SO 325 Social Deviance
S1E 2010 PE
Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD
1/10/10 - 3/7/10
4:45 - 10:10 PM
Stephen Pfohl. 1994. Images of
Deviance and Social Control. McGraw Hill
Barger, Sonny. 2001. Hell's Angel:
The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. New
York: Harper Collins Publishers.
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Educational Philosophy: My top priority when teaching
students in Sociology classes is to assist in the development of critical
thinking skills. My goal is to create a safe, fun, and interactive environment
to facilitate a student’s ability to explore new ways of viewing themselves,
their communities, and the world. I employ various modalities in the classroom,
including lecture, power point presentations, facilitated discussion, group
work, role-playing, and multimedia analysis.
Exam: A final exam will be given at the end of the
8th class. The final exam will be comprehensive and students are
responsible for material from the textbook, lectures, and class discussions.
This is a closed book, closed note exam.
paper will be a theoretical analysis of Hell's Angels utilizing three of the
different perspectives you studied throughout the term. You should use at
least three different components from each perspective in your analysis.
In writing this paper, you should pay particular attention to applying your
critical thinking skills as developed in class. The expectation is that
you will analyze Hell's Angels and not give opinion as to the activities he
documents in his book. The paper should be between 5-7 pages. The
grading rubric will be reviewed in class as well as posted online.
Class Participation: You will be expected to
participate in class discussions each week and add to the class environment of
Weekly Assignment on Readings: Each week students will be
expected to hand in a typed assignment based on the assigned readings for the
week. Students will be asked to: 1) Write three new ideas they learned with a
commentary as to why that material resonated with them, and 2) Write two
questions or topics for discussion.
Details will be reviewed in class and posted online.
Weekly Presentation on Deviance
develop critical thinking skills around topics of social deviance, it is
valuable to immediately apply class material and this sociological lens to your
observations outside of class.
Each week students will be responsible for sharing a social deviance
observation and application of critical thinking skills. Details will be
provided in class and posted online.
You will be able to track your grade throughout the
term. Grades will be determined by your performance on a final exam,
a research reaction paper, class discussion participation, weekly homework assignments, and weekly observation
presentations. Points will be assigned as follows:
Comprehensive Final Exam
Weekly Class Participation
(10 pts x 8 wks)
Weekly Assignment on
(15 pts x 7 wks)
Weekly Presentation on
(12 pts x 7 wks)
Final course grades will be determined as follows:
90% - 100%
421 points and higher
80% - 89%
373 – 420 points
70% - 79%
326 – 372 points
60% - 69%
280 – 325 points
59% and lower
279 points and lower
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor must be notified and approve
the request to submit the late work for medical or family emergencies prior to
the project submission deadline.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Civility. Some sociological
theories challenge common conceptions and beliefs on subjects. Classroom
discussions are a vital part of the learning process. This class needs to
be a participatory community of students engaging these theories if students
are to fulfill their potential for learning. Abusive language will not be tolerated, as respect
must be shown to everyone.
Deviance, Social Control, and Critical Thinking
through Ch. 6 of Hell’s Angel
& Anomie Perspectives
Angels Research Paper,
pp. 401-404, and pp. 469-487
Reaction Perspective & Application of Critical Perspectives
Exam at end of class,
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class participation or timely assignment submission. I am willing to work with you, but I need you to work with me
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tools throughout the term. Please become familiar with them.
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related to the course or to Park University.
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