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SO 304 Social Problems
Kravitz, Howard B.


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 304 Social Problems

Semester

F1SS 2011 RA

Faculty

Kravitz, Howard B.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA,Counseling, NCC,LPC-S
MA, Human Resource Management
BS, Social Science

Office Location

Before Class at RAFB

Office Hours

20 minutes before class

Daytime Phone

Call Randolph Office to leave Messagr

E-Mail

Howard.Kravitz@park.edu

hkravitz@swbell.net

Semester Dates

Aug 15 - 9 Oct

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

4:55 - 10:20 PM

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: SO141

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Sernau, S. (2009). Global problems: The search for equity, peace, and sustainability (2nd ed.). NY: Allyn & Bacon.
ISBN: 0-205-57884-5
 
Eitzen, D.S. (2007). Solutions to social problems: Lessons from other societies (4th ed.). NY: Allyn & Bacon.
ISBN: 0-205-4823-0

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Course Description:
SO 304 Social Problems: Review of major controversial issues facing modern societies, such as poverty, crime, deviance, sexuality, addiction, mental illness, prejudice, changing values, demographic pressure, surveillance, technology, terrorism and war, the provision of social service, and the balance between individual freedom and social responsibility. Special attention is given to global and cross-cultural context, and the causes, consequences and potential public policy solutions for each issue. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: SO141

Educational Philosophy:

 My educational philosophy is one centered on self learning, discussion of concepts in class, and honoring the highest traditions of scholarship. To that end, students must read assigned readings before class and must be able to discuss the material under review.

Class Assessment:

Assignment Points Percentage Total Points
Discussion (Weeks 1-8)

25

20

200

Activities (Weeks 1-7)

30

15

150

Quizzes (Weeks 1-7)

20

14

140
Outline Assignment

30

3.0

30

Film Assignment 1

65

6.5

65

Film Assignment 2

75

7.5

75

Core Assessment

200

20

200

Final

140

14

140

1000

Grading:

Letter
Points
Percentage
A
900.0-1000.0
90-100%
B
800.0-899.9
80-89.9%
C
700.0-799.9
70-79.9%
D
600.0-699.9
60-69.9%
F
Below 599.9
Below 59.9%
 
Incomplete Grades Policy:
No incompletes will be given except when required by the Park University policies as defined in the undergraduate student handbook.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 points will be deducted for late submission of assigned projects.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 Ideas and others will be respected at all times. Cell phones must remain off during lectures.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

LESSON                        TOPIC

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

6                                             Education

7                                             Population and Health Issues

8                                             Wrap-up

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

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

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

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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Last Updated:6/30/2011 1:56:20 PM