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SO 141 Introduction to Sociology
Granger-Fenger, Gina


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseSO 141 Introduction to Sociology PV
SemesterU1J2005
FacultyGranger, Gina
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesBS,Double Major: Psychology/Sociology, 1976
Masters: Secinary Education, 2002
Probation & Parole Officer
Office LocationPark Campus
Office Hours4:30-5:30pm/ Mondays
Daytime Phone816/896-5617 cell
E-MailGina.Granger@park.edu
gdfenger3@juno.com
Semester DatesJune 6th thru July 31st
Class Days-M-----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Perquisitesnone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Tischler Introduction to Sociology. 8th
edition,Thomson & Wadsworth, 2004.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Term Paper will be on Global
Societies/Changing Societies In A Diverse World in Bryjak & Soroka 4th Edition.

http://www.soci.canterbury.ac.nz.biograph/bindex.htm
http://www.nsd.uib.no/cessda/namer.html
http://www.stormfront.com

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:
This instructor believes that a well rounded education prepares students for the real world outside of higher education. Therefore while quizzes, term papers, mid-terms and final tests are very important to helping students deveople a solid accdemic base, all students will be encouraged to learn, explore ideas, and issues that effect our ever changing society. Come to class prepared,come  to learn from others and have fun. :)

Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate a high level of understanding regarding socialogical terms and concepts. Students will deminstrate this ability thru class interaction and by writing a term paper that will compare,interpret and collaborate what they have read and discussed in class.

Grading:
300-251 A
250-201 B
200-151 C
150-101 D
100 and below F
2 chapter quizzes 25pts ea. = 50pts
1 Mid-term =50pts
1 Term paper=100pts
1 Final exam=50pts
Class interaction=50pts
Failure to turn in a term paper will place student in academic jeopardy.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course material will not be accepted unless cleared with the instructor first.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
For those of us who know everything, we will tolerate those who think they know everything! Respect for each other's ideas, opinions, and personal beliefs will be the 1st goal of this class. Rudeness will not be tolerated.  :(

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Term Paper required 10-12 pages. Topic assigned by Instructor.

June 6 to July 31, 2005.
Class will meet very Monday for 8 weeks.
Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
1st WeekLecture, & Group Activity.Introductions, Overview of Chapters
1 thru 3. Topics for term papers assigned by instructor.
Note: All chapters should be read prior to class.
2nd WeekLecture,group activity,& video.Overview of Chapters 4 thru 6. 1st Quiz chapters 1 thru 6.Note: All chapters should be read prior to class. 1st Quiz=  25pts. Closed book.
3rd WeekLecture, group activity, & guest speaker.Overview of chapters 7 thru 9. Outline of term papers due.
Note: All chapters should be read prior to class.
4th WeekLecture, & group activities. Instructor will answer questions, & help with ideas etc., concerning term papers.Overview of chapters 10 thru 12. Review chapters 1 to 9 for midterm.Mid-term test=50pts Covers chapters 1 thru 9. Closed book.
5th WeekLecture, & group activities.Overview chapters 13 thru 16. Last chance to have questions answered regarding term papers.Note: All chapters should be read prior to class.
6th WeekLecture, & group activites.Overview of chapters 17 thru 18.  2nd Quiz chapters 10 thru 16. Note: All chapters should be read prior to class. 2nd quiz =25pts. Closed book.
7th WeekLecture, group activites & video. Each student will give a 5 minute presentation on their term paper.Review for final. Chapters 10 thru 18. Term paper due=100ptsNote: All chapters should be read prior to class.
8th weekDiscuss overview of Sociology. Review for final. Final covers chapters 10 thru 18. Term papers returned.Final=50pts. Class evaluations turned in. One last group activity. School's out for the summer! :)

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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
 
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