Social Problems SSC210-OA
Spring I January 22 to March 15, 2019
Three Credit Course
Instructor: Gail Scaramuzzo, Ph.D.
Office Location: On-line at the above e-mail address
Office Hours: Students can reach me through the falcon’s e-mail or my cell
Phone. I will answer e-mails within 24 hours and I can be reached
On my cell phone between the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
Please leave a message if I am not available and I will return your
Call as soon as possible after your message is left.
Text: Understanding Social Problems, 11th Edition. Mooney, L., Knox D., Schacht C.
This book is to be used as a resource. Check the library to see if there is a copy for your use. The10th edition can also be used.
This Social Problems Course is a sociology course designed to scientifically study human society and learn about the social problems affecting people throughout the world.
All of us, of course, already have considerable experience living in society and interacting with other people.
This course and its syllabus are built around Mooney, Knox and Schacht’s text, Social Problems (9th Edition) It will provide a sound theoretical and research basis for students headed for careers, not just in sociology, but in many diverse disciplines to include business, psychology, health care, social work, criminal justice, education, fine arts and the humanities, just to name a few. You will be presented with all of the basic concepts, methods, and theories common to this discipline and will be given examples of actual social problems and diverse social behaviors as well as controversies, which are on-going in in the world today. In addition to developing skills for understanding social problems in the United States, we will be making comparisons of social problems as experienced by people globally.
By the end of this course, the student shall be able to satisfy the following outcomes expectations:
1. The ability to critically think and apply their knowledge to today’s social problems.
2. The ability to understand the meaning and depth of social problems
3. The ability to study social problems from many perspectives, emotional, physiological, psychological, economic, social, cognitive, and philosophical
4. The ability to understand the positive and negative stereotypes of those who do encounter social problems
5. The ability to understand the nature of social problems and some of the solutions to these problems
6. The ability, no matter what his/her academic major or future life path, to care about the social problems affecting people throughout the world.
Part I: Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Chapter 1: Thinking about Social Problems
The learning objectives for Part I include the following:
Part II: Problems of Well-Being
Chapter 2: Physical and Mental Health and Health Care
Chapter 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 4: Crime and Social Control
Chapter 5: Family Problems
The learning objectives for Part II are to understand the following:
Part III: Part III: Problems of Inequality
Chapter 6: Poverty and Economic Inequality
Chapter 7: Work and Unemployment
Chapter 8: Problems in Education
Chapter 9: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Chapter 10: Gender Inequality
The learning objectives for Part III are to understand the following:
Part IV: Problems of Globalization
Chapter 12: Population Growth and Aging
Chapter 13: Environmental Problems
Chapter 14: Science and Technology
Chapter 15: Conflict, War and Terrorism
The learning objectives for Part IV are to understand:
On or before Saturday of the first week of the course January 26th, 2019 by 11:55 PM) you will be asked to write an autobiography. Please make certain it is in-depth and speaks to the reasons you are choosing to obtain a college education and why you feel this course will be of benefit to you. This will count as 30 points toward your grade. I require at least 300 words of substantive information. You will also be asked to complete a Course Navigation Quiz and a Syllabus Quiz. The Course Navigation Quiz and the Syllabus quiz are in the assignment area as online quizzes, and the autobiography is located in the Discussion forum under the Topic “Let’s Get to Know One Another”. These MUST be completed by the deadlines listed on the homepage of the course and in this syllabus, by 11:55 PM on the dates assigned, or you will not be given credit. If they are not posted correctly, you will not be given credit. The Course Navigation Quiz and the Syllabus Quiz are worth 35 points. You will find these and the directions for each in the Assignment section of your course page. Each quiz MUST be completed as instructed. Please make certain that you follow these instructions. I CANNOT accept any assignment that is late or that is not submitted properly. Please don’t ask me to do this. Have a backup computer in case yours doesn’t work, give yourself enough time to make alternate arrangements if there’s a glitch. PROCRASTINATION CAUSES FAILURE! This is a very intense course and all assignments and requirements must be posted timely and in the right places for you to succeed. You will also find other pertinent study and research aids in the HANDOUT area. During the first week of class I expect you to complete your autobiography and comment on a fellow learner’s autobiography, as well as complete answers to the initial discussion questions, and the replies to fellow learners or to me. There will be a teamwork project during this course. Teams will be assigned by me. Each week assigned, by Wednesday of that week on or before 11:55 pm, each team member of the team assigned to them will find and post an article that is pertinent to one of the topics I list that is pertinent to your research paper. Then, by the end of the week (Sunday, at 11:55 PM for the weeks assigned), each team member of a given team will synopsize another team member’s posted article and state why it helped to expand the topic in question. If you do not understand, or are confused by this assignment, please contact me as soon as possible so you don’t lose points.
Each week there will be two (2) discussion questions posted. You must participate and reply to each question by Thursday of each week on or before 11:55 pm. This is done so that there is time to expand the discussion prior to the end of the week. (I expect substantive answers. You must contribute pertinent content that relates to your text and submit external research you have found that will contribute to the topic discussion. Perhaps you can find something you can use in the teamwork articles that are posted.) You must respond to each DQ question topic, first giving your input regarding the topic and then participating in a discussion about the topic with fellow learners. Your grade will depend on the depth and breadth that you give to each topic. I expect to see at least an initial post to the two initial questions and then at least 2 additional replies during the week that are substantive and on point regarding the topics. (One or two sentence replies with general comments like, “great reply.” Or, “I wish I said that.” Will not be counted. You must post at least 200 words of critical thought for each reply, with at least one external resource added as an in-text citation).Each initial reply to the two initial questions is worth up to 10 points for a total of 20 points for the week. You must reply at least 4 times during each week. One post to answer each Initial Question, (due before 11:30 PM on Thursday of each week), and then reply at least two more times before the end of each week. Additional replies are worth 9 points each for a total of 18 points each week. As you know, this course is a very condensed method of learning. I must have full participation so that we can cover all of the work necessary for you to absorb the extensive material that is being provided. I too, will be participating in the Threaded Discussions as the moderator and I will interject some comments and questions. It doesn’t matter what time of day that you respond) since this is an on-line course where you work at your own pace in your own time frame, as long as you follow the deadlines for each assignment.. However, you must post and reply at least 4 times during the week, and post your article and synopsis, each week that is assigned, or you will be dropped from the course. (This is how attendance is tracked.) So, in order to document that you are in class for that period, you must post the required number of times each week, or you will be dropped from the course.
Your teamwork project will be as follows:
Each week assigned, you will do some research and find an article that is pertinent to the topic I assign to your team. This will be posted in the teamwork section of the course before each Wednesday at 11:55 PM during the weeks assigned). Then each team member will read another team member’s article and create a synopsis of the article and post the synopsis as a reply, and explain how it pertains to one of the topics for the research paper.
Please contact me immediately if you have any questions. If this is done correctly, it should assist every team member since the assignments will be geared toward helping you to collect research for your research paper.
Each week’s teamwork assignment will be worth a total of 10 points. (The assignment is worth up to 5 points for the article posted and up to5 points for the analysis and synopsis of the chosen article.) Teams will be assigned by me. Please check the Team assignments in the Discussion area of the course in the first week’s discussion area of the course. Work with each other and collaborate so that there is no overlap. Duplicate articles will not be given credit.
In response to your assignments, your grades will include the following format:
1. What was expected (see the criteria listed above)?
2. What you did well (I will comment at the top of your completed research paper).
3. Where you could improve (I will comment at the top of your paper).
4. Writing skills (Since you are a college student, I will require that you provide scholarly writing and resources. PLEASE do not use Wikipedia as a resource. It will not count and I will deduct 2 points for its use.)
5. Why you received the grade that you did (I will explain at the beginning of your competed research paper).
You will also have points deducted for:
1. Incorrect spelling (up to 10 points)
2. Absence of scholarly input. Please do not use slang, or text shorthand. (up to 5 points)
3. Incorrect usage of in-text references (up to 5 points)
4. Less than 200 words in each of the 4 answers in the discussion forum (2 DQ posts and 2 replies) each week. (up to 3 points for any absence)
5. Absence of an exterior research source in your discussion posts. (3 point deduction)
Please feel free to call on me for any difficulties you may be having. Again, I respond to all e-mail within 24 hours. You may also post general questions on the course page in the GENERAL QUESTIONS posting area on the course page. I answer telephone calls between the hours of 10:0 AM and 10:00 PM each day the course is in session. If I don’t answer immediately, leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Online Course Attendance Policy
Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.
Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes making posts and replies in a course-related graded discussion forum or submitting a course-related written assignment. Activities (Syllabus quiz, Course Navigation Quiz, Academic Honesty Pledge, Autobiography) not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.
Students that fail to participate in an academic activity as described above in the online classroom prior to the last day to drop/add will automatically be dropped from the course.
Online Course Discussion Policy
In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.
Good Discussions in Course Resources will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!
Ask yourself the following questions to help guide you in having a great discussion:
Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will negatively affect your weekly score.
A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.
To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.
Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.
Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.
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This course is graded on a point scale. 500 points equals a grade of 100 percent.
You are required to post four answers each week. Deliver input into the Teamwork section consisting of research articles and synopsis and analysis of these articles during the timelines listed in the syllabus and complete the Course Navigation Quiz, your autobiography and syllabus quiz on time and completely. You will be graded on all seven weeks’ worth of work.
Academic Integrity Statement 4 points
Course Navigation Quiz on or before the end of the first week of class 35 points
Autobiography on or before the end of the first week of class 30 points
Syllabus quiz on or before the end of the first week of class 35 points
2 initial DQ posts each week 140 points -- 20 points each week
2 additional posts each week 126 points -- 18 points each week
1 teamwork posting each week assigned 30 points -- 10 points each week
1 Research Paper 100 points
TOTAL POINTS FOR COURSE 500 points
Due Dates and Late Penalties:
Rubric for Discussion Question Posts
20 points per week for a total of 140 points
What Should I Do?
Did I do This?
Post answers to both discussion questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation 2 posts per week containing at least 300 words. Initial posts are due on Thursday of each week by 11:55 PM. An external scholarly article citation must also be included in each post each week.
140 for the course
Continue both conversations with at least 2 more replies, to fellow learners and/or the instructor. Each reply must contain at least 200 words and must be submitted before Sunday for each week. An external scholarly article citation must also be included in each post each week.
126 for the course
Make certain you use correct grammar, spelling and syntax. Also make certain you use proper netiquette
-2 for each error
Please respond to other learners and to your instructor in a civil manner using proper netiquette. We can disagree without being disagreeable. Scholarly input is educational not adversarial.
To make certain you understand, remember and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said”, “I see”, “I agree”, or “Good thinking” are NOT acceptable. You must also make certain you don’t repeat what others have said. You will not receive credit for these types of answers.
Read the Good Discussions document in the HANDOUTS and LINKS section of the course and in this syllabus. It will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class.
Be certain all responses are clear and substantive. The initial posts for the discussion questions
Make certain that all responses are detailed and relate to the course readings and notes, your own everyday lie, or both. This will ensure that you provide your fellow learners with something that is not generic and will help all of us learn from what you have contributed.
Additional Participation Rubric:
What should I do: Please make certain that after you answer the initial questions, that you post at least two replies as additional input in the discussion area for that specific week. These posts must be substantive and pertain to the topics relating to the questions and your text and to the contributions of your fellow learners or to me. They must be at least 200 words in length and must be supported by scholarly sources that are posted with your answers. (Please use APA citation form).
Points Available: Each answer is worth up to 9points depending on the depth and content of the answers. 3 points will be deducted if word content is less than 200 words, or if a citation is missing.
Did I do this: You can use this section to help you to monitor your own progress and double check that you have met each requirement successfully. _____________________________________________
Where? Please identify exactly where you believe you have met each requirement. If there are outside sources that are required, maintain a record in case you need to validate your efforts to your instructor. ________________________________________________________
Points earned: You will find the points earned after each assignment has been completed in the assignment tab of your course.
Point Value: 10 points
Due Dates and Late Penalties
Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.
The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:
(Please see student handbook for more information)
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Course Objective Met
Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity
General Overview of coursework; an overview of problems of well being
Creates the groundwork for functional participation in course and understanding of basic causes of social problems. Meets objectives #1 and #5
Course Navigation Quiz,
and Syllabus Quiz; Chapters 1-2 and 3
Study of social control, crime, family problems and poverty and economic inequality
Objectives #1, #3 and #6
Research articles and discussion of pertinent information in specific to chapters 4, 5 and 6
Study of the work world, education and race and ethnicity
Objectives #2, #3, #5 and #6
Review of assigned teamwork project and assessment of discussion input. Review of Chapters 7, 8 and 9
Study of social problems associated with gender inequality, sexual orientation and population growth and aging
Objectives #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6
Discussion input examines the depth of knowledge each learner brings to the table. Research paper compilation assesses learner absorption of content of course. Review of Chapters 10, 11 and 12.
This week discusses science and technology, environmental issues and the social problems that bring about war, conflict and terrorism
Objectives #1, #3, #4, #5 an #6
Review of Chapters 13 and 14. Analysis of input from learners regarding their assessment of their satisfaction regarding their education regarding social problems and their resolution.
This week discusses social problems regarding the creation of war
Review of Chapter 15. Discussion of current hostile situations in the world.
This week discusses an overview of course topics and summarizes the concepts and objectives of the course. It is student-based and is used to determine and assess the student satisfaction and outcomes learners feel they have completed since beginning the course.
Objectives #1,#2, #3, #4, #5 an #6
Review of all Chapters. Analysis of input from learners regarding their assessment of their satisfaction regarding their education regarding social problems and their resolution. Discussion of any problems or positive findings after research paper review and grading.
Each week you will respond to two Threaded Discussion Topics. All assignments must be submitted by 11:55 PM of the day they are due. See the homepage each week for due date schedule.
You are also required to submit one (1) paper during week six. It must be submitted through the file exchange. Pease make certain it is submitted in RTF or WORD format. Any other format will not be accepted. Please do not submit it through any other method. You will not receive credit.
You are required to reply to topic input each week with a minimum of four submissions each week, one to answer each discussion question (2 initial replies, due on Thursday of each week at 11:55 PM) and two other replies to respond to another learner’s reply for each topic before the end of each week..
You are required to participate in the Teamwork section of the discussion forum of the course on the weeks listed. Weeks 2, 4 and 7) Please make certain you participate in all the weeks posted. These weeks are different than the discussion question dates. Pay particular attention to the differences. You will be given a topic and must research and post a scholarly article that is pertinent to the topic given. This article must be posted in the teamwork section by Wednesday of each week by 11:55 PM. The analysis of other learner’s articles must be posted by Sunday of each week assigned by 11:55 PM.
You are required to submit one (1) paper. It must be submitted through the file exchange in the proper format. Please do not submit it through any other method. You will not receive credit.
You are required to reply with topic input each week with a minimum of four replies. You must submit 2 posts for each initial question and 2 replies during the week to other learners or to me. See the deadlines listed on the home page each week. You are required to participate in the Teamwork section of the discussion forum of the course on the weeks listed. Please make certain you participate in all the weeks posted. These days are different than the discussion question dates. Pay particular attention to the differences. (Don’t forget, your article must be posted before each Wednesday at 11:55 PM to receive credit).
You will be required to complete the Course Navigation Quiz and the Syllabus Quiz listed in the Assignment section of this course before Friday, January 25th, at 11:55 PM. These quizzes are worth 35 points. No credit will be given if a Quiz is not completed by 11:55 PM on Friday, 1/25/2019. No exceptions!
I would like each student to introduce themselves, as I feel this is a very good way to validate the importance of each of you. We can recognize the diversity of people and experiences present in the “classroom” and create an atmosphere of informality, safety and mutual respect. I would also like you to tell me why you chose this course and what you expect to learn from it. Your biography posting is worth 30 points. This autobiography must be completed by Saturday, 1/26/2019 by 11:55 pm.
Make certain you follow the instructions to complete the Academic Integrity statement pertaining to plagiarism. This must be completed by Thursday, 1/24, 2019 by 11;55 pm.
Week One: January 22 to January 27, 2019
#1 Complete Autobiography. Complete Course Navigation Quiz and Syllabus Quiz.
#2 Complete Discussion Questions one and two.
#3 Read Chapter One and Two and Three for this week’s discussion.
#4 Read Instructions and information regarding your research paper for this course.
#5 Complete Academic Honesty and Integrity Statement.
Each week assigned, (Weeks 2, 4, and 7) you will be given a subject to research. Each member of the team will find a "scholarly" article to contribute on the subject and then each team member will read another team member's article and create a synopsis of the article and then post the synopsis as a reply and explain how it pertains to one of the papers that are listed as approved topics for the research paper due on March 3, 2019 at 11:55 PM. The articles must be posted before 11:55 PM on Wednesday of each week and the synopsis must be posted before 11:55 PM by the end of the week (Sunday at 11:55 PM). The topics that will be researched can be used to create your research paper. If this is done correctly, it should assist every team member since the assignments will be geared toward research for the three topics that are listed for the papers. Please contact me immediately if you have any questions.
There is one paper for this course, due at the end of the 6th week of the course (3/3/2019) before 11:55 PM). This paper will be worth 100 points. Please make certain that you proof-read your assignments before submission. I will deduct points for misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation. Make certain your answers are thorough and show some thought and research. (You must have at least 6-8 scholarly resources listed in-text and on a separate reference page.) The papers must be submitted in APA style and must use the RTF or WORD format. The paper should be between 6-8 pages. (Less than at least 6 FULL pages will cause a deduction. The title page, the abstract page and the reference page do not count toward the total number of pages for the report). I will deduct points if APA style is not used and if in-text citations and a reference page and/or abstract are not included or are not correct. You will have three topics listed below which your teams will be researching, to choose from, that must be validated by information from your text and from external scholarly sources you and your teammates collect.
Please create your paper around the topics of:
Week One: January 22 to January 27, 2019
Chapters One and Two and Three to be discussed
Description: Will center on the concept of social problems and the research associated with it; the topics of physical and mental health issues and health care as well as drug and alcohol usage.
Week Two: January 28 to February 3, 2019
Chapters Four, Five and Six will be discussed.
Description: These chapters discuss crime and social control, family problems and poverty and economic inequality
3. Please read Chapters 7, 8 and 9 for next week’s discussion
4. Make certain you participate in the Teamwork section of the Discussion area.
5. Use the PowerPoints in the Handout section to organize your work.
Week Three: February 4 to February 10, 2019
Chapters 7, 8 and 9 will be discussed.
These chapters discuss employment and unemployment throughout the life cycle; educational problems and race, ethnicity and immigration.
3. Please read Chapters 10, 11 and 12 for next week’s discussion.
4. 5. Use the PowerPoints in the Handout section to organize your work
Week Four, February 11 to February 17, 2019
Chapters 10, 11 and 12 will be discussed.
These chapters discuss gender inequality; sexual orientation and the struggle for equality for minority groups and population growth and aging.
3. Please read Chapters 13 and 14 for next week’s discussion.
4. Make certain you participate in the Teamwork section of the Discussion area.
5. Use the PowerPoints in the Handout section to organize your work
Week Five, February 18 to February 24, 2019
Chapters 13 and 14 will be discussed.
These chapters discuss environmental problems; science and technology and conflict, war and terrorism.
Week Six, February 25 to March 3, 2019
Chapter 15 will be discussed.
YOUR RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE AT THE END OF THIS WEEK (March 3th, 2019 BY 11:55 PM. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN IT IS UPLOADED THROUGH THE FILE EXCHANGE BEFORE THAT TIME. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE MET ALL THE CRITERIA FOR THE PAPER. I HAVE GIVEN YOU INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE SCHEDULE, ON THE HOME PAGE AND IN THE HANDOUT SECTION (Writing Well) OF THIS COURSE. I EXPECT THAT YOUR PAPERS WILL BE SPLENDID. DON’T DISAPPOINT YOURSELVES. GOOD LUCK!
There is one paper for this course, due at the end of the 6th week of the course (March 3, 2019 before 11:55 PM). This paper will be worth 100 points. Please make certain that you proof-read your assignments before submission. I will deduct points for misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation. Make certain your answers are thorough and show some thought and research. (You must have at least 6-8 scholarly resources listed in-text and on a separate reference page.) The papers must be submitted in APA style. (See the handout section on your course page for information.) The paper should be between 6-8 pages. (Less than 6 FULL pages will create deductions for you. The title page, the abstract page and the reference page do not count toward the total number of pages for the report). I will deduct points if APA style is not used and if in-text citations and a reference page and/or abstract are not included or are not correct. You will have three topics listed below which your teams will be researching, to choose from, that must be validated by information from your text and from external scholarly sources you and your teammates collect.
The topics are listed below (don’t forget your teamwork thread and your collaboration with other learners). Provide detail regarding the topics that will document that you have studied it, and understand the concepts.
Week Seven, March 4 to March 15, 2019
Chapters 1 through 15 will be overviewed and discussed.
Your paper will be considered as an examination Therefore they should be substantive and reflect your knowledge and ability to research the subjects so that it can be determined that you have absorbed the material being taught.
Welcome to Social Problems.