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Course Details

Course Code: HUMN571 Course ID: 3522 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course continues the study of the development of the individual in modern society. Readings for this course include: William James, Varieties of Religious Experience; Emile Durkheim, Elementary Forms of Religious Life; Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism; Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents; Erik Erikson, Childhood and Society; Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the major contemporary thought and themes dealing with individuals in relation to their social world through the reading of primary sources (CO1)
  2. Identify the major contemporary works in their contexts (CO2)
  3. Analyze the significant ways that these works reflect or represent those contexts (CO3)
  4. Discuss the common psychosocial forces that shape the psyche (CO4)
  5. Evaluate the constellation of American cultural traditions and analyze and critique sociological dimensions of the individual in American life (CO5)

Forum Assignments – see classroom for details. Be sure to read each forum assignment as directions vary each week. Homework Assignments – see classroom for details

Late Assignments

Students are expected to submit assignments by the due dates listed in the classroom. Late assignments, including but not limited to Assignments, Discussions, posts and responses, quizzes, and exams, may or may not be accepted after the course end date. Submitting an assignment after the due date may result in a penalty of up to 10% of the grade per day late, not to exceed a maximum 50% of the grade. The amount of the penalty is at the faculty member’s discretion. Faculty recognize that students have limited time and may be more flexible if potential delays are communicated ahead of time.*

*Doctoral and Programs with specialty accreditation may have different late policies.

**Students with DSA accommodations may have different late policies applied. For more information regarding our DSA services, please contact DSA@apus.edu.

NameGrade %
Discussions 55.00 %
Week 1: Introduction & Expectations 5.50 %
Week 1: Gerth & Mills - From Max Weber 5.50 %
Week 2: Identify & Explain Characteristics of the Major Religions 5.50 %
Week 3: Durkheim's Study of Totemism 5.50 %
Week 4: Durkheim Negative & Positive Cults 5.50 %
Week 5: Mead 5.50 %
Week 6a: Mead Sex & Temperament 5.50 %
Week 6b: Mead & Modern Society 5.50 %
Week 7: Habits of the Heart 5.50 %
Week 8: Final Thoughts 5.50 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week 2: James Essay 11.25 %
Week 4: Durkheim Essay 11.25 %
Week 7: Habits of the Heart 11.25 %
Week 8: Reading Report 11.25 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the major contemporary thought and themes dealing with individuals in relation to their social world through the reading of primary sources (CO1)
  2. Identify the major contemporary works in their contexts (CO2)
  3. Analyze the significant ways that these works reflect or represent those contexts (CO3)
  4. Discuss the common psychosocial forces that shape the psyche (CO4)
  5. Evaluate the constellation of American cultural traditions and analyze and critique sociological dimensions of the individual in American life (CO5)
Book Title:Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life (This title is recommended, but not required for the course.)
ISBN:9780520254190
Publication Info:University of California Press
Author:Bellah
Unit Cost:$29.95
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.