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Welcome!

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Welcome to Rowan Wolf's Social Problems website. The winter term will be starting soon. Please feel free to explore the site and the syllabus. You may access the Winter 2009 Syllabus from the link in the right column. Please note two things:

1. We have thee textbooks for the class - the Intersections paperback text (from the Eitzen & Zinn social problems text). The other two are available online or are on Reserve at the Sylvania Library. They are  Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World and  Descending the Oil Peak

2. The schedule is somewhat flexible because of decisions the class will make.

I look forward to meeting all of you soon.

Group Project Info and Topics

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Thus far, it looks like there are basically three topical areas that the class is interested in.
1. Civil / Constitutional Rights - the impact of the U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act and related legislation.
Something to look at: Ante On Private Data Increases Again

2. Corporate influence on political process and legislation.
Something to look at: Over 23,000 Business Leaders Working With FBI and Homeland Security

3. Contemporary U.S. foreign policy and intervention around the world. Includes implementing U.S. worldview and interests internationally.
Some places to start on this one:
Report: U.S. Funding Opposition Groups in Bolivia
US Embassy in Bolivia Tells Fulbright Scholar and Peace Corps Volunteers to Spy on Venezuelans and Cubans in Bolivia
Undermining Bolivia

If you do not already have one, I strongly recommend everyone get a google account and add "Documents" to it. You should then create a document and on the document listing page select "Share." In the email box, you may put my google email rowanwolf@gmail.com. I will then let you know that I received it.

For working with shared documents, you will put in the email address of everyone in your group. Then anyone in the group can access it add their comments or contributions etc. A revision history is automatically kept as part of the document.