SO 318 Military Sociology
U1LL 2011 LR
Limozaine, Bruce J.
Adjunct Faculty, Senior Psychology Instructor
B.S. in Psychology; M.S. Ed in Counseling; Certificate in Public ManagementSeminary- School of Theology, University of the South - Sewanee Graduate of the Air Force's School of Military Science for Officers
Little Rock AFB Education Center, Park University Classroom
15 minutes before class, and pre-arranged after class meetings
May 23 - July 17, 2011
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Handbook of the Sociology of the Military. Giuseppe Caforio, ed. New York: Springer, 2006.
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Educational Philosophy: This course is designed for learners who are self-motivated and require only guidance and explanation throughout the course. This course will be presented as a series of lectures which amplify the text concepts and also bring contemporary examples of military sociology at work in society. Class participation is vital. Powerpoint presentations will be used to illustrate principles, effects and long term influences of various topics within the field of military sociology.
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: Points Assignment
150 Final Examination (30% of Class Grade)
100 Core Assessment (20% of Class Grade)
100 Weekly Discussion (20% of Class Grade)
150 Mid-term Examination (30% of Class Grade)
500 total points
A 450 - 500 Points
B 400 - 449 Points
C 350 - 399 Points
D 300 - 349 Points
F Below 300 Points
Criteria for Discussion Topic
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.
The midterm exam will be due in week 4 and will be worth 150 points.
The Core Assessment paper will be due in week 8 and will be worth 100 points.
The final exam will be due in week 8 and will be worth 150 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All material/discussion topics must be presented on-time. No material will be accepted after the last day of class. All late submissions must be approved by the instructor in advance.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The standards of academic order will be observed at all times. All students will be treat each other and the instructor with respect and will not use sarcasm or ridicule in dealing with another person's ideas. Healthy debate is encouraged. No cell phones or pagers should be active during class (exception to this rule is made for on-call military or police personnel). Food and drink may not be consumed in classroom.
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