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Wednesday, Sept. 8PART I – THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETYFriday, Sept. 10Monday, Sept. 13Wednesday, Sept. 15Friday, Sept. 17Monday, Sept. 20Wednesday, Sept. 22Buss, Shackelford, Kirkpatrick and Larsen, “A Hal*Service Learning DiscussionMonday, Sept. 27Wednesday, Sept. 29Friday, Oct. 1Monday, Oct. 4Wednesday, Oct. 6*Service Learning DiscussionFriday, Oct. 8Robert K. Merton, “Social Structure and Anomie” iMonday, Oct. 11Wednesday, Oct. 13Guest Lecture: Restorative JusticeFriday, Oct. 15Exam 1PART II – STRUCTURES OF POWERMonday, Oct. 18Wednesday, Oct. 20Friday, Oct. 22Monday, Oct. 25Wednesday, Oct. 27Friday, Oct. 29Monday, Nov. 1Wednesday, Nov. 3ImmigrationFriday, Nov. 5Monday, Nov. 8Wednesday, Nov. 10Exam 2Part III – SOCIAL INSTITUTIONSFriday, Nov. 12Monday, Nov. 15Skolnick & Skolnick “Family in Transition” in reaFriday, Nov. 19Monday, Nov. 22Reaction Paper #2 DueWednesday, Nov. 24Marybeth Ayella, “Insane Therapy” in readerFriday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Break!Monday, Nov. 29Wednesday, Dec. 1Monday, Dec. 6Final Paper DueWednesday, Dec. 8Friday, Dec. 10Monday, Dec. 13HONORS - Introduction to Sociology 1011V Fall Semester, 2004 MWF 1:25-2:15pm, Blegen 155 Professor Ann Meier 1146 Social Sciences Tower [email protected] 612-626-7230 Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-5pm or by appointment Course Objective: This course will introduce basic sociological concepts including theories, methods and common subjects of sociological study. We will accomplish this through, lectures, readings, assignments and videos. Required Readings: Sociology: A Global Perspective (fifth edition, 2003) by Joan Ferrante, is available at the University Bookstore in Coffman Union. Sociological Footprints: Introductory Readings in Sociology (9th Edition, 2003) by Leonard Cargan and Jeanne H. Ballantine, is available at the University Bookstore in Coffman Union. These two books are also available on reserve in the Wilson Library basement. Service Learning: Community service learning is a component of this course. On Friday, Sept. 10, you will receive an additional hand-out with more details on service learning requirements, and we will have a panel of people describe the service learning opportunities available to you. In brief, here are the service learning requirements for the class: 1. Choose one of six organizations where you will volunteer for at least 20 hours over the course of the semester. 2. Attend a training session. 3. Keep a weekly log of your volunteer time. 4. Complete three short (1-page) assignments updating me on your service learning experience. Due dates on syllabus. I will describe these further in class. 5. Work in a group to understand how sociological concepts apply to your service learning experiences. I’ll assign groups. Your group will give a short (5-7 minute) presentation at the end of the semester based on sociological patterns that you see in your service learning organizations. 6. Write a 6-8 page final paper using your service learning experience as primary material for the paper. I will give more details in class. Assignments: You will hand in your assignments in class on or before the due date. Late assignments will receive half credit. You can do these assignments in any on-campus computer lab or using your home computer. Please use Microsoft Word or Wordperfect to complete these assignments. Do not collaborate on the assignments.Reaction Papers: Based on readings from the course reader, you’ll write TWO reaction papers to questions based on selected readings. You will be given several choices for readings to discuss in each reaction paper. Each reaction paper will be 3 typed, double-spaced pages using a standard 12-point font and 1 inch margins. The reaction paper questions will be distributed in class. Service Learning Written Update: Three times during the semester, you are required to complete a written update of your service learning experience. In this update, you need to answer three questions: 1) What have you done in your organization; 2) what did you feel about what you have done; 3) what patterns or interesting events did you notice in your organization? Each update will be 1 typed, double-spaced page using a standard 12-point font and 1 inch margins. Exams: There will be three, non-cumulative exams. Each exam will consist of 50-70 objective questions (true/false and multiple choice). These are in-class, closed book exams. You cannot use notes or any supplementary material during the exams. Make-up exams will be given only to students with legitimate excuses. Legitimate excuses include verified illnesses and family emergencies, which require written documentation to excuse your absence. If you have a disability that affects your exam-taking ability, you must consult with me within the first two weeks of class so that we can make the necessary accommodations for you. Final Paper: This paper is an analysis of your service learning experience. The assignment for the paper will be handed out in class. The paper will be 6-8 typed, double-spaced pages using a standard 12-point font and 1 inch margins. Incompletes: No incomplete will be given for this course unless you have a prior written agreement with me. Attendance & Participation: Lectures and reading materials are meant to complement each other rather than repeat each other; thus, class attendance is critical. Good news! You will grade yourself on participation in class each time we meet. Grading will be on a scale of 1-5, 1 indicating no participation and 5 indicating active participation and good listening. I will review your self-grades and adjust them if necessary (e.g. if you give yourself a 5, but you were snoozing during class). Support Services: For assistance with writing: Writing Center, 306B Lind Hall, 612-625-1893 Skill-building, test-anxiety, counseling, etc.: Learning & Academic Skills Center, 109 Eddy Hall, 612-624-3323 For assistance with physical or learning disabilities: Disability Services, 30 Nicholson Hall, 626-1333Grading Sources of grade: Grading Scale: Class Participation 10 % A 94-100 Reaction Papers 15 % (7.5% each) A- 90-93 Exam 1 15 % B+ 87-89 Exam 2 17 % B 84-86 Exam 3 18 % B- 80-83 Service learning updates 5 % C+ 77-79 Group presentation 5 % C 74-76 Final Paper 15% C- 70-73 TOTAL 100 % D 60-69 F 59 and below Academic honesty I take academic integrity seriously


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