syllabus - Modern Social Problems: SOC 2100 Fall 2007...

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Modern Social Problems: SOC 2100 Fall 2007 Syllabus MW 2:00-3:15pm Instructor: Sara Brightman E-mail: sarah.w.brightman@wmich.edu Office Hours: M 12:30- 1:30pm or by appointment Office: Sangren 3502 Phone: 387-5294 Course Objective: The purpose of this course is to investigate a variety of modern social problems, both in the U.S. and globally, using sociological theory and perspectives. You will be expected to be able to identify social problems, apply sociological theory and research to understanding them, as well as identify possible solutions based on sociological theory and research. Course Format: This course will be arranged around lecture, discussion, and group work. You will be expected to have done the readings prior to our class meetings so that you will be able to contribute to the discussions. We will be using Web CT VISTA for grading as well as announcements and other tools, so be sure to check it regularly. Because of the format of the class you are expected to RESPECT others learning by being on time, not leaving early, turning off cell phones, other electronic devices and not chatting while others are speaking . Topics discussed in this class may be sensitive to many people so you are also expected to be RESPECTFUL in your choice of words in the classroom. If you are unable to attend a class, you are responsible for what you missed as well as being prepared for the next class. Late assignments will not be accepted; if you are going to miss a class turn any homework in early or receive a zero. Attendance is not required, however I will grade you on participation, homework assignments and in-class work, you take a risk if you miss a class. Academic Integrity:
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