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Course Contents


Course Learning Objectives.htmhtm


Course Text & Topics.htm


Course Requirements and Evaluation.htm


Course Schedule & Exams.htmhtm







Emergency Plan 


Main Differences Between Online and Regular Courses


Questions & Strategies 


Divisional Goal Statement 


Ethics, Plagiarizing, & Cheating 


Access Statement for Students with Disabilities 


Withdrawal from the Course 


Workforce Development

Social Problems


SOCI - 1160 - 02, CRN: 80469


Fall 2012


13 August - 12 December 2012



This is an online class that will meet only once every about three weeks for in-class unit exams



Dates: Class meets four times for taking unit Exams


(See the Course Schedule)


Day: Tuesday


Time: 9:25-10:40 am


Room: LIA 114



Online 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, submit assignments on time, 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 50% of the grade (12.5% each). The exams will be drawn from the text, lectures, and media presented in the class.

2. Chapter Online Tests, on Georgia View, which account for 25% of the grade.

3. Essays, discussing social problems, one on each chapter covered in the course, which accounts for 15% of the grade (See details on Georgia View, at the Disussions section).

4. Essay Discussions, on Georgia View, which account for 10% of the grade.





Notes Concerning deadlines and dates of exams and tests:


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


2. Chapter Online tests and quizzes 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 may lead to a penalty of 10% (or 20%) points less for each test or exam (See details in the Schedule Section).