SO 325 Social Deviance
S1T 2013 DLA
Myers, Rhonda G.
Adjunct Faculty Instructor
M.S.W. - University of Houston Graduate School of Social WorkB.S. in Sociology, Psychology - University of Houston
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January 14th - March 10th, 2013
Textbook: Stephen Pfohl. 1994. Images of Deviance and Social Control. McGraw Hill
Sonny Barger. 2001. Hell's Angel. Harper Paperbacks.
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Instructor Learning Outcomes
Exams: Exams will be given for a midterm and final. The midterm will be given at the end of week four. The final will be administered at the end of the semester, this is a closed book, closed note exam.
Class Participation: You will be expected to participate in online discussions with your classmates. There will be discussion threads for each week that you will conduct online conversations about what you have read in the text, as well as those related to the class activities. You will be assessed on answering the questions, contributions to the discussion, and grammar and spelling ("I agree with your post" does not constitute a post. You must add to the discussion). Each post must contain at least one citation in the context of your post utilizing proper APA formatting style. Rubrics will be posted at course home, and include the above details. FOUR posts are required per course week, with the first post made by Thursday midnight, to include two main posts and two posts in response to your peers.
Core Assessment Final Paper: Your paper will be a theoretical analysis of Hell's Angel utilizing 3 of the different perspectives you studied throughout the term. You are required to use at least three different components from each perspective in your analysis. In writing this paper, you are required to pay particular attention to the maintaining of your academic voice and analytical purview. The expectation is that you will analyze Hell's Angel and not give opinion as to the activities he documents in his book. The paper should be between 5-7 pages, not including the title, abstract, and reference pages. This paper will include a minimum of one peer reviewed journal article and a minimum of two other professional academic references as required to document each of the three different theoretical perspectives. The grading rubric is posted in the course shell. You will be expected to begin formulating your analysis in the later portion of the course in the class activities section of the course.
Exams 2 @ 160 pts.
Based on Questions from Text
Analysis of Hell’s Angel from 3 perspectives
4 Posts per week answering discussion questions
Of which 2 are peer responses
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Late Submission of Course Materials:
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