SO 304 Social Problems
F1B 2011 BL
Sanchez, Cristina S.
Professor of Sociology/ Adjunct Faculty
Associates in PsychologyBachelors in PsychologyMasters in Sociology
By appointment only.
Monday, August 15, 2011- Sunday, October 09, 2011
2:00 - 4:30 PM
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It is my belief that everyone in the classroom is responsible for their own work and grade. Everyone will be treated equally and with fairness. It is important for me that every students understands the material as well as the assignments in order to succeed. It is my responsibility to answer your questions and concerns regarding the class as much as it is your reasonability to let me know of them. Together we can make sure that this semester is a success for all.
Assignments: You will discuss the chapters read that week and write a 4 page paper APA style reflecting your thoughts, ideas, and opinions on regards to those topics. You will use critical thinking on how to solve the issue and/or change it. Must be turned in correct drop box through eCompanion.
Homework: I will provide you with an outline in which you will write 3 questions that you have in regards to the reading. You will write down what you think the main ideas for the reading were. You will write a small summary/reflection of what you have learned. Must be turned in as a hard copy in class.
Quiz 1&2, Midterm, and Final Exam: Will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions.
Term Paper: Select topic from your Global Problems text book (see individual chapters) and write a 10 page paper APA style (not including title page and reference page). The paper requires the following: (1) A justification as to why the social problem you selected is important and identify specifically who is affected by this problem and why, (2) You will provide a history of the social problem and the current trend it is leading into, (3) You will reference 5 academic sources (not including your book) that have researched the social problem and discuss their conclusions, (4) You will discuss possible solutions to the social problem described and compare to other nations that may have found solutions to the problem described, (5) You will properly conclude the paper with your research findings and beliefs. Must be turned in correct drop box through eCompanion as well as a hard coy on the last day of class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments turned in late will be penalized. Each day the assignment is late you will lose 1 point. Absence from class does not excuse students from turning in assignments, as they will submit assignments through eCompanion. If you know you will have a scheduling issue, please plan for that and make arrangements to submit your assignments early.
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Do not be disrespectful towards other students thoughts, opinions, or believes.
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