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SO 330 Sociolog of Yth & Yth Cultures
King, Yesenia


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Course

SO 330 Sociolog of Yth & Yth Cultures

Semester

S1E 2012 PEH

Faculty

King, Yesenia

Degrees/Certificates

MA Sociology, California State University, Fullerton
BA Sociology, California State University, Long Beach
AA Social Sciences, Orange Coast College

Office Location

Camp Pendleton, Bldg. 1331, Room 207

Office Hours

Anytime after class on the night I teach or by appointment

Daytime Phone

760-725-6858

Other Phone

760-725-6858

E-Mail

yesenia.king@park.edu

Semester Dates

S1E 2012

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00pm-10:25pm

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hine, T. (2000). The rise and fall of the American teenager: A New History of the American Adolescent Experience (1st ed.). NY:  Harper Collins Publishers.

Nichols, S. and T. Good. (2004). America’s teenagers: Myths and realities. Mahwah, New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Milner, Jr., M. (2004). Freaks, geeks, and cool kids: American teenagers, schools, and the culture of consumption (1st ed.). NY:  Routledge

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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Course Description:
SO 330 Sociology of Youth and Youth Cultures: Focuses on the social and cultural aspects of development from the onset of adolescents through young adulthood. Examines historical and cultural differences in the concept of "youth." Topics include the effects of family, friends, and the media on identity and personal decisions; dating and mating; school and work, popular culture, values, and consumerism; violence, delinquency, sex, and risk taking. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 

Class Assessment:

LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Refer to the Course Schedule for detailed information on the learning assignments and assessments.

Weekly Discussions: Participate in each of the 8 weekly discussions according to the Discussion Rubric on the Participation page. Discussions for weeks 1-8 are required and are worth 25 points each.

Weekly Activities: These assignments will help you apply the course material. Your response should be a minimum of two paragraphs. You should follow the Weekly Activities Rubrics on the Activity Pages. Weekly activities for weeks 1,3, 6-7 are required and are worth 25 points each.

Weekly Quizzes: Take the weekly quiz, which consist of ten questions (multiple choice and true/false questions) worth 2 points each. You have one hour to complete the quiz.  Refer to the schedule to view due dates. Quizzes for week 1-7 are required and are worth 20 points each.

Reflection Papers: Write an essay on the assigned topic (a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1000 words). Refer to the schedule to view the due dates. For each assignment, the student uploads the assignment to the Dropbox. Reflection papers are required and are worth 50 points each.
 
Outline and Annotated Bibliography:  This is the outline for your core assessment and 5 annotated bibliographies of your academic sources.  This is due week 7 and is worth 35 points.

Final Exam: Complete a proctored final exam during week 8. The exam is worth 200 points and will contain multiple choice, true false, and essay questions. The exam is CLOSED book and notes. To prevent cheating, students may not keep the final exam. You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Help and Resources page to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request form.

Core Assessment (Research Paper): Write an essay (minimum 2000 words- maximum of 3000 words). Refer to the Core Assessment rubric. You are required to turn in an outline. Refer to the schedule to view the due dates of the outline and the core assessment. The core assessment is worth 200 points.

Grading:
Course Grading Policy:

Grades for the course will be determined as follows:

Assignment

Points

Percentage

Total Points

Discussion (week 1-8)

25

20

200

Activities (week 1,3, 6-7)

25

12.5

125

Quizzes (week 1-7)

20

14

140

Reaction Papers (week 2 &5)

50

10

100

Outline
              35
             3.5
             35

Final Exam

200

20

200

Research Paper

200

20

200

Total

1000

100

1000


Course Grading Scale:

Your letter grade is determined based on the following scale. No rounding will be used when calculating your grades.

Letter Grade Policy:

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%

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

LESSON               TOPIC

1                                            Social History of American Youth to 1900

2                                            Social History of American Youth from 1900 to the Present

3                                            Politics, the Economy, and Youth

4                                            Peers, Families, and Schools

5                                            Media, Popular Culture and Consumerism

6                                            Delinquency, Violence and Substance Use

7                                            Youth Sexuality, Teenage Pregnancy, and Risky Behaviors

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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