NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society
S2HH 2007 PA
Vaughan, David K.
BS Engineering Sciences, US Air Force Academy, 1962MA English, University of Michigan, 1969PhD English, University of Washington, 1974
(937) 304-9068 (c)
Spring II (19 March-20 May ) 2007
5:30 - 10:30 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Course grades will be calculated from scores obtained on the following course assignments: midterm and final exam; course report; homework assignments; oral reports; and class participation.
Course grades will be calculated from scores obtained on the following course assignments: midterm and final exam (25% each); course report (25%); homework assignments (10 %); oral reports (10%); and class participation (5%). Students will complete a 4-6 page paper and deliver an 8-10 minute oral report based on the paper. Assignments are graded with numerical scores according to the following scale: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = below 60. Final grades are based on the weighted average of grades received on all course assignments.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments or tests completed late will be penalized 10% of the earned grade unless lateness is the result of excused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class sessions will consist of a combination of lecture, class discussions, and in-class exercises. Students are expected to arrive promptly and remain in class for the full period of class time. Excused absences must be supported by written documentation signed by official approving authority. If no written documentation is provided, absence will be considered unexcused. According to Park University policy, two consecutive unexcused absences or three total unexcused absences will result in administrative withdrawal from the course with a grade of “F.” Students should notify the instructor if they expect to be absent from class, and they should arrange to obtain information and instructions that were given out during their absence. Plagiarism (the intentional use of the work of others without appropriate acknowledgement) will result in course failure and possible expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom will be dismissed from class. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise disrupting the learning experience in the class. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Cell phones and pagers should be turned off while class is in session.
Date Subject Reading Assignment
21 Mar Introduction STC, Ch 1, 4
28 Mar Technology and Change STC, Ch 2, 3, 8 Homework Q1
04 Apr Technology and Work STC, Ch 5, 9, 10 Homework Q2
11 Apr Technology, Energy, STC, Ch 6, 7 Homework Q3
18 Apr Technology and Midterm Examination
Communication STC, Ch 11, 12
25 Apr Technology and STC, Ch 13, 14 Homework Q4
02 May Organizational Control STC, Ch. 15, 16 Homework Q5
09 May Governments and STC, Ch 17 Oral reports
16 May Course Review Course reports due Oral reports
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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 .
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