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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY SYLLABUS SYG 2000 On-line Course 2008 Emergency Instructor Ms. Rosalind Fisher 785 766-8105 only Office N/A E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Office T/TH 2:30 - 5:00 PM or via Dept. 850 474-2797 Hours email. Phone Text: 1. Society, The Basics. 9th Edition, John Macionis. Society the Basics Macionis textbook website. 2. On-line assignments and other readings are also required. 3. Students will be required to rent and watch a video that is relevant to the course. Required Materials: Internet Access E-mail Account Description: This on-line course introduces you to the sociological perspective and provides an overview of sociology's major theoretical perspectives and approaches. Through the texts, video clips and on-line discussions we will explore socialization and how socially constructed concepts help shape the reality of our lives. We will focus on social processes and the social systems that maintain social hierarchies and institutions as well as, how society affects our choices and life chances. This course exposes students to diverse norms, values, legal and economic systems, and histories - all of which are essential to understanding our world. Some video clips or course materials may contain adult themes or profanity. Learning on-line may be a very different environment for many of you. You will generally set your own schedules except for assignment deadlines, participate in class activities at your convenience, and work at your own pace. You may require some additional time online during the first few weeks while you adjust to the online format. You may feel overwhelmed at first, but it will get better. You should be prepared to spend approximately 6 - 7 hours per week online completing lessons, activities, and participating in class discussions. Objectives: After successful course completion the student should be able to: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the sociological imagination. Use the sociological perspective or imagination to interpret the real world. Understand and critically discuss the three major theoretical perspectives, functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic- interaction theory. Apply sociological concepts to observable events and social issues. Define social diversity in a global context. Appreciate the major ethical and value issues confronting the sociological researcher. Requirements: Students will be evaluated in a variety of ways: through exams, on-line exercises or activities, and participation in discussion forums, which will reflect work on topics covered in the text. There will be 425 points possible to earn in this class. There will be five tests, each worth 40 points. Participation points totaling 75 for the on-line discussions, Five exercises or activities worth 30 points each and No make-up exams. There can be no exceptions to this arrangement. However, each student may skip one test or drop their lowest test. Grading: if your overall average is: 90% and above you will earn an A 80% and above you will earn a B 70% and above you will earn a C 60% and above you will earn a D Below 60% F, something I hope no one earns. Resources: I can not help with technical problems. If you run into any computer or software glitches or problems you can get 24 hour, seven days a week assistance at UWFs computer email@example.com (850) 474-2075 and they will be happy to assist you. Under links on the eLearning page I also provide you with study and writing help links and sociology theory sites. Special Technology Utilized by Students: This course is totally online. All instructional content and interaction takes place over the WWW. In addition to baseline word processing skills and sending/receiving email with attachments, students will be expected to search the internet and upload/download files. In addition, students may need one or more of the following plug-ins: Adobe Acrobat Reader: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html PowerPoint Viewer: http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D1649C22- B51F-4910-93FC-4CF2832D3342&displaylang=en Windows Media Player: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/ QuickTime Player: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Real Player: http://forms.real.com/netzip/getrde601.html?h=126.96.36.199&f=win dows/RealOnePlayerV2GOLD.exe&p=RealOne+Player&oem=dl&ta gtype=ie&type=dl Macromedia Flash Player: http://macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1 _Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash Special Needs: Reasonable accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate in this class, contact the Director of Disabled Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 474-2387, as soon as possible. She will assist you in documenting your disability and requesting needed services. Expectations: I have expectations regarding student behavior and performance. Be sure you understand these! 1. Read the syllabus and be aware of the contents and your responsibilities. 2. Meeting the deadlines is critical to your grade. Your written assignments must be uploaded to a drop box on the eLearning course webpage by 10:00 PM on the deadline date. Failure to do so by the deadline will result in a failing grade for the assignment. 3. This class will use the on-line eLearning site for handouts, lecture notes, assignments, etc. Basic computer savvy and access is required. 4. If you are having problems in the class please email me, before finals week to seek help. My goal is to provide you with an understanding of the material. 5. I expect you to act with honesty and integrity. Cheating and/or plagiarism are not acceptable and will merit an automatic failing grade for this course. The University of West Florida considers plagiarism a serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Plagiarism applies to any material written by someone else. This material can be published in books, magazines, journals and newspapers. It may also include lyrics, computer code, scientific charts and graphs, and materials published on Web sites via the Internet. When you use information from these sources you must properly cite the sources utilized. I may upload papers into the Turnitin software to verify originality. 6. Remarks of a personal and/or derogatory nature are not acceptable. No disparaging remarks will be tolerated with regard to race or ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic background, etc. 7. In this course, you are asked to speak from your own experience or those of social theorist. That is, students are encouraged to use "I" statements to clarify thoughts, feelings and ideas or they must cite a scholarly source. My Commitment to You: 1. I will challenge you in order to help you understand the material. 2. I will provide a variety of learning opportunities to insure that each person has ample opportunity to understand the material. 3. I will be available to assist students via email and two hours weekly in the Live room. 4. I will treat you with the dignity and respect that you deserve. 5. I will encourage you in every way I can to discover new levels of awareness. Instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus and calendar for the class.
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