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Understanding Global Cultures

 Fall Semester 2017


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Main Due Dates for Understanding Global Cultures

For a list of all of the exam and weekly assignment dates please see your Moodle logo. Gradebook

The weekly assignments (Forums, film feedbacks . . . ) are generally due at the end of the week in which they were assigned.

The Weekly Assignments and Activities are listed in the "Activities" section in each of the Weekly Blocks
(see image here)

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4
(1 of 2)
 
f2017 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"


   
Week 4   f2017 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
     
Week 6  

f2017 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be in class, Week 7 Day 13, Tuesday, 10 October 2017

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).

   
Week 6   f2017 Project formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography
(up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 6, Saturday, 7 October 2017 (submit them together)

   
Week 11   Your Presentation is due in Moodle the day you give your presentation in class, before you give your presentation.
     
Week 13   f2017 Extra Credit Paper(s)
due by the end of Week 13, by Saturday, 25 November 2017


Upload your Extra Credit Paper(s) in your Moodle Week 13 "Activities" Section

AVISO: Late Extra Credit Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?

   
Week 14
(1 of 2)
  f2017 Final Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 2 December 2017
   
Week 14
(2 of 2)
 
f2017 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 2 December 2017
(Turnitin in your Moodle Week 14 block)

AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?
     
Week 15   f2017 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Understanding Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for 2:00-3:55 p.m., Tuesday, 12 December 2017, in Cina 2014


REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).

 

     
Week 15   f2017 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 15 December 2017

AVISO: Unexcused late assignments receive no credit


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