• Sociology

    Through the study of sociology, students acquire an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals in order that they may have a greater awareness of the beliefs, values and behavior patterns of others. In an increasingly interdependent world, students need to recognize how group behavior affects both the individual and society.
    The content shall include, but is not limited to, the following: methods of study employed by sociologists; social institutions and norms; social classes; relationships between the sexes; racial and ethnic groups; societal determinants; group behavior; socialization process, including the transmission of group behavior; social deviation; social conflict and cooperation; social stratification; social participation; role of social organizations and institutions, including their interrelationships and interdependence.

  • AICE Sociology

    In a rapidly changing world, Cambridge International A Level Sociology offers students the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are shaping current trends, but also to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies and their continuities with the past. The study of Sociology should stimulate awareness of contemporary social, cultural and political issues, and focus attention on the importance of examining these issues in a rigorous, reasoned and analytical way. The Cambridge International Sociology content provides a solid grounding in the central ideas and approaches in Sociology, including family as well as theory and methods, as well as exploring a variety of important areas of sociological enquiry including global development, education, religion and media.

  • Senior Class Info

    The class of 2018 has a fantastic year ahead. From hosting Homecoming 2017 through that all important date, June 1, 2018 GRADUATION. Follow her as updates to events are made.

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This is my sixth year at Oakleaf and I am most happy to be at this school with the dynamic and diverse population of outstanding students.  I am teaching five sections of Sociology this year.

 

Sociology often delves into contemporary and adult subjects; each student shall have a signed parental statement of understanding in order to fully participate in the class.  If, as a parent, you did not sign this statement, please contact me immediately via one of the means below.

 

Understanding concepts in Sociology occurs best, in my opinion when there is a free flow of discussion and opinions, therefore, classroom participation will be encouraged and a weekly grade will be entered regarding participation.  For this reason, frequent absences from class will affect the overall grade negatively.

 

There will be frequent (almost daily) readings/homework or responses to the class work that day.  This may be made up if it is missed due to an excused absence within the time guidelines set by school policy.  If the absence is unexcused, then the assignment must be made up on the day after the student returns.  Extenuating circumstances will be discussed on an individual basis. 

 

My goal is to promote thought and problem solving not rubber stamp busy work or maliciously fail students.  Assignments have a purpose and effort, participation and engagement are rewarded.

 

The easiest way to contact me is via e-mail – dennis.brazelton@myoneclay.net.  I may also be reached through the main school number – 904-336-8375.  If I am unable to answer my classroom phone when you call, please leave a message and I will make every attempt to return your call in the next 24 hours.