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WBU JUAD 3312 - Syllabus

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WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Fairbanks/Eielson AFB CampusSchool of Behavioral and Social SciencesWayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused, and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind. JUAD/SOCI 3312-VC01 - Law and Society Hybrid Class Term: Winter 2010Instructor: Beth DurbinContact Information: Office: 907-377-4398 Home: 907-490-6023 Cell 907-460-3226 Email: [email protected] Hours: By AppointmentClass Time and Location: Monday 6:00 – 10:00 pm – November 15, December 6, January 3, 17, 31 - Bldg. 2326 Room 100 Catalog Description: A survey of the history and development of law from primitive times until the present and ways in which society shapes laws and how law shapes society. There is no prerequisite for this course Textbook: 1. Taking Sides – Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology, 8th edition. By Thomas J. Hickey. ISBN: 978-0-07-339721-42. Annual Editions - Criminal Justice, 10/11 edition. Editors- Joseph L. Victor & Joanna Naughton. ISBN: 978-0-07805065-7Course outcome competencies: At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of thekey components of Law and Society:- the legal systems, functions and dysfunctions;- theoretical perspectives of law and society; - the proper research methods of inquiry;- organization of law via the courts, legislatures, and law enforcement agencies;- social controls of society;- the legal profession and its impact on society.Course requirements: Your grade will be based on your performance on the following: Attendance/Participation: Regular attendance and participation are important and strongly encouraged to facilitate the learning process. Assigned reading is to be completed prior to sessions for which the reading was assigned. Discussion Board: Regular attendance and participation in online discussions/activities are important and strongly encouragedto facilitate the learning process. Assigned reading is to be completed prior to online interactive sessions for which the reading was assigned. At least one discussion question will be assigned for the six weeks that we do not meet in class and will require students to share their ideas and concepts with other students. Students need to have a minimum of 100 words for their initial response to the instructor’s question. Students are encouraged to share constructive information with the instructor and fellow classmates. The students are required to comment to the teachers’ discussion question by Wednesday at 9:00 pm (CST) and then respond to two other comments by Sunday at 11:59 pm (CST) to receive full credit weekly.Response Assignments: On weeks we do not meet in class, starting with the first week of class, I will post several questions and you respond to one, which will be about the articles in the Annual Edition Criminal Justice book. Each student will prepare their 2 to 4 page response and post it in the digital drop box. The questions will be posted no later than the Monday of that week and responses must be posted NLT Sunday night 11:59 PM (CST) of the week they are due. The responses must be factual. Use other resources and references and attach a reference page to your paper. Each Unit has anywhere from 5 to 11 articles related to crime and our society to read. Paper: For the paper select one of the issues in our book, whether it is “for” or “against” the issue. Complete a 2-4 page paper on the issue and why you are “for” or “against” that issue. Student must let the instructor know by week 3 what issue they will be doing their paper on. Papers should include a minimum of five sources, only one can be from the internet. Students are encouraged to use the WBU library to research scholarly resources. The paper should be done in the simple APA format (see example under assignments section). Presentation: Do a presentation on the subject you researched and wrote your paper on. The presentation can be done in Power Point or you can do a poster or handouts (whatever you are comfortable with). Please be creative and use tables, graphs, charts, etc. Students are to present their findings to the class in a 10-15 minute presentationTests: There will be a midterm and a final exam consisting of matching, multiple choice and essay questions.Method of determining course grade: Grade Weight: (based on 870 points possible) Class Participation: 50 points Paper: 100 points Presentation: 100 points Discussion Board: 120 Response Assignment: 300 Mid term: 100 Final: 100You can figure out your grade by taking your points you have earned and divide it into the number of points that the assignments total. For example in the middle of the term, if we have done 430 of the points and you have 370, then you divide 370 by 430 and you would get “86” which would be a “B”. If at the end of the term you have earned 850 points and the total points for everything is 870, then divide 850 by 870 and you would get a 97%, which would be an “A”.The University has a standard grade scale:A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F= below 60, W = Withdrawal, WP = withdrew passing, WF = withdrew failing, I = incomplete. An incomplete may be given within the last two weeks of a long term or within the last two days of a microterm to a student who is passing, but has not completed a term paper, examination, or other required work for reasons beyond the student’s control. A grade of “incomplete” is changed if the work required is completed prior to the last day of the next long (10 to 15 weeks) term, unless the instructor designates an earlier date for completion. If the work is not completed by the appropriate date, the I is converted to an F. Attendance Policy: Students enrolled at one of the University’s external campuses should make every effort to attend all classmeetings. All absences must be explained to the instructor, who will then determine whether the omitted work may be made up. When a student reaches that number of absences considered by the instructor to be excessive, the instructor will so advise the student and file an unsatisfactory progress report with the campus dean. Any student who misses 25 percent or more of the regularly scheduled class meetings may

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