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									                       INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY SYLLABUS

                              SYG 2000 On-line Course 2008
Instructor Ms. Rosalind Fisher                         785 766-8105
Office          N/A                          E-mail
Office          T/TH 2:30 - 5:00 PM or via   Dept.     850 474-2797
Hours           email.                       Phone

   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

         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.

After successful course completion the student should be able to:
             Demonstrate a basic understanding of the sociological
             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
             Define social diversity in a global context.
             Appreciate the major ethical and value issues confronting
              the sociological researcher.

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.

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 (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:
      PowerPoint Viewer:
      Windows Media Player:
      QuickTime Player:
      Real Player:
      Macromedia Flash Player:
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 or 474-2387, as soon as possible. She will assist you in
documenting your disability and requesting needed services.

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
    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
    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
Instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus and calendar for the

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