SO 210 Social Institutions
F1LL 2009 LR
Coleman, George M.
August 17 - October 11, 2009
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Textbook: J. skolnick and E. Currie, Crisis in American Instituions, 13th edition, Pearson publishing, NY, 2007
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Course assessment will consist of the following:
One Midterm and Final exam. both of these will be essay exams
based upon the readings, class presentations and other information given as part of this course.
One term paper and presentation of the same. This paper will be
done over a topic concerning a social institution. It will be done
using the APA format and must use at least 12 outside references. All
topics must be approved by the instructor. The presentation will be a
30 - 45 minute oral presentation of your research.
Class Presentations. These will be presentations of assigned
material. You may bring in outside information and A/V materials if
you wish. They are to be between 45 minutes and an hour each. The
number of these presentations will be determined by the number of
students enrolled in the course.
Midterm Exam, 100 poitns
Final Exam, 100 points
Term Paper, 100 points
Paper Presentation, 50 points
Class Presentations, 100 points each. (number of presentations will vary depending on How many students enroll in the course)
A 100% - 90%
B 89% - 80%
C 79% - 70%
D 69% - 60%
F 59% - 00%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Presentations and Papers will not be taken late
without prior approval of the instructor. Missed tests must be taken
within 5 business days of the exam date. A missed final may not be made up until all late work is turned in to the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All park University rules will be in force for this class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Presentations TBA
Midterm September 10
Paper Presentations October 1 and 6
Papers Due October 1
Final October 8
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