Dr. El-Najjar's DSC Website



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 Schedule





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 (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.




1. 5/20 - 5/26       1  & 2  Introduction & Research Methods

2. 5/27 - 6/2       2  & 3    Research Methods & Culture

EXAM I: (CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3), Tuesday, 6/4

3. 6/3 - 6/9       4 & 5       Social Interaction & Socialization

4. 6/10 - 6/16   5 & 7       Socialization &  Deviance

EXAM II: (CHAPTER 4, 5, 7), Tuesday, 6/18

5. 6/17 - 6/23     9 & 10    Stratification in the US & Global Inequality   (Mid-Term Grades Due: 6/17)

6. 6/24 - 6/30   10 & 18    Global Inequality & Work and the Economy

Mid of the Semester: Monday, June 24, 2013 (Withdrawing without Evaluation)

EXAM III: (CHAPTER 9, 10, 18), Tuesday, 7/2

7. 7/1 - 7/7     11 & 12      Race and Ethnicity & Gender and Sex

8. 7/8 - 7/14   12 & 14      Gender and Sex & Marriage and Family

9. 7/15 - 7/17   Review     Last Day of Classes for the A Session: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

EXAM IV (CHAPTERS 11, 12, 14): Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 8:00 am.