|Office:||208B Cina Hall||Professor:||John Hamlin|
|Time & Place:||Section 01 8:00- 9:50 Monday and Wednesday 224 Cina Hall
|Office Hours:,||Monday and Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00, before class,
by Appointment and whenever you see my office door open.
I am on campus a good deal of the time, just in and out of my office.
The outline for this course requires the use of the internet. If this presents a problem, let the instructor know immediately. All of the material for the class can be found off my home page at, http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin. If for some reason you end up lost in cyber space, the easiest way to find the course page again is to go to http://www.umn.edu/~jhamlin and you will be routed to my home page. If you click on the topics you will go to the outlines of the material to be discussed and presented in class. The glossary of the terms you need to know for the exams can also be reached in the same manner.
This document is a guideline for progress through the course. We may get ahead or behind or need to change content around. If this happens I will inform you in class of the changes.READINGS::
All of the readings are EPUB, PDF, or HTML and come from JSTOR, Sage, and the various internet sources. Let me stress, this is for your use and your use only.
- Exams:There will be five essay exams during the semester. The review questions are on the course web page. The questions will be updated prior to the exam to account for variations in what we cover in class. The actual exam questions will be chosen from the review questions.
The lowest score of the FIRST FOUR exams will be dropped. If you miss and exam, that will count as your lowest exam. Except for extraordinary circumstances, such as a death in the family, makeup exams will not be permitted.
Green or blue books for taking essay exams are your responsibility to bring to class. They can be purchased in the bookstore for mere pennies. Please remember to bring them with you, I will not have green books to hand out.
Grades are based on individualistic goal structuring. The material in class, in the readings and on the glossaries comprise the content for the exams. Your grades depend on how much of this material you learn. There are NO extra credit assignments.Grades are determined on a straight scale:
|92-100 = A||90-91 = A-|
|88-89 = B+||82-87 = B||80-81 = B-|
|78-79 = C+||72-77 = C||70-71 = C-|
|68-69 = D+||60-61 = D||59 & BELOW = F|
Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the semester. Adaptations of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation.
All cellphones need to be turned off when coming into class. Ringing phones and text messaging are inconsiderate to all.
Student Conduct Code conduct and integrity
Construct, integrate, and apply knowledge from instruction and experience. (Knowledge)
Think critically and creatively in seeking solutions to practical and theoretical problems. (Thinking)
Use ethical reasoning to make informed and principled choices. (Social Responsibility and Self-Realization)
Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, and interpersonal and group interactions. (Relationships)
Apply understanding of cultural differences in diverse environments. (Social Responsibility)
Contribute to local, national and global communities in which they live. (Social Responsibility)
Sections of the glossary are colored coded to make it faster to find the concepts relevant for each exam. This will be discussed in class.
Copyright: � 2001, John Hamlin
Last Modified: January-2017
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