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Course Contents

Course Learning Objectives

Course Text & Topics

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Course Schedule & Exams




Emergency Plan 

Main Differences Between Online and Regular Courses

Questions & Strategies

Ethics, Plagiarizing, & Cheating

Access Statement for Students with Disabilities

Withdrawal from the Course

Workforce Development




SOCI - 1101 - 03, CRN: 80468

Fall 2012

13 August - 12 December, 2012

This is a Rgular class that will meet two days a week


On: Monday & Wednesday


Time: 1:40 am - 2:55 pm


 Room:  Tech 201


Regular Course


Office Hours:


10:50 - 1:35, Monday & Wednesday


12:15 - 1:30, Tuesday & Thursday


or by appointment for other times




Course Requirements and Evaluation





Students are required to attend to online class activities, read the text, and take all the tests described in this syllabus. Evaluation will be based on the student's ability to demonstrate understanding of the topics discussed throughout the course.




Evaluation is divided into the following main parts:



1.   There are four multiple-choice exams, which account for 40% of the grade (12.5% each). The exams will be drawn from the text, lectures, and media presented in the class.


2.    Online Tests, on Georgia View, which account for 30% of the grade.


3.    Participation in class discussions, on Georgia View, which accounts for 20% of the grade.


4. A research project exercise , which accounts for 10% of the grade (7% for contents + 3% for presentation. Topics to be selected from Unit 1 Study Guides).




Notes Concerning deadlines and dates of exams and tests:


1. Exams are to be taken on campus, at the specific times stated in the course schedule section.


2. Chapter Online tests are to be taken through the Georgia View system, at the announced dates and deadlines.


3. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams and tests on time. Missing exams and tests may lead to a penalty of 10% points less for each test or exam (See details in the Schedule Section).