SO 318 Military Sociology
U1T 2010 DL
Associate Professor of History
PhD History - University of KansasMA English - University of Central Missouri
June 7 - July 30, 2010
American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals? Morten G. Ender. Routledge,
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Additional Resources: Articles and lectures as assigned
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Essay: (max. 3000 words, plus tables and figures). Historical change, both domestic and international, has necessitated that the military adapt. Choose two of the historic military models and analyze them in relation to the following:
Closing. Use the appropriate academic literature to inform and support all points in your analysis. It should be carefully proofread and edited, conform to the applicable guidelines of APA format, and include all citations and references. Each point should be carefully explained with sociological concepts, explicitly justified with reason and empirical scientific evidence, and illustrated through specific real-world examples.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
100 Comprehensive Final Examination
200 Core Assessment
160 Weekly Discussion
100 Mid-term Examination
40 Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 Written Assignments
The grade of A is exceptional and an uncommon achievement. The grade of B is above average performance. The grade of C is average. The grade of D is below average and marginal. Extra credit is not offered in this course.
Grading summary and rubrics:
Post contains exceptional critical thinking and analysis which answers the question, integrates the discussion into the broader scope of the course, and synthesizes course materials for support. Post has no errors in grammar and punctuation. Post is the required length.
Response contains exceptional critical thinking and analysis which addresses the initial post, integrates the discussion into the broader scope of the course, and synthesizes course materials for support. Response has no errors in grammar and punctuation. Response is the required length.
Analysis answers the question and makes some use of course materials for support. Post contains very few errors in grammar and punctuation. Post is as much as 50 words below required length.
Response analytically answers the initial post and makes some use of course materials for support. Response contains very few errors in grammar and punctuation. Response is as much as 10 words below required length.
Analysis answers the question but might not place the issue in a broader context or synthesize course materials for support. Post contains a few errors in grammar and punctuation. Post is as much as 100 words below required length.
Response analytically addresses the initial post but might not place the issue in a broader context or synthesize course materials for support.
Response contains a few errors in grammar and punctuation. Response is as much as 20 words below required length.
Post only partially answers the question and contains numerous errors in grammar and punctuation. Post is as much as 150 words short of required length.
Response only partially addresses the initial post and contains numerous errors in grammar and punctuation. Response is as much as 30 words short of required length.
Post does not answer the question. Response contains gross errors in grammar and punctuation. Post is under 50 words.
Response does not address the initial post. The response contains gross errors in grammar and punctuation. Response is under 20 words.
Four Brief Written Assignments in Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7:
These assignments are outlined in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 and are due in the dropbox on Sunday night of that week. Each of these assignments is worth 10 points for a total of 40 points for the term. The rubric for these assignments is below:
Criteria for Brief Essays
Sequence of information is difficult to follow and illogical.
Organization is logical and sequential.
Personal Learning Goals
Insufficient information to answer the question.
Clear personal learning goals stated.
Grammar and Spelling
Work has three or more spelling errors and/or grammatical errors.
Work has two or fewer spelling errors and/or grammatical errors.
Work is illegible, with improper paragraph structure, no pagination, or is not submitted in the proper Word format.
Work is in proper format.
Submitted on time
Submitted on time.
The midterm exam will be due in week 4 and will be worth 100 points.
The Core Assessment paper will be due in week 6 and will be worth 200 points.
The final exam will be a comprehensive essay exam, will be proctored, will be administered in week 8, and will be worth 100 points.
Midterm and Final Exam Rubric:
SO 318 Midterm and Final Exam Rubric
Reader has difficulty following work because student jumps around.
Student presents information in logical sequence which reader can follow.
Information is logical, interesting sequence which reader can follow, argument is clear.
Student does not have grasp of information; student cannot answer questions about subject.
Student is uncomfortable with content although is able to demonstrate basic concepts.
Student is at ease with content, but fails to elaborate and explain.
Student demonstrates full knowledge of material and can support argument
Work has four or more spelling errors and/or grammatical errors
Presentation has three misspellings and/or improper noun, plural, possessive use, grammatical errors.
Presentation has no more than two misspellings and/or plural, possessive, grammatical errors.
Presentation has no misspellings, plural, possessive, noun or grammatical errors.
Work is illegible, improper paragraph structure, no pagination.
Work has three or four areas that are incoherent and not relevant to topic.
Work has one or two areas that are incoherent and not relevant to topic
Work is neatly presented and properly formatted.
Work displays no references.
Work does not have the appropriate number of required references.
Reference section was completed incorrectly in places.
Work displays the correct number of references, written correctly.
FINAL GRADING SCALE:
A = 90-100% (540-600 points)
B = 80-89% (480-539 points)
C = 70-79% (420-479 points)
D = 60-69% (360-419 points)
F = 0-59% (0-359 points)
This scale will be strictly followed; in other words, 539 points is a B, and so on.
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