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Course Contents

Course Text & Topics

Course Learning Objectives

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Course Schedule & Exams




Emergency Plan 

Main Differences Between Online and Regular Courses

Questions & Strategies

Ethics, Plagiarizing, & Cheating

Access Statement for Students with Disabilities

Withdrawal from the Course

Workforce Development






SOCI - 1101 - 02O, CRN: 50287

Summer 2013

20 May - 19 July, 2013

This is an Online class that will meet four times for testing only

On: Tuesdays

Time: 8:00 - 9:25 am

Room:  LIA 114


Online Course


Office Hours:


Tusedays: 8:45-10:45 am


or by appointment for other times


Contact Dr. El-Najjar at: helnajjar@daltonstate.edu




Course Contents


Six Steps to Do Well in This Course

Several materials are provided to you through the Georgia View system in order to help you do well in this course.

To do well, then, is dependent on using these materials and completing the following five steps thoroughly:

1. Read each assigned chapter.

2. Answer the study guide questions on that chapter as you're reading.

3. Read my lecture notes and handouts about that chapter.

4. When you complete all of the above readings, take the relevant online tests.

5. Post your own topic of discussion, and respond to three of your classmates.

6. Finally, skim through all of the above before taking the in-class Unit Exams.








(a)                                            (b)                              (c)                                            (d)

Figure 1.4 People have been thinking like sociologists long before sociology became a separate academic discipline: (From left to right) Plato and Aristotle, Confucius, Khaldun, and Voltaire all set the stage for modern sociology.


(Photos (a),(b),(d) courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; Photo (c) courtesy of Moumou82/Wikimedia Commons)

Below are major founding fouthers of modern sociology, from left to right:


Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Herbert Spencer