This course focuses on the topics of social justice and inclusion within organizations from a variety of perspectives. Using research, case studies, and personal experience, students will explore and frame discussions of the egalitarian concepts of fairness, equality, and opportunity, while utilizing their understanding of these issues to examine the practices of both governmental and private sector organizations.
|Dates||March 22 – 27, 2022|
|Format||Virtual; Course to take place via Zoom and Canvas.|
|Location for on-site courses||Building 2775, 2nd Floor, Room 11. Kapaun Air Station, Kaiserslautern, Germany|
|Hours||Tuesday - Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm; Saturday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. CET and Sunday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST|
|Last day to enroll or drop without penalty||February 21, 2022|
|Name||Ms. Cinthia Raez & Ms. Izete Seppala|
|Office address/location||Ramstein Education Center, Bldg. 2120, 4th Floor, Room 421, Ramstein AB, Germany|
|Office hours||Monday- Friday on Ramstein AB- 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|DSN and CIV phone||DSN: 480-6807 or CIV: 49-06371-47-6807|
|Course Professor||Allen A. Cannon, Ph.D.|
|Mailing Address||PSC 333 Box, 2704 APO AP, 96251|
|Professor availability||The professor will be available via email to students before and after the class sessions.|
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Upon completion of this course, students will:
This course is intended to create an environment where both the students and instructor bring their experiences and knowledge to the discussion forum to create a successful learning experience. The role of the instructor is to facilitate and guide student learning. The role of the student is to be an active, responsible, and dedicated learner. The topics discussed in this course can be sensitive. All are expected to respect the learning processes of others and to dialogue maturely and tactfully.
Students should contact the instructor if they are unclear regarding course expectations or outcomes. This syllabus is a guide only; it is not conclusive.
Course Schedule (Subject to Change):
I have organized the course as follows: (this schedule is subject to change, as I reserve the right to alter this plan according to the flow of discussion and other circumstances.)
Introductory Essay: Hardcopy due first night of class.
Compose a seven to nine-page (of content) essay (APA, Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double spaced, 1-inch margins). Cover a cover page and references list. Reference the OWL at Purdue University for an example of an APA formatted essay. Include at least eight scholarly references involving theories, concepts and issues related to Social Justice, diversity and inclusion.
Essay topic: Explain what diversity and social justice mean to you. What has been your experience of diversity and social justice thus far in your life (if any)?
Students must read the text chapters and lectures as assigned on Canvas course interface.
Class Participation or Discussion:
Class participation is an essential element of this course.
Exam: There will be an exam on Saturday, testing students' knowledge of social-justice-related terminology.
Students will deliver their presentations on Saturday and Sunday (if needed).
This assignment is due one week after the completion of the course (April 10). This due date may change based upon the due dates for grades at the end of the semester. This essay serves as an opportunity for students to showcase again writing skills and understanding of the terminology presented in the texts and throughout the course.
This final essay expands upon the topic you present in your narrated presentation. Compose a seven to nine-page essay (APA, Times New Roman 12 pt font, double spaced, 1-inch margins) using at least fifteen scholarly references involving theories, concepts and issues related to Social Justice and inclusion within an actual, existing organization.
You should address the following points in your paper:
This is a letter-graded course: A, B, C, D, or F.
|Assignment||Due Date||Percent of Grade|
|Introductory Paper||Turn in the first night of the class||30%|
|Class Participation||Throughout the course||20%|
|Narrated Presentation||Due the end of Week Ten||30%|
|Final Essay||Due one week after the end of the course, April 10, 2022||20%|
Notice: Failure to meet assignment due dates could result in a grade of I (Incomplete) and may adversely impact Tuition Assistance and/or Financial Aid.
Attendance and participation in interaction, individual assignments, group exercises, simulations, role playing, etc. are valuable aspects of any course because much of the learning comes from discussions in class with other students. It is expected that you attend all classes and be on time except for excused emergencies.
Excused absences are given for professor mandated activities or legally required activities such as emergencies or military assignments. It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays. Unavoidable personal emergencies, including (but not limited to) serious illness; delays in getting to class because of accidents, etc.; deaths and funerals, and hazardous road conditions will be excused.
If you are obtaining financial assistance (TA, STAP, FA, VA, Scholarship, etc.) to pay all or part of your tuition cost, you must follow your funding agency/institution’s policy regarding “I” (Incomplete) grades unless the timeline is longer than what the University policy allows then you must adhere to the University policy. Students who receive Financial Aid must resolve/complete any “I” (Incomplete) grades by the end of the term or he/she may be placed on “financial aid probation.” If the “I” grade is not resolved/completed by the end of the following term, the student’s Financial Aid may be suspended make the student ineligible for further Financial Aid.
Students are responsible for meeting the guidelines of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Assistance. See the education counselor at your local education center for a complete description of your TA or VA requirements.
OU faculty will submit grades online through ONE not later than 30 days after the course end date. Course end dates are approximately one calendar month after the final seminar date on this syllabus and are provided on the official scheduling website for reference.
Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Academic assignments exist to help students learn; grades exist to show how fully this goal is attained. Therefore all work and all grades should result from the student's own understanding and effort.
Academic misconduct is any act which improperly affects the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement. Misconduct occurs when the student either knows or reasonably should know that the act constitutes misconduct. Academic misconduct includes: cheating and using unauthorized materials on examinations and other assignments; improper collaboration, submitting the same assignment for different classes (self-plagiarism); fabrication, forgery, alteration of documents, lying, etc…in order to obtain an academic advantage; assisting others in academic misconduct; attempting to commit academic misconduct; destruction of property, hacking, etc…; intimidation and interference with integrity process; and plagiarism. All students should review the Student’s Guide to Academic Integrity at http://integrity.ou.edu/students_guide.html
Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. All students should review policies regarding student conduct at http://studentconduct.ou.edu/
The University of Oklahoma is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact your local OU Site Director.
Adjustment for Pregnancy/Childbirth-Related Issues
Should you need modifications or adjustments to your course requirements because of documented pregnancy-related or childbirth-related issues, please contact the professor as soon as possible to discuss. Generally, modifications will be made where medically necessary and similar in scope to accommodations based on temporary disability. Please see http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo/faqs/pregnancy-faqs.html.
Title IX Resources
For any concerns regarding gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, or intimate partner violence, the University offers a variety of resources, including advocates on-call 24/7, counseling services, mutual no-contact orders, scheduling adjustments, and disciplinary sanctions against the perpetrator. Please contact the Sexual Misconduct Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 325-2215 (8-5), or the Sexual Assault Response Team at (405) 615 -0013 (24/7) to report an incident. To learn more about Title IX, please visit the Institutional Equity Office’s website at http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo.html
Extended Campus (also and formerly known as Advanced Programs) policy is to order books in paperback if available. Courses, dates, and professors are subject to change. Please check with your OU Site Director. Students should retain a copy of any assignments that are e/mailed to the professor for the course. Neither duplicating services nor office supplies are provided.
Any and all course materials, syllabus, lessons, lectures, etc. are the property of professor teaching the course and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma and are protected under applicable copyright.
For more information about OU Extended Campus, visit our website at: http://www.goou.ou.edu/
Statement on Respect
The classroom should provide a safe learning environment where students can express their views without fear of reprisal. That freedom of expression must be balanced by demonstrated respect for other’s viewpoints and appropriate and reasonable sensitivity, especially within the context of scholarly disagreement. Disrespectful or uncivil dialogue (including, but not limited to, personal attacks, insults, or harassment) will not be tolerated.
It is important for students to be fully present during class to fully benefit from lectures, discussions, and experiential assignments. Class sessions may not be tape-recorded. All telephones and pagers should be turned off or placed on silent mode. Computers may not be used during class. Students who require an exception to this policy should discuss exceptional circumstances with the professor.