SO 141 Introduction to Sociology
Summer 1 2006 Section DLD
Adjunct Online Instructor
Ph.D. Education, Capella University (anticipated completion 2007)M.S. Psychology, Capella University (2003)B.S. Social Psychology, Park University (1999)
June 5- July 30, 2006
Textbook: Giddens, A., Duneier, M., & Appelbaum, R. (2005). Introduction to sociology (5th ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville 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: The overall goal/objective of this course is support your understanding of the relationship between your individual life experiences and the forces in the larger society that shape your actions, that is, the "sociological imagination." Through your reading of the textbook, completion of several written assignments, and weekly online discussions of important topics between other students and the instructor, you will learn the concepts and theories sociologists use to study and explain the relationships between individuals and society; the sociological imagination.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Assignment:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There are several assessment used to determine your grade, including the core assessment assignment, research paper, and a proctored exam. See the grading plan for the complete list of items and possible points.
Class Discussion Participation: 25 points x 8 weeks= 200 points
Essay Assignments: 40 points x 6 weeks= 240 points
Quizzes: 20 points x 6 weeks= 120 points
Annotated Bibliogrpahy: 40 points x 1 week= 40 points
Core Assessment: 200 points x 1 week= 200 points
Proctored Final Exam: 200 points x 1 week= 200 points
Total Points Possible: 1000 points
The Letter Grade Scale:
A = 90% (900-1000)
B = 80% (800-899)
C = 70% (700-799)
D = 60% (600-699)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any assignment that is submitted late CANNOT earn all possible points for that particular assignment. Late submissions must be explained and the professor and student will work out an equitable scoring arrangement for that assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The classroom for this course is the weekly discussion groups. You are expected to conduct your discussions in a professional and courteous manner. Thoughtful debate is encouraged and expected. NO personal attacks will be tolerated and racist, sexist, and/or foul language is unacceptable.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Please read and print the Course Schedule document that you will find under the Course Documents link on the Course Menu. That document will provide a week-to-week glance of readings to be completed, and assignments that need to be completed.
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:5/22/2006 2:54:35 PM