Dr. El-Najjar's DSC Website 

 

www.daltonstate.edu  

 

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Course Contents 

 

Textbook 

 

Course Learning Outcomes 

 

Requirements & Evaluation

 

Course Schedule and 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

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage & Family

 

SOCI - 2293 - 02, CRN: 22341

 

Spring 2012

 

9 January - 7 May 2012

 

This is a regular class that will meet twice a week

 

On: Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

Time: 9:25 - 10:30

 

Room: LIA 201

 

 

Regular Course

 

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Office Hours:

 

9:30 - 12:00, Monday & Wednesday

10:45 - 12:10, Tuesday

10:45 - 12:20 Thursday

 

Other times by appointment:

 

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

 

Course Schedule and Exams

 

EXAM DATES & TIMES

 

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 four course in-class unit exams are to be taken 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 three 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. 1/09 - 1/15       1 Perspectives on Intimate Relations

2. 1/16 - 1/22       2 Cultural Diversity (KLK Holiday: Monday, September 16, 2012)

3. 1/23 - 1/29       3 Understanding Marriage & Family Dynamics

4. 1/30 - 2/05       Review

EXAM I: (CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3), Tuesday, 2/07

5. 2/06 - 2/12       4 Communication & Intimacy

6. 2/13 - 2/19       5 Conflict & Conflict Resolution

7. 2/20 - 2/26       6 Sexual Intimacy

EXAM II: (CHAPTER 4, 5, 6), Tuesday, 2/28

8. 2/27 - 3/04       7 Gender Roles & Power in the Family

9. 3/05 - 3/11      No Assignments (Enjoy Your Spring Break: March 5-9, 2012)

10. 3/12 - 3/18     7 Gender Roles & Power in the Family

(Mid-Term Grades Due: 3/15)

11. 3/19 - 3/25     8 Managing Economic Resources

Mid of the Semester: Friday, March 23, 2012 (Withdrawing without Evaluation)

12. 3/26 - 4/01     9 Friendship, Intimacy, and Singlehood

13. 4/02 - 4/08    

EXAM III: (CHAPTER 7, 8, 9), Tuesday, 4/03

14. 4/09 - 4/15    11 Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation

15. 4/16 - 4/22    13 Midlife and Older Couples

16. 4/23 - 4/30    15 Divorce, Single-Parent Families, & Step-Families

Last Day of Classes for the A Session: Monday, April 30, 2012

EXAM IV (CHAPTERS 11, 14, 15): Tuesday, at 8:00 am, May 1, 2012.