CSU SOC 463 - SOC 463 Ryder Summer 2017 FINAL (11 pages)

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SOC 463 Ryder Summer 2017 FINAL

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School:
Colorado State University- Fort Collins
Course:
Soc 463 - Sociology of Disaster
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SOC 463 Syllabus Instructor Email Office Website Stacia Ryder Stacia S Ryder gmail com Sociology B 233 http disaster colostate edu Please utilize the research tab on this website to learn more about disasters and access free journal articles that you can use to support your research paper Course Description Disasters can result from forces of nature such as wildfires hurricanes tornados floods earthquakes and droughts technological accidents such as nuclear reactor meltdowns train derailments oil spills and chemical releases willful acts of violence such as terrorism and shootings or a combination of the above Disasters can be slow to emerge as is the case with drought or can be sudden or unexpected as when earthquakes or tornadoes strike While they are in part caused by changing environmental conditions the way disasters impact a society is a result of entrenched social economic and political inequalities that expose people to different levels of risk These events have the potential to disrupt community functioning cause displacement and result in significant economic and property loss injuries fatalities and profound emotional suffering This course is designed to introduce students to the sociological investigation of disasters Course Prerequisites and Co requisites SOC100 or SOC105 Technical Support Need technical assistance with your Canvas course Use the following Visit the Help Desk web page to troubleshoot common browser and Java issues Call 970 491 7276 Email Help Desk Support Course Objectives Upon the completion of this course you should be able to Understand and utilize key theories about social vulnerabilities in disasters and recovery Identify and explain how pre existing social forces influence outcomes in disasters Analyze how pre existing social forces influence disaster outcomes Analyze how disasters differently impact individuals groups and or institutions in society Demonstrate quality writing as dealt with in CSU s Writing Center http writing colostate edu 1 Required Texts Freudenburg William R Robert Gramling Shirley Laska and Kai Erikson 2009 Catastrophe in the Making The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow Island Press Shearwater Books Washington DC Other Required or Supplemental Material All other readings will be available in pdf format on Canvas They will consist of articles and excerpts from several texts The other primary text which you will have access to online but may purchase if you prefer is Thomas Debra S K Brenda D Phillips William E Lovekamp and Alice Fothergill eds Social Vulnerability to Disasters 2nd ed Boca Raton FL CRC Press Grading and Assignment Points 98 100 A 93 97 A 90 92 A 88 89 B 83 87 B 80 82 B Assignments 6 Weekly Discussion Forums Discussion Forum Responses to Cohort s Research Paper Outline Research Paper Semi structured Interview 78 79 C 73 77 C 70 72 CGrade Points 68 69 D 63 67 D 60 62 D 75 pts 75 pts 50 pts 150 pts 150 pts Grade Percentage 15 15 10 30 30 Total 500 pts Total 100 0 59 F Directions for Assignments Discussion Forum Post The six required discussion forum posts are designed to provide you with the opportunity to share with me and your cohorts your reaction to my question prompt regarding the required readings An original post will consist of 300 words or more that demonstrate your understanding of the connection between the prompt and the required readings The answers you provide to the forum prompts should be a deeper analysis of the content from each reading not just an overview of what was stated in the articles books Initial posts must be submitted by Saturday 12pm MDT First read the discussion prompt Secondly read all of the required readings in each module and then incorporate them into your discussion forum When discussing a particular reading cite it Example Tobin Gurley 2015 All of the week s readings must be formally cited at least once 2 in your initial forum post In addition in your response you must include two questions you would like to pose to the class related to the readings for the week Grading Criteria 12 5 pts for each weekly post Relevancy of post in relation to the readings 3pts Clear and concise use of language and articulation of material 3pts Quality of analysis 3 5pts Thought provoking Discussion Questions 3pts Discussion Forum Post Responses 12 5 pts for each week s comment response to a classmate After posting your initial response in the discussion forum read your cohorts postings and choose two to respond to These responses will be evaluated based on the same criteria as your initial post However you must also respond at least once to any classmates comment on your initial post Response posts must be submitted by the following Monday 8am MDT Grading Criteria 12 5 pts for each weekly response post Relevancy of post in relation to the readings 3pts Clear and concise use of language and articulation of material 3pts Quality of analysis 3 5pts Thought provoking Discussion Questions 3pts Failure to respond to classmates response to your initial post 2 5pts Research Paper Outline and Paper You are required to research a natural technological or intentional human initiated disaster that involves a specific population or social issue in the context of that event You will first be responsible for writing a detailed two page outline and later a 10 page research paper Within your paper you will be required to use at least 15 sources at least 10 articles i e newspapers magazines journals books and 5 peer reviewed journal articles If you are not sure how to identify a peer reviewed journal please ask in advance of the due date When referring to various sources in your text always note them after the sentence or paragraph as Author or Forum Post or Personal Interview An example would be Ryder 2016 All materials should be submitted via Canvas and should adhere to the formatting guidelines outlined in detail below Research Paper Outline Directions 50 pts Due June 9 On or before June 8 submit your typed project outline indicating the disaster you have chosen and the population or social issue related to the disaster that you plan to explore see the lists below to help you with this decision You should use complete sentences and short paragraphs where necessary to outline what you will cover in your paper and how it will progress In this document you should include all of the following headings and information in this order 1 Disaster and population social issue chosen 2 Disaster


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