Park Accelerated - Downtown Fall 1,
NUMBER: SO315 (LL)
COURSE TITLE: Minority Group Relations
INSTRUCTOR: S.L. Sartain, Ed.S.
TERM DATES: August 23, 2004 to October 17, 2004
MEETING TIME: Mondays, 5:30-9:50 pm
SITE: Park Accelerated Programs - Downtown Campus
DESCRIPTION: An examination of the
patterns and causes of prejudice and discrimination. Surveys the history and
current status of groups in American society which have been subjected to
discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex or religion.
GOALS OF THE
COURSE: To instill
awareness and to increase understanding of current issues in minority group
relations by examining the patterns and causes of prejudice and discrimination,
and the history and current status of groups in American society which have been
subjected to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex or religion.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
of cross cultural variations and diversity in American society.
ability to express ideas in both oral and written work.
improved ability to debate and discuss controversial topics.
articulate the impact and effect of minority groups on the social and political
structures of American society.
Critically analyze and
define specific ideologies and terminologies used in the discussion of minority
Assess his/her own and
others understanding of the impact of human diversity on lifestyle patterns.
arrangements will consist of, but are not limited to, lectures, guest speakers,
class discussions, video films and audio presentations as well as in-class group
are required to read all assigned material (text, handouts, etc.,) to watch all
outside viewing assignments, listen to all outside audio assignments, and be
prepared to discuss the material in class. Students will also have to
successfully pass all exams and complete all projects on time, to include an end
of term presentation (topic to be discussed in class). Attendance and
participation are required for successful completion of this course.
LIST: Richard Schaefer.
Racial and Ethnic Groups, 9th edition, 2004.
MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE:
Students are expected to have
completed all reading assignments and be prepared to discuss the readings prior
to the beginning of class.
Chapters 1 and 2
4 and 5 Quiz, News Article
7 and 8 Quiz, News Article
&10 Quiz, News Article
&12 Quiz, News Article
13,14, & 15
POLICIES: The following
class policies have been established by Park University, and are available to
students to review in the Park University Undergraduate Catalog
Academic Honesty: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of
a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or
plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students
who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.
Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another
person and presenting them as one’s original work-sometimes occurs through
carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation
of sources should consult their instructors.”
Attendance Policy: “Students are expected to attend each and
every schedule meeting of all courses in which they are enrolled and to be
present for the full class period. Absenteeism and tardiness, regardless of
cause, are a threat to academic achievement. Classes missed for legitimate
reasons (e.g., illness, death in the family, work assignments, temporary duty)
may be excused at the determination of the instructor; however, “excused”
students absent from classes are responsible for all materials covered during
the class period. The student is also subject to appropriate consequences, as
described by instructor in the syllabus. A student who has two
consecutive “unexcused” absences will be withdrawn from class. To comply with
Federal regulations, instructors must keep a written record of attendance for
every student. An incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused
or excessive absences recorded for the course.” Students who are absent,
regardless of reason, will not be able to “make up” points lost due to lack of
participation and attendance.
Late Submission of Course Material: Any material submitted late
will automatically receive a 15-point per day penalty until the instructor
receives the material, unless the student makes prior arrangements with the
instructor. The instructor reserves the right to waive the penalty if it is
determined by the instructor that there were extenuating circumstances
surrounding the tardiness of the material.
POLICY: The final course
grade will be determined using the following formula:
A = 90% and
B = 80% - 89.99%
C = 70% - 79.99%
D = 60% - 69.99%
F = Below 70%
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.
Park University will be a renowned international
leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the