SOC 225 --MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Last updated Jan 10, 2011 - Course requirements may change. Students are responsible to make sure they are reading the most updated syllabus.
OFFICE: 122e SUMMERLIN
This course uses Angel : http://onlinecampus.csn.edu
Klinenberg FIGHTING FOR AIR [FF]
An investigation into the role of the Mass Media and its effects on contemporary society.COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Students will demonstrate knowledge of:
(Warning: Syllabus may be modified at instructors discretion. It is your responsibility to stay up to date..) Please let me know if links are outdated
Week beginning Sunday: (Each week's quizzes open Sun 9am - Sat 11pm)
-JAN 24 (MON)
Introduction -- Social Control: Mass
and Public Opinion --
- JAN 30
TOPIC: TV Culture: The lost promise --
- FEB 6 .
6 -- TOPIC: Books and
READINGS: MC ch 9,
10 [QUIZ 12] (One quiz for both chapters)
13 TOPIC: The
Communications: [QUIZ 13] (MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAR 17)
**MAKEUP WEEK - MAR 13-17 - **NOTE** ALL
11pm MAR 17 -**
MAR 18-19 FINALS (NOTE: THESE TWO DAYS ONLY!)
 read the assigned
 visit the Media & Culture Web Page http://www.mediaculture.com/
that week's topic. You do not need to take the sample quizzes
 Watch the course videos, visit the bulletin boards, read the discussions and add your comments. Email assignments will be posted there at least seven (7) days before they are due. All important announcements will be placed on the bulletin board. The student is responsible for keeping up with any possible changes that are announced. To get a passing participation grade you must post at least FOUR TIMES weekly, more if you want a higher grade.
 Check in at least twice weekly at Slate's daily news
All tests will be done on-line. They may be done in the lab or
at home. Quizzes
morning. ALL QUIZZES MUST BE
COMPLETED BY MAR 17.
All tests and quizzes will be open book and open note, BUT don't be fooled - that doesn't mean they will be easy. The first quiz may be taken 2 times. All other tests will be taken once weekly.
Any tests missed may be made up ONLY during the days of MAR 13-17).Tests will be accessed via our website: http://onlinecampus.csn.edu/ Your login name will be the last 8 digits of your C#, and your password will be the mmyy of your birthdate. There is a comprehensive final.
Assignments will be submitted by ANGEL (onlinecampus) DROPBOX only. Do NOT submit them as attachments, instead cut and paste them into the dropbox window. If formatting is lost, please add paragraphs manually. Papers not submitted by the due date/time will be marked off 50% for the first 24 hours late, 75% or more later. Be thorough answering the questions, using the texts, web reserves, assigned links and other internet resources. Follow the assigned format as closely as possible.
If you have a documented disability that may require assistance, you will need to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for coordination of your academic accommodations. The DRC is located in Student Services on each campus. Cheyenne 651-4045, West Charleston 651-5644, and Henderson 651-3795.
For those students that would
like to perform community
service or earn extra money, stop by the DRC to fill out a job interest
card. This office hires students as note takers, proctors, scribes and
research assistants as needed.
Academic Dishonesty/Cheating Policy:
Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating, plagiarism, falsifying research data or results, or assisting others to do the same on the part of students, being incompatible with the purposes of an academic community, is prohibited and shall constitute cause for discipline and may lead to the procedures and disciplinary sanctions established in section 6.3 of the NSHE Code.