SO 304 Social Problems
S1J 2013 DN
Miller, Tamara D.
Adjunct Faculty, Social Sciences
AA Longview Community CollegeBA University of Missouri Kansas CityMA Central Missouri State University
downtown, by appointment
5:00 - 5:30 on Mondays (by appointment only)
816 529 4166
January 14 - March 10, 2013
5:30 - 10:00 PM
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Your grade is based on exams, scholarly journal reviews, participation and writing projects. Your exams are non-comprehensive and none is weighted any differently than the others. Your article reviews are to be from SCHOLARLY journals. Scholarly journals are peer edited and reviewed and frequently carry a name like "Journal of....". Cosmo, Glamour, Readers Digest, Time or Newsweek are not scholarly journals. You should summarize the article and then do a critical analysis. If you need help identifying an article or confirmation that it is an appropriate article, I am pleased to assist you. . Finally, your writing projects will involve research/analysis and recommendations for our social problems. You will pick two, read and summarize what's been written, analyze and then recommend solutions.
Late Submission of Course Materials: I do not accept late submission unless you've made arrangements in advance. I do understand that life happens, if you make an arrangement with me for late submission, it must be IN ADVANCE...5pm on the day it's do is not in advance. If there is an emergency, you should be prepared to bring documentation to substantiate your need for late submission.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
read all of part one, section one
read part two, sections two and three
Article review due
Read part two, sections four, five and six
Exam One, will cover sections 1 - 7
Part three, section eight
Health care...will our new legislation fix the problems?
Crime and punishment
2nd paper due
Part five sections thirteen and fourteen
Summary, what the future holds and activism
Project at ReStart
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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 95If you are in doubt, please seek assistance from me or the learning center on campus. It is far better to ask questions than to risk the consequences of plagiarizing because you do not know.
If I find that you have violated this expectation, then I will give you a zero on that project and request that you remove yourself from class. I will then report you to the appropriate administrator. Consequences can include dismissal, so weigh carefully that choice.
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98ANY two absences will result in withdrawal, if it is too late in the semester, then you will receive an "F".
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