Dr. Hassan Ali El-Najjar was born in Gaza, Palestine, in 1950. In 1967, he left to Jordan, then to Egypt, Libya, and the UAE, before immigrating to the USA, in 1986. He has been teaching sociology and anthropology courses at Dalton State College since 1991.
He is now teaching the Introduction to Sociology (SOCI-1101) course in three different ways: Face-to-face, Hybrid, and Online. He also teaches the Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH-1103) and Social Problems (SOCI-1160) courses online. In Spring, he teaches Marriage & Family (SOCI-2293). Links to these courses are on the left. Click at anyone of them to see a detailed syllabus.
Basic differences between the three courses:
- The face-to-face course requires meeting regularly in a classroom.
- The Hybrid course requires meeting in class half of the regular time. The other half is conducted online.
- The Online course is completely taught and evaluated through online activities, except for the unit exams, which are taken on campus.
The main objective of this diversity in delivering courses is to enable various categories of students to get higher education, whether in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting, or online, without the need to bring them to college campuses.
In particular, this diversity in delivering higher education aims at serving students who are living far away in a state or even in other states or countries, as well as students who do not have time or are incapable of attending face-to-face classes.
Basic Information About Dr. El-Najjar's Online Courses:
In my online sociology & anthropology courses, there are two types of tests and a discussion activity, as follows:
- Online tests on every chapter to be taken in about seven-day periods.
- Four unit exams, covering about three chapters each to be taken on campus every about three weeks.
- Structured online discussions on course topics, on all chapters.
The materials available to students online aim at helping them to do well in chapter tests, unit exams, and discussions. These include study guides for every chapter, chapter summaries, lecture notes, handouts, and my audio-taped lectures on power-point presentations.