Course Syllabus


Print Syllabus
Course ID: SOC212
Title: Gender and Society
Modality: Print-Based
Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Section Information

Institution: Rio Salado College

Section: 20464

Term: Spring 2015

Start Date: 4/20/2015

Last date to withdraw: None

Course Materials

Be sure that you have all the necessary materials prior to the start date of your course.

Required Textbook:

Title
: Gender Roles; A Sociological Perspective
Author: Linda Lindsey
ISBN: 978-1-256-16835-5

Rio Salado College has developed a unique Textbook Savings Program that uses customized textbooks and saves students up to 50% off the original price of textbooks. This textbook is included in the Textbook Savings Program and has been customized specifically for this course at Rio Salado College by Pearson Custom Publishing so that it contains information most relevant to the course. Your course materials are available through the Rio Salado College Bookstore. All materials should be verified by ISBN before purchasing at the Rio Salado Bookstore (480-517-8710 or 1-800-584-8775 or http://learnatrio.com/RL-bookstore) or from another seller.

NOTE:

  • This course utilizes Scantrons for various assignments, quizzes and/or exams.

  • If your assignment requires Scantrons it will be notated in the “Assessing Your Learning” instructions for that particular assignment.

  • These Scantrons and preaddressed mailing envelopes will be mailed to you by Rio Salado College Course Support.

  • Should you not receive these materials contact Course Support at 480-517-8243.

Course Description and Competencies

Official Course Description
A sociological analysis of the way culture shapes and defines the positions and roles of both men and women in society. Major emphasis on social conditions which may lead to a broadening of gender roles and a reduction of gender role stereotypes and the implications of these changes.
 
Official Course Prerequisites
None
 
Official Course Competencies
  1. Distinguish between sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
  2. Describe the limitations of the gender binary on understandings of gender, gender identity, and sexuality.
  3. Differentiate between sociological perspectives of gender versus biological and psychological approaches.
  4. Differentiate between micro-sociological analysis of the gendered facets of social interaction and macro-sociological analysis of institutional arrangements for gender.
  5. Describe various research methods for studying gender.
  6. Identify and describe common myths about gender differences.
  7. Critically evaluate the interrelationship between gender and race, class, sexual orientation and region.
  8. Describe how feminist perspectives can provide an alternative perspective to the traditional patriarchal approach.
  9. Summarize the history of the women's movement, its influence in contemporary society, and the role of feminism and feminists.
  10. Define sexism, and identify the various types of feminist theories and the contributions of feminist perspectives to sociological theory and research.
  11. Identify and debunk myths about feminism, feminists, and the study of gender.
  12. Describe the contemporary feminist movement and current gender issues across the globe.
  13. Describe the various aspects and goals of men's movement(s) in redefining masculinity.
  14. Describe the effects of gender norms of "masculinity" and "femininity" and the effects of sexism in education, the media, the workplace, and the family.
  15. Describe and evaluate normative "masculinity" and "femininity".
  16. Provide cross-cultural examples of variability among cultures in expectations of gender categories and roles.
  17. Describe how society's basic social institutions and social structures are gendered, with differing ideals, expectations and opportunities.
  18. Describe how religion has traditionally defined gender roles and discuss changes which are occurring in contemporary society.
  19. Describe women's participation and representation in politics.

Note: In order to accomplish the above course competencies, you need to demonstrate college level writing skills. A major component of SOC212 is writing. Your instructor will evaluate the essay from one assignment and make an assessment of your overall writing skills. For a resource on how to write college level essays and exams, review the Writing Rubric located in the Appendix of your Course Materials packet.

On a standardized test or in a written assignment, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze information, evaluate material, and use inference to draw conclusions, use deductive reasoning, and use inductive reasoning at a college level. Review the Critical Thinking Rubric located in the Appendix of your Course Materials packet.

Course Requirements

  1. You must complete all assignments in the course to get a passing grade.
  2. Examinations: An “At-Home” Midterm and Final Exam are required.

Note: You must earn an average of 60% on both the Midterm and Final Exam combined in order to pass the course.

Time Requirements

Three Credit Hours

Remember that this is a three credit-hour class. As such, you will need to dedicate significant time to this course. Plan to spend at least three hours on course content and at least six hours on homework for a total of at least nine hours each week. Be prepared to double your weekly class and study time if you choose an accelerated calendar.

Grading Procedure and Scale

Grading Procedure

There are 555 possible points for this course.

Getting Started Quiz = 10 Points
Pre-Test/Post-Test = 20 Points
Quizzes = 125 Points
Short Answer Assignments = 100 Points
At Home Midterm Exam = 150 Points
At Home Final Exam(s) = 150 Points
Total Points Possible = 555 Points

Grading Scale

Letter grades for assignments, examinations, and the course will be determined by the following scale:

500 – 555 points = A (90% - 100%)
444 – 499 points = B (80% - 89%)
389 – 443 points = C (70% - 79%)
333 – 388 points = D (60% - 69%)
0 – 332 points = F   (0% - 59%)

Note: Extra credit is not available for this course.

Special Instructions

Objective Assessments

A scantron will be used for all multiple choice quizzes and exams. In order for your assessment to be graded accurately, it is important that you label the scantron correctly. See the following example:

Assessments

Learning First: The assessment philosophy of Rio Salado College. Rio Salado College focuses on assessment directed improvement for increasing student learning and improving the teaching and learning process. Rio Salado believes that (1) learning is the primary purpose of assessment; (2) assessment should lead to improvement and not be an end unto itself; and (3) that faculty and students who understand the value of assessment and participate in assessment activities benefit most from this work. Therefore, the college expects every individual to participate fully in this effort.

Final Grade Options

  • Letter grade (A, B, C, D, F): Awarded if the student completes all work, including the final exams.
  • Extension (in lieu of Incomplete grade) - Students may request an extension because of illness or other extenuating circumstances, if they have been doing acceptable work. The instructor will define the requirements and timelines to complete the course.
    Please Note: Instructors are not obligated to give extensions.
  • Withdrawal: Students may submit a withdrawal request on or prior to the “Deadline for Student to Withdraw with Guaranteed Grade of W” indicated in the college catalog.

    Students should not contact their instructor to request a withdrawal. A student wishing to withdraw from a class within the stated timeline must do so by visiting my.maricopa.edu or by calling Student Enrollment Services at 480.517.8540 (1.800.729.1197 toll-free). In extreme circumstances, students do have the option of requesting a complete withdrawal from the college by providing Student Enrollment Services with appropriate documentation.

  • Credit/No Credit Option: (P/Z) This course may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

To receive Credit "P" grade, students must complete all course work, including exams, and attend all required meetings. A " P" grade is judged to be equivalent to a grade of "C" or higher. A No-Credit "Z" grade will be awarded for course work judged to be below the grade of "C."

It is the student's responsibility to request advisement at (480) 517-8580 concerning the transferability of a grade of "P" or "Z."  

You have a set number of days from your start date to request to change your grade option. See the table below to determine deadline based upon the length of your course

For example in a fourteen week course you will have until the 11th calendar day to request to change you grade option.

Class Length Deadline to Request
Two Weeks 1st Day of Class
Three Weeks 2nd Calendar Day
Four Weeks 3rd Calendar Day
Five Weeks 4th Calendar Day
Six Weeks 5th Calendar Day
Seven Weeks 5th Calendar Day
Eight Weeks 6th Calendar Day
Nine Weeks 7th Calendar Day
Ten Weeks 8th Calendar Day
Eleven Weeks 9th Calendar Day
Twelve Weeks 10th Calendar Day
Thirteen Weeks 10th Calendar Day
Fourteen Weeks 11th Calendar Day
Fifteen Weeks 12th Calendar Day
Sixteen Weeks Within 14 days including the first class period

You may request to change your grade option yourself by calling Course Support at (480) 517-8243 by the deadline as outlined above.

Exams

Exam Policies

There is a required At Home Midterm and Final Exam(s) for this course Please review the "Grading Procedure and Scale" portion of your Syllabus for details. Your course materials may give specific information about these exams and make suggestions for test preparation.

Testing information is available in your Print Based Student Handbook or you may view it on the Internet at: http://learnatrio.com/RL-testing.

Students who live outside of Maricopa County or are registered with Disability Services may request to have exams proctored. Please contact the Testing Center at (480) 517-8560 or 1 (866) 670-8420 (Toll-free).

Requests may also be made on the Internet by filling out and submitting the proctor request form, located at: http://learnatrio.com/RL-testing-examproctor.

In-Person Examination Procedures

  1. There is no appointment necessary to take your exam. Exams can be taken during normal hours of operation at any Rio Salado College testing site.
  2. You must complete the final exam by your course end date.
  3. You may take your exam(s) before your course end date if and only if you have received all of your graded assignments.
Exam Procedures
  1. You may take your midterm and final exams after you have completed all scheduled assignments.
  2. You must complete the midterm exam by the date shown on the course calendar. If you do not take the exam by that time, you will be withdrawn from the course unless you have made alternative arrangements with your instructor before that date.
  3. You must complete the final exam by the date indicated on your calendar. If you cannot take the final exam by the date it is scheduled, you must meet with your instructor to request a grade of “incomplete” and work out a contract for completing the exam. You must complete the final exam by the date you and your instructor agree to in your “incomplete” contract.
  4. You may take your midterm and final exams early only if you have completed the assignments ahead of schedule.
  5. Examination deadlines are clearly indicated in your course Calendar of Due Dates. If you take a test late, your instructor will enforce stated penalties. Discuss any requests for an exception with your instructor well before the exam date. Your exam materials are date-stamped to verify the date the exam was taken.

Copyright Acknowledgements

Some images used in courses are licensed as follows: Accunet/AP Multimedia Archive, http://www.clipart.com, http://www.jupiterimages.com, EBSCO Image Collection.

Written Assignment Expectations

Every student is expected to produce his/her original, independent work for these assignments; otherwise, a grade of zero points will be given. The following are the expectations that will be used to evaluate your Written Assignments:

Completeness: Answers to each question should contain two to three paragraphs. Be sure to carefully read each question to assure that each part is answered with the appropriate depth and detail.

Knowledge: The clearest way to display knowledge is to provide depth and detail. Use key terms and provide definitions. Use detailed examples to illustrate concepts. Be specific and avoid generalizations.

Analysis: Critical thinking is the mental process of clearly and logically evaluating information and applying it to the world around you. It is the process of getting beyond surface meaning to inquire, question, and offer divergent opinions, with the goal of reaching a deeper meaning and understanding.

Writing: Answers must be in paragraph format unless the question specifically indicates otherwise. Citation of sources, including your textbook, is required.  Please see the “APA Citation” document found in the Appendix.

Special Instructions

Objective Assessments

A scantron will be used for all multiple choice quizzes and exams. In order for your assessment to be graded accurately, it is important that you label the scantron correctly. See the following example:

Exam Policies

There may be required in-person or on-line/take-home exam(s) for this course. Please review the "Grading Procedure and Scale" portion of your syllabus for details. Your course materials may give specific information about these exams and make suggestions for test preparation.

In-person exams are given at various locations throughout the valley for students who live in Maricopa County.

Testing information is available in your Print Based Student Handbook or you may view it on the Internet at: http://learnatrio.com/RL-testing.

Students who live outside of Maricopa County or are registered with Disability Services may request to have exams proctored. Please contact the Testing Center at (480) 517-8560 or 1 (866) 670-8420 (Toll-free).

In-Person Examination Procedures

  1. There is no appointment necessary to take your exam. Exams can be taken during normal hours of operation at any Rio Salado College testing site.  
  2. You must complete the final exam by your course end date.  
  3. You may take your exam(s) before your course end date if and only if you have received all of your graded assignments.

Due Date Policies

For successful completion of the course, plan your study time so that you complete one lesson each week. While it is up to you to decide how to plan your time, do not let more than two weeks pass between submitting assignments.

By completing at least one lesson each week, you will easily be able to finish by the course end date.

As you are managing your due dates and working through the course, please keep the following important policies in mind. If you find that at any time you are falling behind in the course, contact your instructor immediately to develop an alternative plan for successful completion of the course.

  • Students who do not complete the Lesson 1 assignment(s) by the due date of class will be withdrawn from the course.
  • Prior to the course midpoint, it is the student’s responsibility to withdraw themselves via the my.maricopa.edu site, or by calling Student Enrollment Services before the midterm exam due date or the midpoint date.
  • Students who pass the midpoint of the class and do not complete the course will receive a failing grade.

Written Assignment Expectations

Every student is expected to produce his/her original; independent work for these assignments; otherwise, a grade of zero points will be given. The following are the expectations that will be used to evaluate your Written Assignments:

Completeness: Answers to each question should contain two to three paragraphs. Be sure to carefully read each question to assure that each part is answered with the appropriate depth and detail.

Knowledge: The clearest way to display knowledge is to provide depth and detail. Use key terms and provide definitions. Use detailed examples to illustrate concepts. Be specific and avoid generalizations.

Analysis: Critical thinking is the mental process of clearly and logically evaluating information and applying it to the world around you. It is the process of getting beyond surface meaning to inquire, question, and offer divergent opinions, with the goal of reaching a deeper meaning and understanding.

Writing: Answers must be in paragraph format unless the question specifically indicates otherwise.

Late or Missing Assignments

Policy regarding late and/or missing assignments and lack of participation: Assignment due date and submission policies must be followed as previously indicated. Students must actively work on course assignments to remain in the course.

If some unforeseen circumstance interrupts your progress, you must contact your instructor and arrange a new schedule. If necessary, your instructor may agree to your request for an extension of specific assignments and the end date of your course, and assign you a new end date. If you do not finish assignments by agreed-upon dates and/or the Final Exam by that date, you will receive an F for the course.

You will need to maintain status as an active student. If you do not maintain communication and submit assignments according to the policies, your instructor may assume that you withdrew from the course. Therefore, it is very important that you contact your instructor if some unforeseen circumstance interrupts your progress. Do not fall behind and expect to send more than two lessons at a time without the time and opportunity for your instructor to give you feedback on your work.

Updated after Faculty approval. - Murray Inman  7/16/2020



Submitting Assignments

All assignments are listed under the "Assessing Your Learning" heading in each lesson.

Note to students: Keep a copy of everything that you submit. If your work is lost you can submit your copy for grading. If you don’t receive your graded assignment or quiz results within two or three weeks after submitting it, please contact your instructor.

The due date listed in your course calendar is the last date on which an assignment can be delivered to the Course Support Office, or postmarked.

Distance Learning Drop Box

Distance Learning students can now drop off class assignments (in an appropriately addressed envelope) and return library books, videotapes, and/or cassettes at the Distance Learning Drop Box.

The Drop Box is conveniently located along the curb in front of the Rio Salado building at 2323 W. 14th Street in Tempe.

Mailed Assignments

All mailed assignments must be properly addressed and mailed with adequate postage. Please remember all correspondence to Rio Salado College must have a return address, an addressee, and the correct postage. The U.S. Postal Service may refuse delivery if any of these three are missing. All items placed in the Rio drop box must have a return address and an addressee. Please keep a copy of all work turned in to your instructor. Assignments will not be accepted if postage is due. If you are unsure of the postage required, take the item to the post office and have it weighed.

Include the course section number and assignment identifier on the envelope below your name and return address. Envelopes that are labeled incorrectly can cause a delay in processing your work. Address your envelope as shown in this example:

From:

Your Name:  Jane Q. Doe
Your Address:   1234 Anywhere Street, Anytown, AZ
Course and Section Numbers:  GPH111, Section 12345
Assignment Identifier:   Essay 1

To:

The Course Support Office Rio Salado College
P. O. Box 63310
Phoenix, AZ 85082-3310
Attn: (Write your instructor’s name here)

Your section number can be found in your "Welcome Letter".

The Course Support staff cannot answer questions about the receipt of specific mail-in assignments. Only your instructor can do so.

Note to students: Please submit only one assignment in each envelope. The special envelopes provided to you by Rio Salado are only for computer answer sheets (Scantrons). Please mail all other assignments in separate envelopes.

Note to students: The U.S. Post Office no longer offers Sunday or holiday mail posting, and pick-up does not automatically mean that your envelope will be posted the same day. To be safe, allow extra time: mail early.

Faxed Assignments

Assignments may be faxed to (480) 377-4728 for print and mixed media courses. Your name, your instructor's name, and the course name and section numbers must appear at the top of every page. When the Course Support Office receives assignments, they are sent to your instructor for evaluation. Once your instructor has graded your assignment, they will return it to you.

Protect your hard work. Again, clearly label every page of your assignment with your name, the course and section numbers, your instructors name, and the name of the assignment as it appears in the syllabus.

Course Completion Policy

A student who registers for a Print or Multimedia course is assigned a start date and an end date. It is the student's responsibility to note due dates for assignments and to keep up with the course work.

Students may request an extension because of illness or other extenuating circumstances, if they have been doing acceptable work. The instructor will define the requirements and timelines to complete the course.

Please Note: It is the prerogative of the instructor to decide whether or not to grant the request.

Library Services

The Rio Salado Library is committed to student success and provides a variety of materials and services to enhance student learning. Utilizing Rio’s online library for your research is the best way to ensure that your sources are validated, authoritative, and appropriate for college-level coursework. Librarians are available to help you at all times via our Ask a Librarian live chat service. You can access all library services at https://riosalado.edu/library.

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct includes cheating, conspiring to cheat, soliciting to cheat, attempting to cheat, plagiarism, fabrication on an assignment, or other forms of dishonest presentation.

Posting assessments on an unauthorized web site, soliciting assessment answers and the unauthorized acquisition of assessments, assessment answers, or other academic material is cheating.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling or sharing of term papers or other academic materials. Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism.

We expect every student to produce their own original, independent work. Any student whose work indicates a violation of the MCCCD Academic Misconduct Policy, including cheating and plagiarism, can expect sanctions as specified in the college catalog. This policy is located at https://district.maricopa.edu/regulations/admin-regs/section-2/2-3#11.

Rio Salado College uses software that uncovers plagiarism from student to student and other data sources on the Internet. If a student is found to have plagiarized content, grade consequences will be applied in accordance with departmental policies.

Civility Policy

The faculty of Rio Salado place a high value on the importance of general ethical standards of academic behavior and expect that communication between students and instructors or among students shall maintain the level of formality and mutual respect appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation.

Language or behavior that is rude, abusive, profane, disruptive, or threatening will not be tolerated. Activity of this type is defined as Academic Misconduct in the MCCCD Academic Misconduct Policy (AR 2.3.11). Students engaging in such behavior will be removed from the course with a failing grade. Additional sanctions may be applied pursuant to AR 2.3.11. This policy is located at https://district.maricopa.edu/regulations/admin-regs/section-2/2-3#11.

Requirement for Active Class Participation

Please note that students may be withdrawn from class for non-participation.

If you receive financial aid of any kind, it is your responsibility to protect your eligibility to receive financial aid by meeting the active participation requirements of this class.

Change of Address

Please notify Course Support at (480) 517-8243 or by email at course.support@riosalado.edu. Please include your name, student number, phone number, and new address including city, state, and zip code.

Classroom Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and its associated colleges are committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities to students with documented disabilities (e.g. mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical). Each class/term/semester that a student is in need of academic adjustments/accommodations, the qualified student is required to work with the Disability Resources & Services Office (DRS) at their individual college(s). Contact with the DRS should be made as soon as possible to ensure academic needs are met in a reasonable time. New and returning students must request accommodations each semester through DRS Connect online services. To learn more about this easy process, please contact your local DRS office.

If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations, you are welcome to contact DRS by using the information listed on the following webpage: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/disability-resources/contacts. The DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions qualifying for accommodations/academic adjustments. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your faculty, and DRS; and only those academic adjustments/reasonable accommodations granted by the DRS are recognized by the college and District. It is the policy and practice of the MCCCD to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

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Rio Salado College Disability Resources & Services

Web: http://www.riosalado.edu/disability_services/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: 480-517-8562

Email: disability.services@riosalado.edu

Title IX Statement

Addressing Incidents of Sexual Harassment/Assault, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, MCCCD prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The District also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, District employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in District policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by District policy.

District policy requires all college and District employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator. MCCCD will provide on its Title IX Coordinators web page at https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/title-ix/title-ix-coordinators, a link to all the Title IX Coordinators in the district. Reports may also be reported at https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/reporting.

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Rio Salado College Title IX Coordinator

O. Tafari Osayande

Rio Salado College
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: (480) 517-8196

Email: o.tafari.osayande@riosalado.edu

Disclaimer

Course content may vary from this outline to meet the needs of this particular group.

Student Solution Center

Rio Salado College is dedicated to a quality learning experience and has provided the Student Solution Center webpage, https://riosalado.edu/about/accreditation/solution-center, as a resource for students to raise issues to our attention. We look forward to the opportunity to provide an equitable solution to all involved parties.

For grading or instructional issues, students should first contact their faculty member(s) in accordance with the Instructional Grievance Process at https://district.maricopa.edu/regulations/admin-regs/appendices/students/s-6, as published in the college catalog.

The Office of Institutional Integrity & Compliance responds to all non-instructional challenges and concerns a student may encounter while attending Rio Salado College. Call (480) 517-8505 or email studentcomplaints@riosalado.edu.

The Conduct and Community Standards Office is available to assist students in understanding their rights and responsibilities and administers the Student Code of Conduct policies and procedures. The Conduct and Community Standards Office also works with Academic Affairs to administer the Academic Code of Conduct. Call (480) 517-8196 or email communitystandards@riosalado.edu.

Students may also contact their state regulatory agency (see https://riosalado.edu/about/research-and-planning/state-authorization), the Arizona SARA Council at https://azsara.arizona.edu/content/complaint-process or the Higher Learning Commission at http://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/complaints.html to escalate their concerns.

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