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Course Contents


Course Learning Outcomes




Requirements & Evaluation


Course Schedule and Exams






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: 23311


Spring 2013


9 January - 7 May 2012


This is a regular class that will meet twice a week


On: Tuesdays & Thursdays


Time: 9:25 - 10:40


Room: Tech 106



Regular Course



Office Hours:


9:30 - 12:10, Monday & Wednesday


10:55 - 12:10, Tuesday & Thursday


or by appointment for other times



Requirements & Evaluation




Students are required to attend the class, participate in its activities, read the required chapters in the textbook, 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.




There are five major areas of evaluation in this course. The final grade will be calculated as follows:


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. Twelve Online Tests, on Georgia View, which account for 20% of the grade.


3. Four Essays, one on topics from the four units of the course, which account for 12% of the grade (See details on Georgia View Assignments section).


4. Class Discussions, which account for 8% of the grade.


5. Attendance, which accounts for 10% of the grade.




Absence has to be justified on the basis of severe circumstances, such as hospitalization or death of an immediate member of a family.


If absence of ten or more days is unjustified, a student may be assingned an automatic failing grade (F).