SO 325 Social Deviance
U1T 2008 DL
Pfohl, S. Images of Deviance and Social Control
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Educational Philosophy: My goal is to provide you with a variety of lenses through which to view deviance. I want you to be able to implement these theories in your everyday lives.
Class Assessment: There will be two exams with the final being closed book and closed note. You will also be expected to participate in the class discussion every week a number of times through answering questions and responding to your classmates posts. You will also be expected to produce an analytical paper near the end of the semester that uses the knowledge you have acquired to interpret an additional text.
Exams 2 @ 160 pts. 320
Final Paper 140
Class Participation 160
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submissions will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Civility: Some sociological theories do challenge common
conceptions and beliefs on subjects. Classroom discussions are a vital part of
the learning process. This class needs
to be a participatory community of students engaging these theories if students
are to fulfill their potential for learning.
Some forms of argument are improper for a University classroom. Screaming at other students or the instructor,
abusive language, or attempting to silence an opposing view through verbal
intimidation will not be tolerated. Such actions can and will result in Draconian
consequences. In order to achieve our educational goals and to encourage the
expression, testing, understanding and creation of a variety of ideas and
opinions, respect must be shown to everyone.
Academic Integrity: Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of
academic dishonesty constitute a serious violation of University conduct
regulations. Students who engage in
dishonesty in any form shall be charged with academic dishonesty. Please see your student handbook for a
definition of all types of academic dishonesty.
If you are found to have violated the academic integrity policy of this
university, you will be given a failing grade for the class. For clarification of the specific policies,
students should familiarize themselves with the undergraduate catalog section
on academic honesty and plagiarism.
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