Dr. El-Najjar's DSC Website 

 

www.daltonstate.edu  

 

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Course Contents

 

Course Learning Objectives

 

Course Text & Topics

 

Course Requirements and Evaluation

 

Course Schedule & Exams

 

Instructor

 

Netiquette

 

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

 

 

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Office Hours:

 

10:50 - 1:35, Monday & Wednesday

                                          

12:15 - 1:30, Tuesday & Thursday

 

or by appointment for other times

 

Online Course

 

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Course Schedule & Exams

 

                                                 

Dr. Hassan El-Najjar's DSC email address is: helnajjar@daltonstate.edu

 

 

EXAM DATES & TIMES

 

Because of the online nature of this course, flexibility in taking tests and exams is necessary but within the range of time specified in the schedule below. 

 

Online chapter tests are clearly and specifically announced in terms of dates, times, and deadlines in the schedule below and in the Georgia View / Vista system. 

 

It is the responsibility of students to read components of this syllabus, updates, and announcements of assignments regularly in Georgia View, in order to know the dates and times of online tests, exams, and other course assignments and activities.

 

The course in-class unit exams are to be taken on on the same dates mentioned below, at the DSC campus, at the same time and in the same place the class meets.

 

 

MAKE-UP EXAMS POLICIES

 

Make-up exams (for the first four in-class exams) can be requested for extremely difficult circumstances (Students are expected to provide documentation for these circumstances).

 

If an exam is justifiably missed (e.g. physical injury or death in the family), a student may ask for a make-up exam to be scheduled as soon as possible.

 

Students missing an exam (with excusable circumstances) may be assigned a day for a make up for that exam within few days.

 

Students missing an exam without an excusable and documented circumstance will be assigned a day to make up the test but with a penalty of 10% of points less, to be deducted from their total score for that test.

 

If a student misses the make up day, then a second make up time may be scheduled but with another penalty of 10% points less (20% total), to be deducted from his/her total score for that test.

 

The online tests cannot be made up because students are allowed about a week to take each one of them. The exception is if there are severe circumstances, as mentioned above.


A TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE 

WEEK -- DATES -- CHAPTERS - SUBJECTS

 

1. 8/13  8/16          1    Studying Social Problems  

2. 8/20 - 8/23           2   Poverty & Wealth

3. 8/27  - 8/30          3   Racial & Ethnic Inequality   

4. 9/03  - 9/6            3    Racial & Ethnic Inequality   Labor Day Holiday:  Monday, September 3, 2012 

EXAM I: (CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3), Tuesday, 9/11, 2012

5. 9/10 - 9/13           4     Gender Inequality

6. 9/17 - 9/20           5     Aging & Inequality

7. 9/24 - 9/27           6     Crime & Violence

8. 10/01 - 10/04      6    Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice

EXAM II: (CHAPTER 4, 5, 6), Thursday, 10/11, 2012

9. 10/08 - 10/11      7    Sexuality  (Fall Break: October 8-9, 2012)

10. 10/1- 10/18    7    Sexuality        

11. 10/22  - 10/25   8    Alcohol & Other Drugs

12. 10/29 - 11/01    9    Physical & Mental Health

EXAM III: (CHAPTER 7, 8, 9), Tuesday, 11/06, 2012

Mid of the Semester: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (Withdrawing without Evaluation)

13. 11/05  - 11/08     10    Economy & Politics

14. 11/12 - 11/15       11  Work and Workplace

15. 11/19 - 11/22      Thanksgiving Holiday: November 21-23, 2012  

16. 11/26 - 11/29        12   Family Life

17. 12/03    Last Day of Classes for the A Session: Monday, December 3, 2012

EXAM IV: (CHAPTERS 10, 11, 12), Tuesday, 12/4, 2012, at 8:00-10:00 am.