NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society
S2LL 2012 LR
B.S. in Business/Management with a concentration in MarketingM.S. in Environmental Management
Evenings 6pm to 8pm
March 19 - May 13
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Textbook: Society and Technological Change, 6th edition, by Rudi
Volti, Published by Worth Publishers, New York, 2010. ISBN-13:
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“Understanding science is more than knowing
The teaching of Science should
emphasize understanding of concepts and the process of scientific inquiry.
Student conceptual understanding is best attained by applying the
concepts and the process of inquiry to real world concerns and issues relating
to science and technology that directly impact, interest or concern students.
Quoted from How Students Learn
Science in Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for
Teaching and Learning published by the National Academy of Sciences.
Available online in its entirety at:
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Your final grade will be determined
using a combination of class attendance and participation, a research paper on
a course topic, research, preparation and presentation of a position debate
based on course topics and a final examination, which may be a take-home.
participation and attendance………………………………….15%
A 10 page research paper on a course
Research, preparation and presentation of
Late Submission of Course Materials:
assignments are due no later than the end of the semester, unless prior
arrangements are made with the instructor, and then only for good reasons, such
as deployments, TDY’s, sickness, etc.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
environment and conduct will be based on the essential principle of mutual
respect for fellow students and the instructor. Additionally, in the event you
must miss a class session, it is required that you notify the instructor either
directly by phone or e-mail, or through the Park University Office at the Base
Chapters 1, 2 & 3, Course
Overview, Introduction and Assignments
4, 5 & 6
7 & 8
9, 10 & 11
12 & 13
Chapters 14 & 15
16 & 17
Exam/All course Assignment Due
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
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 93Plagiarism has become a very serious issue in recent years. Several “paper mills” and other essay writing services are prolific on the internet. In addition, there are many incidences of unintentional plagiarism, or lack of proper citation. To check for this within your paper, please scan all written homework through a free plagiarism checking program. www.scanmyessay.com and www.plagiarismchecker.com are two I have found useful and user friendly.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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My name is Susanne Marshall. I was born and raised in
Vermont and currently reside in Austin, Arkansas, just northeast of Little
Rock. I completed my undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg,
Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Government with
a concentration in Marketing. I returned to college, entering the Master of
Science program in Environmental Management at Webster University, where I was
awarded a Master’s Degree in December 2009. Over the past two decades I have
worked as a product lifecycle manager in the telecommunications industry
developing, launching, and managing numerous consumer products, particularly in
the cable television, broadband internet, wireless telephone and satellite
television sectors of the industry. I have had the opportunity to develop and
manage a complete portfolio of strategic marketing functions, such as
i-marketing, corporate training, advertising, sales, retail, e-commerce,
affiliate marketing, web marketing, print/broadcast communications, retail, and
direct mail. I have taken products from their conception to becoming leading
revenue generators for such companies as Alltel, Windstream, and Charter
Communications. I currently do consultant work for an environmental company that
specializes in the planning, analysis, and management of the transportation,
technology, and natural resources sectors. The telecommunications industry has
provided the opportunity to reside in different parts of the United States and
to experience a variety of market and cultural diversities. My husband Joe and
I have always wanted to live in the country, and we moved to Arkansas in 2003,
which gave us the opportunity to purchase a nice home and some land and enjoy a
peaceful life with an affordable cost of living. We have two children, Xavier
and JJ. During my spare time, I am an outdoor enthusiast often venturing out on
kayaking, camping, runs with my Chocolate Lab, Cooper, biking, and hiking
trips. As a stress reliever, I teach and attend yoga classes regularly. I am an
enthusiastic learner and wish to instill in my future students a desire to
become lifelong students. I am currently working on applying to the doctoral in
environmental studies program at Antioch College New England.
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