1 Sociology (Asian Am) 220 Ethnic Movements in the US Orientation 2 Sociology 220 Announcements
Syllabi go FIRST to people enrolled in the class
If you are trying to get into the class fill out the first day survey we will talk to you at the end of class
TAs will handle section switches by Thursday. Indicate your needs on the survey. Actual conflicts only.
Fill out the first day survey and leave it here your proof of class attendance.
ALSO put your name on a separate piece of paper and answer the last question as your first lecture comment.
If you have decided to drop or not try to get in PLEASE tell us on the survey leave it behind. Also leave syllabus copy with us.
3 Course content
(p 1 of syllabus)
4 Philosophy of Course (Pep Talk)
About African Americans American Indians Hispanics/Latinos (especially Mexican American) Asian Americans their experiences with European Americans
Everybody has an ethnicity
About history structures not being a good person
About who is a real American
5 GRADING (p 2 of syllabus) NO TESTS Course meets both ethnic studies communication-b requirements 6 Grading dimensions
Incompatibility between learning grading need to balance the imperatives
For the goals of the e learning is central. Student-centered ungraded learning through writing talking Journal discussion. OK to disagree with the professor!!
For the goals of the com-b learning certifying (grading) emphasis on writing argumentation quality. Graded papers.
7 How the parts work together
Books lectures papers discussion section loosely coupled (not discussing the same things)
Student-centered learning we create a context give you things to think about ask you to do the thinking and learning
YOU make the connections pull things together
Each student will have a different learning experience controlled by you
8 Academic honesty
(p 2 of syllabus)
9 Lectures large class discussion (p 3-4 of syllabus format)
Are meant as an end in themselves to give you things to think about and relate to your life current events important issues etc
Emphasis on learning not grading
Are assessed by journal reactions not tests
Provide overviews background theory discussion of controversial issues
Are focused on the e requirement
Open forum etc.
10 Lecture topics
Opening concepts on racial construction racial names idea of racial state analyzing controversial issues (tied to discussion) brief historical sketch
Then discussion controversial topics intermingled with history relating to American Indian African American Hispanic/Latino Asian American other groups
Section papers analyzing controversial issues will use similar concepts/framework as we used in lecture to discuss issues
Exact topics will vary somewhat depending on current events student interest
11 Books 1 from each group is required
Syllabus gives more information about each (pp 4-5)
These provide background ideas
Assessed through the journal not tests
Each book not read reduces course grade by .23
American Indian DeLoria OR Cornell OR Crow Dog
African American Morris OR Giddings
Mexican American Acuña OR San Miguel OR García
Asian American Chen OR Takaki
free choice of book OR 8-10 hours videos OR 100 pp of articles OR 10 hours service
12 Papers Presentations (Details in Section)
Short paper on stereotypes
Oral presentation in a group individual paper on one of 4 pre-determined topics (Mexican immigration bilingual instruction racial profiling Native American mascots)
Paper short oral presentation around a topic you choose 5-8 pages
Based in discussion sections which are required integral to the course
Balanced presentation of both sides of the issue NOT building a case for one side
Library Internet research to learn what each side really thinks
13 Journal Weights Only effort counts if you do the work you get credit 14 Journal Points 94 total 15 LECTURE REACTIONS (2 per week)
Comment after each lecture class 1-3 sentences (more is OK but not required)
Turn in at lecture
Can be summary question or comment or process note
Loose leaf paper no spiral bound notebooks or extra blank paper!
Dates continue on one sheet of paper until it is full
LECTURE REACTIONS 1/22/08 A few sentences 1/24/08 Some more sentences 1/29/08 More sentences Etc. 16 LONGER COMMENTS
5 of at least 300 words each
Submission at least once in each 3-week period of the course
Upload to learn_at_UW PLUS Paper copy to journal folders
Give word count on the paper. Quoting others does not count toward your words
17 Book Journal - Reading
5 books Read at a pace of 1/3 book a week or faster (OK to get ahead)
Read the whole book. Like a novel you dont have to study it but you do have to really read it.
Minimum book journal submission is one book every three weeks ok to do them sooner get them over with
Except for one 1-week grace period for the first four books 10 penalty for each week late
The 5th book may be 8-10 hours of films or 8-10 hours of service
18 BOOK JOURNAL - Writing
On lecture comment sheet at least once a week record what you have read and 1-3 sentences about it.
Minimum of 500 words for full credit. Quotations from the book do NOT count toward this total.
You write your response to things in the book. Summary of events that especially moved or upset you comparisons to other things confusions or criticisms.
Reading check give specific details/examples from at least six different chapters from the beginning middle and end of the book. Your own words (not quotations) describing something that happened.
Comments on different sections may be of different lengths.
Computer printed. Turn in paper copy to folder. ALSO UPLOAD TO Learn_at_UW (instructions from TA)
19 Special instructions for non-books
4 books are structured choices
5th book may be another book or may be 8-10 hours of videos or 8-10 hours of service
It must be something done/read/watched THIS TERM for THIS CLASS
For videos service give details on what you did/watched including dates time
Write about what you saw/did including specific references to particular events
500 words total
20 Journal calculations
Points converted to a 4 point scale A3.75 AB3.25-3.75 B2.75-3.25 etc.
Earning all the points A on the journal
Earning less than half the points F0
Scaled between these extremes
Each point lost reduces total course grade by .0345 i.e. from 3.950 to 3.9155
Each book not read reduces total course grade by .28 (I.e. from 3.95 to 3.67 or from A to AB)
21 Academic honesty
Make sure you have read/understood the academic honesty policy in the syllabus
Zero tolerance for intentional dishonesty even about very minor elements of the course
As explained we distinguish between intentional dishonesty which is punished severely and unintentional plagiarism which gets a low grade.
Turn in the first day survey AND first lecture comment before you leave
If you are trying to get into the class fill out a survey and see us at the end of class
Changes between discussion sections will be made administratively if there is room actual conflicts only
Web page www.ssc.wisc.edu/oliver Go to the Sociology 220 section. Syllabus copy lecture notes links to resources etc
NOTE Web page not yet updated but will be
Discussion board on learn_at_UW site will be set up ASAP
23 Administrative Details on Blackboard for 2nd class
If not here last class have not filled out info sheet see TAs
Looks like we can let in the people who were here last week but need to check todays attendance
Sign sheet with name ID email and check box if you are trying to get in. We will make decision at end of class
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