SO 141 Introduction to Sociology
Summer 2006 DLC
West, James E.
LPC, LMFT, LCDC
San Antonio Texas
8 - 5 Monday - Friday
Summer 06 05 JUN 06 – 30 JUL 06
Textbook: Introduction to Sociology - Fifth Edition
• Anthony Giddens, London School of Economics
• Mitchell Duneier, City University of New York
• Richard P. Appelbaum, University of California, Santa Barbara
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: An examination of the social processes and structures of society, with particular attention to American society. Reviews such topics as interpersonal interaction, culture, major social institutions, inequality, deviance, and social change. Also introduces methods used in sociological research. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Learning is a change in behavior that results from an experience. It's up to the instructor to facilitate the environment for the experience.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Assignment:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Take the time to carefully read AND print the various documents available under the Documents section of this course. One of the most important documents is the Grade Rubric document that explains, in detail, how the various assignments and papers will be graded. So make sure your read AND print the Grade Rubric document.
Proctored Final Examination
• A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
• Other Information on proctored exams:
o It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
o Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
o A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
o Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Grading: Grades for the course will be determined as follows:
Gradeable Items Points
Core Assessment Assignment 95
Class Participation 50
Essay Assignments 100
Annotated Bibliography 30
Peer Review 20
Research Paper 40
Final Proctored Exam 50
Total Points 450
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted with instructor written approval.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: This is an online course. Please refer to weekly course activities schedule/requirements on your course homepage for specific activities and due dates.
Week 1 Chapter 1: What is Sociology?
Week 1 Chapter 2: Asking and Answering Sociological Questions
Week 2 Chapter 3: Culture and Society
Week 2 Chapter 4: Socialization and the Life Cycle
Week 3 Chapter 5: Social Interaction and Everyday Life
Week 3 Chapter 6: Groups and Modern Organizations
Week 3 Chapter 7: Conformity, Deviance, and Crime
Week 4 Chapter 8: Stratification, Class, and Inequality
Week 4 Chapter 9: Global Inequality
Week 4 Chapter 10: Gender Inequality
Week 5 Chapter 11: Ethnicity and Race
Week 5 Chapter 12: Aging
Week 5 Chapter 13: Government, Political Power, and Social Movements
Week 6 Chapter 14: Work and Economic Life
Week 6 Chapter 15: The Family and Intimate Relationships
Week 7 Chapter 16: Education and the Mass Media
Week 7 Chapter 17: Religion in Modern Society
Week 8 Chapter 18: The Sociology of the Body: Health and Illness and Sexuality
Week 8 Chapter 19: Urbanization, Population, and the Environment
Week 8 Chapter 20: The Changing World
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:5/16/2006 11:40:59 AM