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Spring 2013 SOC 200 - Sociology (3 units)

Section 4700     Begins January 22    Ends May 24

Course Description

The organization of modern society and the forces that influence social change, such as culture, social institutions, populations, social classes groups, and the community.

  • Instructor:  V. Varela
  • Email: varela@mendocino.edu
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    • Textbook: You May Ask Yourself 2nd Edition by Dalton Conley, ISBN: ISBN 978-0-393-93517-2 Approximate cost new: $62
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 8 to 10 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests: There are weekly discussions and quizzes, unit papers, a book review, collaborative research project and four unit exams.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at https://myetudes.org/portal

Log-in ID

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

ETUDES link