NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Strat/Realities Teach Online

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Strat/Realities Teach Online
    B. Course Number: ED 193B - 10516
    C. Semester: Spring 2018
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Alcos, Sherhil
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 229
    H. Email Address: SAlcos@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2652
    J. Office Hours: Tuesday: 3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    My preferred method of communication is through Canvas Inbox. I will respond to messages within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. In-Person meeting is by appointment ONLY although I am usually in my office from 8-5 Monday to Friday.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grade Distribution

    Assignment 10%
    Discussions 15%
    Quizzes 15%
    Paper 20%
    Case Study 15%
    Service Learning Project 5%
    Comprehensive Exam 20%
    TOTAL 100%



    Your grades are calculated by dividing your earned points over the total number of points for each one of the categories above times 100, then multiplied to the corresponding category percentage. For example: 250/500 points for assignments at 10% is calculated by (250/500*100) x .10. This will be calculated for each category and then added to get the final grade.

    ASSIGNMENTS - These are learning activities where students can demonstrate what they have learned from the learning materials and use it in another context or purpose. These assignments are embedded in the learning materials and are required to be completed before the student can move on to the next material. This is a weekly task.
    DISCUSSIONS - The discussion activities will include current events that students will summarize, analyze and/or write recommendations while applying the theories learned from the class. The discussion requires a combination of text, images, videos and audio files to participate. This is a weekly task.
    QUIZZES - These are composed of different types of questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching type, etc.) to assess what concepts, ideas and theories the students remember and understand. The student will use the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor. This is a weekly task.
    PAPER - The students will write different types of paper to enhance their communication skills, to be articulate and to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned from the class. This will include any of the following types of paper: argumentative paper, analytical paper, compare and contrast paper, cause and effect paper, reports, and interpretive paper. This is a weekly task.
    CASE STUDY - The case study is similar to a research paper. The students will engage in a series of steps that will introduce the steps of writing a research paper such as identifying the topic, hypothesis, method of research, results, discussion or analysis, and conclusion using the ASA (American Sociological Association) format. This activity requires many hours of preparation, research and writing and the progress is reported every two weeks. This is due by the end of the semester.

    SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT - The student will immerse him/herself in an activity or event that is related to a topic from this course (education, religion, culture, race and ethnic, marriage, etc.). The student will spend time with the chosen activity or event, document the experience, write a narrative, apply a sociological perspective to it and create a video presentation at the end of the semester.
    FINAL EXAM - This is a comprehensive exam that covers all the topics in this course. It will include the different types of questions. The student can take the exam through the NMJC testing center or by using Respondus Monitor which will cost $10 per student, per course, per semester. The student will need to communicate to the instructor through Canvas Inbox by the first week of the semester which method they prefer.

    Course Policies

    ***** This is an INTENSIVE course being delivered in an 8-week term and by proceeding, you acknowledge the policies below and you fully understand the demands of this course. The high-quality standard of work and participation are expected from YOU. *****

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE S.C.Alcos Syllabus
    *This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be announced in class. You will be notified via Canvas where you will find the revised course outline.

    ***** Allot about 18 Hours of uninterrupted study time per week for this course *****

    SO213-20135 General Sociology
    Web Online
    Summer 2018 Course Outline
    MODULE 1
    THE STUDY OF SOCIETY
    Week 1

    Course Information
    Module Zero

    Activities
    Pre-Test Introduction Discussion
    Student Profile
    Notification Settings
    Academic Honesty
    Contact Information
    Course Information Quiz

    Week 1

    Chapter 1
    The Sociological Perspective

    Chapter 2
    Doing Sociology: Research Methods

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    MODULE 2
    THE INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY
    Week 2

    Chapter 3
    Culture

    Chapter 4
    Socialization and Development

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    *Case Study Follow Up

    Week 3

    Chapter 5
    Social Interaction

    Chapter 6
    Social Groups and Organization

    Chapter 7
    Deviant Behavior and Social Control

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    *Service Learning Project Follow Up

    MODULE 3
    SOCIAL INEQUALITY
    Week 4

    Chapter 8
    Social Class in the United States

    Chapter 9
    Global Stratification

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    *Case Study Project Follow Up

    Week 5

    Chapter 10
    Racial and Ethnic Minorities

    Chapter 11
    Gender Stratification

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    MODULE 4
    INSTITUTIONS
    Week 6

    Chapter 12
    Marriage and Alternative Family Arrangements

    Chapter 13
    Religion

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    *Service Learning Project Follow Up

    Week 7

    Chapter 14
    Education

    Chapter 15
    Political and Economic Systems

    Activities
    Assignment
    Discussion
    Quiz
    Paper

    *Case Study Project Follow Up

    FINAL WEEKS
    Research Paper • Project • Final Exam
    Week 8

    Sociological Case Study Analysis
    Service Learning Project

    Activities
    Final Draft
    Written Report and Video Presentation

    *Course Evaluation

    Finals (7/19)

    Comprehensive Exam


    Use the NMJC Testing Center or Respondus Lockdown Browser and Repondus Monitor for $10. The exam is for 2 hours.