SO 330 Sociolog of Yth & Yth Cultures
U1A 2012 BE
Rollins, Tanya N.
B.S. /Texas A&M UniversityMSW/ Texas State University- San Marcos
June 4 - July 31, 2012
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Nichols, S. and T. Good. (2004). America’s teenagers: Myths and realities. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Will be provided in class
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Instructor Learning Outcomes
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Refer to the Course Schedule for detailed information on the learning assignments and assessments.
Weekly Participation: Participate in each of the 16 discussions. Your participation points are also connected to your attendance. You must be present and active in the discussion to receive the maximum participation points. Possible 150 points.
Leadership: Your leadership grade is about your ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner in the classroom. This includes being respectful of others. Points will be deducted for consistent tardiness. Possible 50 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be accepted up to two days after the due date. After the second day, assignments will not be accepted. 10% of your grade will be deducted for each day your assignment is late. Make-ups will not be provided for exams.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: This course 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 mind. We 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.
Texting, cell phone calls, and other disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
1 Chapter 1
2 Chapter 3, Reaction Paper #1 due on 6/14/12
3 Digital Nation and Chapter 2
4 Chapter 4, Reaction Paper #2 due on 6/28/12, Mid-term review
5 Mid-term Exam on 7/3/12; Movie for movie analysis shown on 7/05/12
6 Chapter 5 and 6, Movie Analysis due on 7/10/12
7 Chapter 8, Core Assessment due on 7/19/12
8 Wrap Up, Final Exam on 7/26/12
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Last Updated:5/16/2012 3:29:02 PM