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SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Contact Information Instructor: Jo-Ann Foley Hours Preferred: T/Th at noon in SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Contact Information Instructor: Jo-Ann Foley Hours Preferred: T/Th at noon in the ECE Library- 2 nd Floor of the Child Development Center (CDC Room 210). E-Mail: Foley. [email protected] losrios. edu Office: Rodda North #233 Instructor Website: https: //www. scc. losrios. edu/joannfoley/ Course Website: https: //www. scc. losrios. edu/joannfoley/sociology-aging/ CANVAS Access: https: //canvas. losrios. edu/ 2

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Textbook Information Required Digital Textbook: Access Code for Revel “Aging Matters” SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Textbook Information Required Digital Textbook: Access Code for Revel “Aging Matters” Author: Hooyman Edition: 2016* ISBN: 9780133973921 REVEL for Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology is the digital text you’ll be using to access assignments throughout the semester. To access your materials, follow the link address (unique to this course) below. 1. Go to: https: //console. pearson. com/enrollment/xnf 74 y 2. Sign in or create a Pearson Account. 3. Click ‘View access options’ to redeem your access code or buy instant access. 4. Temporary access option for financial aid is available. 3

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING The text is also available for: Purchase: SCC Campus Bookstore Student SOCIOLOGY OF AGING The text is also available for: Purchase: SCC Campus Bookstore Student Book Exchange Sac. Stack Various online bookstores such as Amazon or Half. com. Download: Download an e-book Check into renting a book at com. Reading: New editions of the text are at the following Reserve Desks, (2 -hour Maximum) SCC Main Campus Library Davis Center West Sacramento Center Older editions of the text might be found on the 3 rd floor of the SCC Learning Resource Center. *If you choose to use a different edition of the text, it is your responsibility to compare your text with the current text for updated information and reorganization of the material. 4

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING The VIDEO SERIES Growing Old in a New Age enhances this SOCIOLOGY OF AGING The VIDEO SERIES Growing Old in a New Age enhances this class. How to View Course Videos: The VIDEO SERIES “Growing Old in a New Age” accompanies this course. You will view 13 one-hour programs introducing key concepts and facts. Selected experts provide commentary. Where to View Course Videos: The video series may be viewed at the Annenberg Learner website. Links to the videos are inside of D 2 L. 5

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Course Requirements This course is offered entirely online. Students must have SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Course Requirements This course is offered entirely online. Students must have basic computer familiarity such as uploading documents, saving documents as RTF, DOC or Docx files, searching the Internet, and basic problem solving ability. Coursework can be submitted from any computer with Internet access. Computer labs on the SCC Campus can be found on the following website: https: //www. scc. losrios. edu/campusservices/computerlabs/ 6

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Your Weekly Online Routine: 1. Check your email and connect to SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Your Weekly Online Routine: 1. Check your email and connect to the CANVAS site regularly, (AT LEAST 3 times per week). 2. Read the NEWS on our Course Home Page and then click on CONTENT to access each Weekly Assignments folder. 1. For each WEEK, you should do the following, and in this order: a) b) c) d) e) 1. Complete the assigned Readings and view Video Program(s). View the Power. Point sections. Complete the chapter Assignments and Activities. Upload assignments into the Dropbox. Participate in the Discussion Board topics each week. Review using the chapter study guides and/or quizzes. 7

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Assignments and Activities: The DUE DATE for weekly assignments is Tuesday SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Assignments and Activities: The DUE DATE for weekly assignments is Tuesday evening at 11: 55 pm. Exceptions are the Practice Quizzes and Make-Up Exams as noted on the Tentative Class Schedules. To receive full credit, assignments must be submitted by the DUE DATE. Illness and other life challenges are not excuses forgetting and/or not being aware of due dates and assignments. Ignorance of an assignment does not excuse the student from the responsibility of turning that assignment in “on time. ” If you are unsure of an assignment ask fellow students in addition to the instructor. The END DATE is when the assignment folder closes, and ACCESS ENDS. Once assignments have been graded, no late papers will be accepted. 8

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Assignments and Activities: (continued) Spell-check, and proof-read your assignments before submitting SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Assignments and Activities: (continued) Spell-check, and proof-read your assignments before submitting them. Cite any sources used to complete assignments. Save your assignments as RTF, DOC & Docx files. Your papers and assignments have specific folders to use for submission through CANVAS. 9

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Assignments and Activities: (continued) Term Paper All assignments must be your SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Assignments and Activities: (continued) Term Paper All assignments must be your own work. When writing a research paper you often need to refer to the work of other people—to describe their research or ideas, or to quote them, for example. Whenever you refer to, paraphrase, or quote theories or research of other people, you need to indicate in your paper the source of your information. Thoroughly documenting your sources has a number of advantages; for example, you help your reader to check the accuracy of your description of the source, and the credibility of the source itself. Disregarding the documentation of your sources will result in an F on the assignment. No exceptions. Semester Research Paper: Senior Living Facilities (150 points) DUE 12 TH WEEK • Written Report at least 5 pages typed. The subject of the report is to compare at least 2 different Senior Living Facilities. (More details will be given later in the semester. ) • An outline of points to discuss will be provided. • The paper is to be written in paragraph format, not question/answer format. 10

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Discussion Boards: The discussion boards are divided by week. Find the SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Discussion Boards: The discussion boards are divided by week. Find the correct Weekly Forums and Topics. You will be required to post to each topic and then respond to one other student’s post per topic. For any given discussion board topic you can receive: + 3 points for your original POST 2 points for REPLYING to another student = TOTAL of 5 POINTS for EACH discussion board topic. Disappearing from the Discussion Boards is like a student not attending class, and as such your disappearance from the boards will result in being dropped from the class. 11

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Exams: • There will be three exams: • Each exam consists SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Exams: • There will be three exams: • Each exam consists of multiple-choice questions. • You will have 90 minutes to complete the entire exam. • Exams are worth 100 points each. • Even though the exams are open book, online, and taken at your convenience, you should always study for them as you would any other exam. • The instructor will give a “Make-up Exam” within one week of the original Exam. Students may take the “Make-up Exam: ” 1. 2. If they missed the original Exam. To raise an unsatisfactory score (if you scored below 70% on the Exam). • • Students taking the “Make-up Exam” will receive no higher than 70% of the possible points =70 points=C) for their “Make-up Exam” score. If you scored higher on the Exam you may keep that score 12

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Grading: o Students’ grades will be based on accumulated points from SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Grading: o Students’ grades will be based on accumulated points from all • • • participation (discussion boards), assignments, reaction papers, semester projects, practice quizzes and exams given throughout the semester. o The points will be totaled at the end of the semester. o Final Semester grades will also reflect completion of all assignments on time, consistent class participation (discussion board), & cooperation throughout the semester. 13

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Incompletes: An “Incomplete” grade will not be given simply because you SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Incompletes: An “Incomplete” grade will not be given simply because you have gotten behind in your course work: • • College policy requires that a student must have a passing grade up to 4 weeks before the end of the semester, on all required course work up to that time. An incomplete is only to be given in dire circumstances such as personal illness, or a death in the immediate family. 14

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication: • If you have questions or problems, make sure to SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication: • If you have questions or problems, make sure to speak up and let me know about it at the earliest opportunity. Just like you would raise your hand in class to ask for a question or clarification, you can send an email to me to get help (or you ask a question in the Student Cyber Cafe of the discussion board). • The longer you wait, the less chance that you will get the help you need in time to solve your problem. So, please speak up! 15

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Special Accommodations: • If a student requires special accommodations, SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Special Accommodations: • If a student requires special accommodations, s/he must: • inform the instructor, and • submit the necessary paperwork during the first two weeks of the semester. 16

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Email- Student To Instructor When emailing your instructor always SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Email- Student To Instructor When emailing your instructor always do the following: The SUBJECT of your email must say “Sociology of Aging Online” (or “So. A-Online”). Sign your message using your “FIRST and LAST name, ” as you are registered with the college. Include previous thread of the email if it is an ongoing communication. Do NOT type your message in all capital letters. 17

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Email- Instructor To Student: I will respond to all SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Email- Instructor To Student: I will respond to all emails as soon as possible. Please understand, I may not be available 24/7. If multiple students have a concern, the response may be posted in the NEWS on the COURSE HOME page as a FAQ (frequently asked question). § SCROLL through the NEWS items regularly. I may also send announcements using the CANVAS email. 18

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication: (continued) Phone Messages When leaving a voice message: Minimize background SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication: (continued) Phone Messages When leaving a voice message: Minimize background noise, it can drown-out your voice. (Wind, others talking…) Speak SLOWLY and CLEARLY so I can understand what you are saying. Be prepared to leave a message BEFORE you call, so you know what you are going to say. Leave your phone number EACH TIME you call. Please repeat your phone number a second time so I can confirm that I wrote it down correctly. Follow-up on messages. If you haven’t heard from me after several daysto a week, please try again. Messages sometimes get accidentally dropped or lost. 19

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Student-To-Student Communication: Your fellow students are valuable resources for SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Communication (continued) Student-To-Student Communication: Your fellow students are valuable resources for your learning. • The Discussion Board offers a tool to ask questions and communicate with each other. • The Discussion Board Forum (called Cyber Café) is an area created for students to "virtually" hang out and get to know one another (in a politically correct manner, of course). . . Post any course relevant questions that you may have here -- this may include questions about due dates, activities, tests, how to access a link, etc. Answer each others' questions and help each other out. Please check this board each time you log on and see if you can be of assistance to a classmate. As always, keep the tone positive. 20

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Thanks for viewing the Class Orientation Power. Point. 21 SOCIOLOGY OF AGING Thanks for viewing the Class Orientation Power. Point. 21