(Note: this page will be handed out in class and will appear online. )
computer-enhanced "face-to-face" (f-2-f) course.
It makes use of a text
extensive use of a computer. As for the latter, you will
4. To examine the structure of society with the aim of providing
understanding of its complexities and problems.
PART II: METHODS OF PRESENTATION
1. Lecture 2. Class discussion/exercises 3.Field-trips,
if possible 4.Interdisciplinary assignments
exercises, if applicable 5.CD-ROM software
other multimedia materials. 6. WebCt
enhancement: Computer asssignments
online instruction-- [NOTE: all students will be expected to do some
online work. You need to get
your email account set up through the Office of Student Services. The
news is that you already paid for it when you registered through your
Activities Fee ! ]
PART III: MULTIMEDIA AND COMPUTER INFORMATION
1. Prentice Hall Website (for supplementary and practice materials): http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/curry3/(or whatever is the most current edition)
2. Dr. Salzman's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Additional information available on the Undergraduate Center Website: http://academics.triton.edu/uc/uc.html
4. VERY IMPORTANT! Here once again is the WebCt
sign on address: http://online.triton.edu:8900
PART IV: REQUIRED TEXTS AND
The following are to be purchased and brought to class at all times, unless I tell you differently.
1. Sociology for the Twenty-first Century, Fourth Edition (or whatever is the most recent) by Curry.
2. A paperback-size dictionary
3. Several No. 2 pencils for tests and unannounced quizzes. NOTE: Make sure that your pencils have good erasers. The SCANTRON grading machine is considered infallible by me, and there will be no appeal of your scores on quizzes/exams. So be sure that what you mark on the sheet is what you intended to mark, and that it is clean and clear. If you are not sure if the SCANTRON machine will disregard the erasures, raise your hand and ask for a new sheet. There are no makeups of any exams or quizzes. Quizzes occur at the beginning of class. All exams will be taken outside of class on days which may or may not correspond to your class days.
4. Several pens for taking notes. Highlighters or underliners for studying the text.
5. A large, self-addressed-stamped mailer to return your fifth exam (just in case we take it in class for some reason), and other materials (bring it only on the day the last exam is taken and only if you want your materials returned to you).
6. A large ring binder with plenty of paper separated into separate sections for your notes. It will also need pockets to contain items handed back and other handouts.
7. Withdrawal date: I will sign legitimate withdrawal forms up to the withdrawal date published in the official course schedule in the Dean's office. After that no form will be signed.
8. Students with disabilities: please make any special needs you have known to me so that I can notify the College to try to accommodate you. Rev.3/05
2. Are there makeups? There
are absolutely no makeups of exams or
for any reason.
tests will be based exclusively on the text and what is covered in
Class time will be spent clarifying in detail various issues which
fascinate or confuse you, answering the questions of prepared students
and raising issues of related interest.
3. What is on the tests? How do I prepare? When are exams taken? Can I take the exam from home?
Much of our class discussion will reappear on the tests. Therefore, you need to take thorough notes while in class. But you are responsible for everything in each chapter, whether we have discussed it in class or not. This is what is known in the academic world as a reading class. The bottom line is:
When in doubt, KNOW THE TEXT. Even more than your class notes, website and CDROM, a careful and comprehensive outline of the text is your best preparation. Prepare to spend at least 2.5 hours outside of class for every one hour in class in order to pass the course.
Your exam will be offered to you during a 24-hour period. You may take it at any point during that 24 hours. I highly recommend you don't wait until 1/2 hour before the test shuts down to start taking the test. Important NOTE!! The exam may NOT be scheduled on one of your regular class day(s). For example, sometimes I give an exam on a Saturday.
You may take the test from outside the AT Building if you
HOWEVER, I strongly urge you to take tests in the AT Building. If
happens to crash your computer, you can get a note from the tech person
and show it to me, and I may consider your problem after discussing it
with the tech person. OR I may not. It is my discretion and my
But if you take the exam from outside the AT Building, I will not be
to consider technical breakdowns.
4. HOW WILL I BE GRADED?
a)There will be 5 multiple choice and/or fill in and/or essay tests (taken online on a designated day and time outside of class) of approximately 25 questions each. The value of each question is 1 per cent of your course grade.I will drop the lowest score of the 5. Important NOTE!! The exam day may NOT be on one of your class day(s). For example, sometimes I give an exam on a Saturday.
b) 10 per cent additional credit may be earned from what I call "Subjective Judgement." In high school, you may have called this "participation" or something else. (see below).
c) Therefore, it is possible to achieve 110 per cent credit in this
course. By the way, I sincerely hope each of you earns all 110 %
5. GRADING SCALE
60%--69% = D
70%--79% = C
80%--89% = B
90%--100% = A
PART VI: OFFICIAL WEEKLY SYLLABUS
One chapter per week is the official assignment. The
is to cover Chapters 1,2,3,4, (a portion only of 4), 11, 8 (recommend 6
as background to 8), 13 and 9. However, this is subject to
change and almost certainly will change. Naturally,
however, because of the interdisciplinary planning for this program, we
will possibly speed up, slow down,
or alter the schedule as necessary and as the situation warrants,
so you will need to double check the course calendar on this website
times per week to stay on top of things. (Revised 3/05)
Special note to students in the UNDERGRADUATECENTER:
exams and exercises may include an interdisciplinary focus if you are
in sociology and another course or courses in
combination with it (e.g., SPE 101 and PHL 101). All students: your
testing and some course content will be derived from the WebCt
online enhancements to your course.
A. 5 per cent of this category is the average of all of your quizzes, both online and in class.
B. The other 5 per cent is my personal impression of you as a student in this class. Teachers need to know that the individuals who will be performing in their classes are oriented to success.For example, I ask myself, does he measure up to my idea of what a college student and a mature person should be based on my experience? I consider such factors as :
·Showing up on time, and not leaving early
·Coming to class prepared for work, with a textbook, notebook, pen, etc.
·Proper classroom behavior—no disruption
·Cell phones, beepers, Gameboys and anything that makes a noise please have shut off before class begins, not when the thing goes off. I regret that I cannot allow tape recordings to be made of the class.
·I expect, as a matter of ordinary courtesy, that my student “clients” will be attired in a manner that sends a message of businesslike professionalism. I don’t mean you need to wear a suit and tie. Just normal good taste and good manners. For example, I request that gentlemen remove their hats during the class period as a sign of self-respect and respect for your fellow students and me. Of course if you have a religious or health reason for wearing a hat, please inform me about this.
For reasons of insurance liability, I regret that persons who are
registered students, including your children, are not allowed to be in
PART VIII: "PARTICIPATION"
COMPONENT OF YOUR GRADE POLICY. You would be wise to take the time
to understand it thoroughly.
5 per cent of your entire course grade will be deducted
for every "attendance quiz" which you miss. Quizzes will occur at the
of most, but not every, class meeting. If materials are distributed for
quizzes (e.g., SCANTRON sheets or written quizzes), they will only be
once, then put away. Verbal questions will be asked only once. No makeups.
If you walk in after materials are distributed, you may not take the
If you walk in while verbal questions are being asked, do not bother to
get out a sheet of paper, because you also are not eligible to take the
quiz. If you do not have your pencil, which is a course requirement,
do not disturb the class by trying to borrow one. You will be told to
the pencil back. This violation of testing procedures may cause your
to be invalidated, not graded and not credited.
What is the rule during any testing procedure? The rule is this: TOTAL SILENCE. THIS MEANS NO COMMUNICATION, GESTURES, LOOKING AROUND, USE OF CELLULAR TEXTING DEVICES, OR PASSING OF OBJECTS IS PERMITTED DURING ANY KIND OF TEST OR QUIZ. And to repeat once more, there are no makeups of any kind for any reason.