
the advancement of various fields
of professions
Demonstrate
capacity
for Exhibit capacity to contribute as
leadership
and
teamwork productive members of the
building including the ability to profession and assume leadership
motivate
others,
to
be roles as appropriate in the
responsible and reliable
profession and society

Critical thinking
and problem
solving skills

Initiate innovative ideas and


methods responsive to the
changing needs of the society

Productivity and
accountability

Develop new knowledge and


understanding that will
contribute to nation-building and
sustainable development through
the processes of inquiry, research
and innovation

Social and ethical


responsibilities

Hold Catholic values and moral


principles reflective of the
Thomasian identity in the
formation of humanely
progressive and healthy society

Demonstrate a repertoire of
thinking strategies that will enable
them to acquire, evaluate and
synthesize information and
knowledge and develop analytical
skills to make decisions in both
familiar and unfamiliar situation
Generate insights and new
knowledge in general education
that will contribute to nationbuilding and sustainable
development through processes
of inquiry, research and
innovation
Develop Catholic value systems
and ethical standard that guide
professional and social behaviors
reflective of the Thomasian
identity

CILO
Gain deeper awareness
of significant
sociological and
anthropological
concepts and issues
Design concrete ways
whereby one could
contribute to the society
in general, and to the
community in particular
through the outreach
programs of the Faculty
of Pharmacy
Analyze contemporary
social issues;
propose ways where one
could become
productive member of
society
Apply the concepts in
sociology and
anthropology in
designing research
undertakings responsive
and relevant to the
course in the Faculty of
Pharmacy
Reflect on the value and
the contributions of
sociological and
anthropological
concepts and findings in
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Communication
and relational
skills

Apply information communication


technology responsibly as an
effective tool in exploring and
expressing ideas individually and
collaboratively, and in
maintaining sound relationships

Intended Learning
Outcome
ILO 1. Appreciate the
significance of Sociology
and Anthropology in the
contemporary society
(CILO 1)

ILO 2. Apply the significant


lessons or concepts in
sociology and
anthropology to real life
scenarios as good member
of ones community in
particular and the country
in general (CILO 2)

Demonstrate communication
competence and relational skills
essential to professional practice
and to continue personal and
professional growth as well as to
be an informed citizen.

Content
UNIT I:
Introduction to Sociology and
Anthropology
A. Areas of Sociology and Anthropology
B. Historical development of Sociology
and Anthropology
C. Sociological theories and
perspectives
D. Significance of Sociology and
Anthropology
E. Research methods in Sociology and
Anthropology
F. Sociology and Anthropology in the
Philippines
UNIT II:
Understanding Human Society: Race,
Ethnicity and Culture
A. The Origin of man and society
B. Early beginnings of culture and
society
C. Nature and types of culture
D. Adaptations to culture
E. The nature, characteristics and types

promoting sociocultural
awareness in both local
and global perspectives.
Analyze the
contemporary
scenarios / events
affecting the Philippine
society and the Filipino
people using the modern
technology

Teaching-Learning
Activities

Assessment
Tasks

Interactive discussions
Assigned readings
Group activities
Song analysis (To be
assigned)

Objective test
Paper: song
analysis

Interactive discussions
Cooperative group
assignment
Brain storming
Film viewing: (To be
assigned)

Objective test
Empty outlines
Summarizing
Reflection /
Insight paper
Poster / collage
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ILO 3. Manifest greater


understanding of social
issues and individual
distinctiveness that would
help promote unity and
harmony in ones
community through
research undertakings and
analyses (CILO 3 and 5)
ILO 4. Analyze the
concepts pertaining to
social institutions and
utilize them to contribute
in the development of our
country (CILO 3 and 4)
Create short videos or
documentary films that
generate the concepts on
social institutions

of society
F. The rural and urban communities
G. Intergroup relations and problems
H. The changing society and its
contemporary issues
I. Globalization and social movements
UNIT III:
Understanding Human Groups
A. The characteristics of human groups
B. The kinds of human groups
C. Social interaction: Types and nature
D. Socialization: Its importance,
components and agencies
E. Social stratification
F. Gender awareness
G. Contemporary issues on human
groups, social networking
UNIT IV:
Social Institutions
A. Nature and characteristics of social
institutions
B. Kinds of social institutions
1. Familial
2. Educational
3. Economic
4. Political
5. Social
C. Issues confronting social institutions

Gapped lecture
Cooperative group
assignment
Concept mapping
Work along activities

Objective test
Concept / events
mapping

Cooperative group
assignment
Brainstorming

Reflection /
Insight paper
Objective Test

References
Berger, PL. (1963). Invitation to sociology: A humanistic perspective. New York: Doubleday.
Henslin, JM. (2010). Sociology: A down-to-earth approach, 4th ed. Boston: Pearson Higher Education
Macionis, J. (2007). Sociology, 11th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Mills, CW. (1959). The sociological imagination. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ritzer, G. (2008). Sociological theory. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
________________. (2007). Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: The basics. Boston: McGraw Hill
Higher Education.
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Rubington, E. (1995). The study of social problem: Seven perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Schaefer, RT. (2011). Sociology in modules. New York: McGraw Hill.

GRADING SYSTEM:
Class standing
Quizzes
30%
Activities
30%
Major exams

60%

40%

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