SO 304 Social Problems
S2T 2012 DL
Wing, Bradley W.
Ph.D. - University of Missouri
3/19/12 - 5/13/12
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I approach teaching in terms of
three broad goals: encouraging critical
thinking, applying course material to everyday life, and setting high
standards. I think the role of the
instructor is to facilitate learning. I
will do this by posing critical questions and encouraging students to explore
their thinking and try on new ways of thinking. My goal is to encourage students to engage course material by
thinking through and reflecting upon his/her position in the context of the
sociological research provided. This is
important, since different disciplines have different conventions and
practices. I also believe that applying
this material to everyday life is important, because we are all a members of
society and help to shape daily practices. Finally, I have high standards and expectations for my students. In my experience, students will rise to the
challenge as long as the expectation is an obtainable goal.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will automatically be
assessed a 50% penalty. All late work
must be made up within 1 week of the deadline.
Exception: late discussion
postings are NOT accepted. Students
should contact me to notify me of late submission of work. NOTE:
I do not actively monitor dropboxes after deadlines have passed. If you post something to a dropbox after the
deadline, you need to notify me via email that you have done so.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Social Problems deals with topics that may be
sensitive and perhaps even controversial to some members of the class. This course may
challenge the way you look at a variety of issues. My expectation is that you will keep an open
should all work to establish a foundation
of respect and trust. In
order for us to engage in discussion and debate with each other about issues in
this class, everyone is entitled to express her thoughts and reactions. However, one of the responsibilities I feel
that we have in this context is to ensure that we are all attempting to move
from our individual experiences and “common sense” views to a more critical,
complex, and sociological understanding of issues. This means that we may disagree with one
another or that we may attempt to push our thinking further, but this should be
done in ways that do not involve personal attacks nor dismissing another
person’s experience, ideas, and/or feelings.
1 Introduction to Social Problems / Capitalism and Class
2 Work and Economy
3 Gender & Family
4 Crime and Crime Control
5 War, Militarism, and Terrorism
7 Population and Health Issues
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