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Course Contents


Course Learning Objectives


Course Text & Topics


Course Requirements and



Course Schedule & Exams



Emergency Plan 

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: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 10:50 am - 12:05 pm

Room:  Tech 106

 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).