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SOC_Syllabus - Sociology 100Y Introductory Sociology Spring...

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1 Sociology 100Y Introductory Sociology Spring 2011 Instructor: Becka A. Alper, Ph.D. Candidate Email: balper@purdue.edu Office Location: Stone Hall 341 Sociology Department Main Office Phone 494-4668 Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am, and by appointment Course Description: Introductory sociology introduces students to the scene of human society. In this course, fundamental concepts, definitions, and analysis of society, culture, the socialization process, social institutions, and social change are addressed. Course Objectives and Goals: There are some specific learning objectives for this course. They include, but are not limited to, those listed below. All course materials and assignments are designed with these learning objectives in mind. This course provides students the opportunity to: Gain an introductory understanding of sociology Gain a broader understanding of the effect social forces have on institutional and individual behavior Enhance critical thinking skills through knowledge and application of social concepts Gain ability to see the “big picture” Required Text: We will be using one textbook in this class: Andersen, Margaret L. and Howard F. Taylor. Sociology: The Essentials (Sixth Edition). Belmont, California: Thomson Wadsworth, 2011. ISBN: 04958-12234 Additional readings may be posted on BlackBoard throughout the semester.
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2 Contacting Me and Office Hours: The best way to reach me is via email, as I check my email frequently. Please allow 24 hours for me to receive and respond to your email. The best address to reach me is balper@purdue.edu. Also, please include your full name and the class (SOC 100Y) in the subject line of each email. Please make sure to specify that you are in the online class. DO NOT email me via Blackboard, as I do not check that account and will not receive your messages. My on-campus office hours will be Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m., and by appointment. How Much Time to Allow for this Course: Expect to spend as many hours in this course as you would a class that meets 3 hours a week and also has reading assignments and homework, including the amount of time you would spend in the classroom. Taking an online course doesn’t mean less work; it just means that you will have more flexibility in your schedule. You will be reading one chapter of the text book each week, checking the website every day or two, taking 14 quizzes, and occasionally doing a writing assignment. There will be three exams which will be taken via Blackboard. The exams will be timed, and you will receive 45 minutes to complete each exam.
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