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Sociology Syllabus

Mrs. Littrell

Class Check-in Procedures:
1.  Check your grade
2.  Check the daily lesson plan 
3.  Listen to directions and begin lesson

Students will develop a sociological imagination in this course.   A cross-cultural understanding of past and present societies is applied through the use of various sociological tools.  Students will also learn to recognize sociological principles in everyday life and apply them to current events in society.  In this blended online learning environment students will utilize technology appropriately to enhance their understanding and application of sociological ideas.

Shepard, Green. (2008). Sociology and You. New York: Glencoe: McGraw-Hill.

Chapter overviews, self-check quizzes, and web-based activities, projects and presentations
Citations: APA

Course Methods and Evaluations:
  1. The Rochester High School grading scale will be used in the course:

A 94%-100%     C 76%-85%     F 0-69%

B 86%-93%          D 70%-75%

     2.  Late policy:
  • All late work is 50% off.  Late work will be accepted until 3:15 p.m. the next school day.

     3.  Make-up work:

  • You can find lessons and worksheets on my website.  Please check for announcements and other information.
  • Makeup work is your responsibility.  You must get your absent work from me or from the website the day after your absence. You have until the next block to complete the work.
    4. Participation:

  • Participation points will be given each week for coming to class prepared with supplies and homework.  You are expected to take notes during lectures.  You are expected to contribute to class discussions based upon the assigned readings.  

     a. Writing Assignments-including your blog

            1. The grading scale for this class is the same as the district grading scale.
            2. Grades are based on:  in-class activities, class participation, homework assignments, class projects, research             
            paper, quizzes and tests
            3. Grade calculation is based upon an average of all possible points assigned.
            4. Extra credit options are given each quarter.

Using another person’s work, as one’s own is academic dishonesty or cheating.  Students who are detected 
using cheat sheets, copying another’s work or submitting another’s work as his/her own will result in a “0” 
being given for that assignment or test.  Students who allow others to copy their work are also subject to 
disciplinary action or loss of grades for the assignment.  On the first offense of cheating, parents will be 
notified by the teacher.  On a second or subsequent offense additional disciplinary action may be imposed.

Digital Citizenship:
Plagiarism and academic honesty includes using the internet and its sources ethically and appropriately.

Mrs. Littrell's Clause:
I take academic honesty very seriously and you should as well.  Many universities have a 0 tolerance policy in regards to plagiarism.  Academic honesty should be a priority both as a student and as a professional.
  • Assignments that are plagiarized in part or whole will result in a 0 and parents notified.
  • National Honor's Society adviser will be notified.
  • Cheating includes copying another student’s homework, academic dishonesty, revealing test answers, sharing HW, accepting answers, taking tests together, sharing papers, taking working from previous students
  • Both parties are susceptible to punishments

Not sure what constitutes academic dishonesty or plagiarism? See link below.
Rutger's University: How to avoid plagiarism videos
If you are not sure, ask. Don't risk it.

Plagiarism and Academic Honesty
Unintentional, intentional, daily work, texting or sharing test answers, etc.  are ALL punishable.  BOTH parties are responsible and accountable.