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SO 220 Ethical Iss. in Social Sci.
Miller, Tamara D.


Mission Statement: 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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

SO 220 Ethical Iss. in Social Sci.

Semester

S2J 2011 PV

Faculty

Miller, Tamara D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty, Social Science

Degrees/Certificates

A.A. Longview Community College
B.A. University of Missouri Kansas City
M.A. Central Missouri State University

Office Location

Parkville

Office Hours

before class by appointment only

Daytime Phone

913 288 7136

Other Phone

816 529 4166

E-Mail

tamara.miller@park.edu

tammil818@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

Monday March 14 - Sunday May 8, 2011

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

an intro social science course

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Israel & Hay  Research Ethics for Social Scientists, (2006). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  ISBN-13:  9781412903905

Paul & Elder The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, 2004, Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.  ISBN:  0944583105

Paul & Elder The Miniature Guide to Analytic Thinking, 2003, Dillion Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.  ISBN: 0944583199

Paul & Elder The Miniature Guide to Scientific Thinking, 2003, Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.  ISBN:  0944583180

Paul & Elder The Thinker's Guide to Ethical Reasoning, 2003, Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.  ISBN:  0944583172

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
SO 220 Ethical Issues in Social Sciences: Considers the moral and ethical consequences of conducting social science research. Disseminating the results, and implementing practices and policies based on those findings. Critically examines those questions and choices rising at each stage of the research process, and the results of those choices on relevant parties. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: and introductory social science course (i.e., SO 141, PS101)

Educational Philosophy:
I will address a variety of learning styles through the use of visual media, discussions and group activities, writing, presentations, and hands on application of concepts. The facilitator encourages critical thinking, reading and writing skills. I believe that learning is fundamentally about exploring the boundaries of your own values, beliefs and ideas. You may encounter things with which you do not agree. I respect your right to disagree and insist that you respect the rights of others. Only ideas are open to debate in class, never individuals.


Class Assessment:
Your grade will be based on participation, exams, and two case studies.

Grading:
Your grade will be based on participation, exams, and two extended case studies.
25 x  8  =   200 participation
100 x 2 = 100 final exam
100 x 2 = 200 case studies
100 x 1 = 100 investigator education program    
                  600
Participation does not mean simply attending, it means being prepared through readings, etc. and engaging in our discussions in a meaningful way.
600 - 540 A
539 - 480 B
479 - 420 C
419 - 360 D
359 and below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 I do not accept late submissions unless you have made arrangements in advance. 5:00pm on the due date is not in advance. Should you need an extension, you should contact me at least 48 hours before an assignment is due to make other arrangements. If you contact me for an extension you should be prepared to tell me when you will submit the assignment and what your plan is for finishing the work.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 I expect that we speak one at a time and use an inside voice. It is possible that you encounter things with which you do not agree. You may agree to disagree. Only ideas are up for discussion in class, never people.
 
I expect that you turn all cells off or to vibrate. We will break about 7:00pm. Plan your calls accordingly. I expect NO TEXTING, internet surfing or other behavior which takes your focus off the task at hand. From 5:30 - 9:50, the class is your job and you wouldn't engage in those behaviors in another workplace, so please don't disrespect our workplace by doing them in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Assignment    Due
3/17 Read  the following three booklets Critical Thinking, Analytic Thinking and Scientific Thinking
3/24 Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Research Ethics and the Ethical Reasoning booklet
3/31 Read Chapters 3 and 4 of Research Ethics for Social Scientists Complete the online Investigator course by tonight http://cme.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning/humanparticipant-protections.asp
4/7 Case Study #1
4/14 Read Chapters 5 and 6 Research Ethics for Social Scientists
4/21 Read Chapter 7 Research Ethics for Social Scientists
4/28 Read Chapters  8 and 9 Research Ethics for Social Scientists Case Study # 2
5/5 Final Exam

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
“Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the student.
• Cheating includes, but [is not] not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed. Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
• Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another persons 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.
• Falsifying academic records includes, but not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
• Other acts include:
• Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or  faculty member
• Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student
• Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.”
(Payne, 2009)

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
http://plagiarism.org/plag_article_plagiarism_faq.html

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Any two absences will result in an F.

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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