SO 304 Social Problems
F2B 2012 BL
Hankins, Keith R.
MHR- Human Relations, University of OklahomaBS- Management, Upper Iowa University
Bldg 616, RM 10
30 minutes before and after class
October 22, 2012-December 16, 2012
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Sernau, S. (2009). Global Problems: The Search for Equity, Peace, and Sustainability, 2nd Ed. Pearson Education, Inc., ISBN #13: 978-0-205-57884-9, or ISBN: #10: 0-205-57884-5
Eitzen, D. S. (2010). Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons From Other Societies, 5th Ed. Pearson Education, Inc., ISBN #13: 978-0-205-69834-9 or ISBN #10: 0-205-69834-4
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My philosophy is based on education, experience, and the desire to show students the course materials applies to their everyday lives. I will incorporate various teaching techniques such as lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will challenge each student to participate in classroom discussions and activities so as to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. The world is a classroom, this simple approach to teaching and learning challenges students critical thinking, invokes active student participation, and creates an open and empowering classroom that stimulates the learning process.
2. There will be a minimum of four home work assignments. These assignments must be typed and follow the guidelines for written assignments above. The homework assignments will correlate from readings assigned from the Solutions to Social Problems text. You will be graded according to the rules for typed papers, proper APA citation and reference list, and thoughtful in depth presentation of what you have read and the sociological ideas you have learned, and the completion of the guidelines outlined for each assignment.
3. There will be one final comprehensive exam which will cover all 12 chapters from the Global Problems text. Please retain your quizzes after grading to use as a study guide since some of the material may be integrated with new questions for the final exam. Final exam will consist of 50 multiple choice, fill-in the blank, true or false, and multiple response questions.
4. There will be a final paper required for this course. See below for paper guidelines.
Point Allocation is as Follows:
Final Exam: 150 points
Final Assessment Paper: 150 points
Quizzes: 50 points each-total of 300 points
Homework: 50 points each total of 200 points
In Class Participation: 25 points per week-total of 200 points
Grading Distribution is as Follows:
Total Possible Points: 1000
A = 900 – 1000
B = 800 – 899
C = 700 – 799
D = 600 – 699
F = 599 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments. All assignments turned in late will be penalized. FOR LATE ASSIGNMENTS YOU WILL LOSE 5 POINTS AUTOMATICALLY OFF OF YOUR FINAL GRADE FOR EACH DAY THAT IT IS LATE. No exceptions. If your assignment is late I recommend you e-mail it to me as soon as possible instead of waiting until the next class period to avoid losing further points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class Rules/Assignment Expectation & Guidelines:
Typing Guidelines. All final assignments are to be typed. Assignments will be typed in 12 font, Times New Roman, with one inch margins, double spaced, with a cover page. All completed assignments including the final paper will be completed in APA style format. There are no exceptions on these guidelines. There are several sites on the APA format that can be referenced online-please see end of class schedule/syllabus.
Class rules: ALL cell phones are to be turned to vibrate after class begins. No texting during class. First offense will receive a warning. The ensuing offenses will result in losing 25% percent of your in class participation grade for each offense. Students are expected to be respectful to each other during class discussion. Unruly/disruptive students will be asked to leave.
Missed quizzes. If you are absent and miss a quiz, you have until the next class period to make up the quiz unless you have made other arrangements with the instructor. No exceptions…failure to make up a quiz by the next class period will result in a zero for a grade.
Reading assignments-Follow the schedule 100%. You are responsible for all readings assigned according the schedule. Assigned chapters and readings must be completed before class. You will be expected to have read the assigned readings and will be called on during class to discuss the readings and answer questions I pose to the class.
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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 95
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