All students (in both 419 and 519) are required to attend the face-to-face meetings, to actively participate in the face-to-face discussions and the online discussions, and to do the assigned readings for each week prior to the face-to-face meeting for that week.
All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those students who show affiliation with that particular religion.
Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean’s designee) will be honored.
Arriving late and leaving early is extremely disruptive to others in the class. Please avoid this kind of disruption.
Cellular telephones can be distracting. Please turn them off and put them away. Laptops may be utilized in the classroom, but only for note-taking purposes. Please follow classroom rules regarding food and beverages in the classroom.
Given that this is a safe environment for sharing and generating unique ideas, please try to be “open” to diverse perspectives and learn from others who may pose views that differ from your own. When sharing your own ideas, do not subject others to inappropriate language or problematic assumptions about social groups.
Academic Code of Integrity:
Students are expected to abide by the University of Arizona’s Code of Academic Integrity. See: http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/codeofacademicintegrity
The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own. Do not copy another student’s work, pull text from online sources, or turn in the same work for this class that you have used in another class. All work turned in must be original and specific to this course. Students who violate the UA Code of Academic Integrity are subject to disciplinary penalties (e.g., failing grade or removal from the University). Students are encouraged to share intellectual views and discuss freely the principles and applications of course materials. However, graded work must be the product of independent effort, unless otherwise instructed (as in the case of the Group Presentation). If you have any questions regarding what is acceptable practice under the UA Code of Academic Integrity, please ask me (the instructor).
Arrangements can be made if you have a physical challenge or condition that could impair your participation and/or performance in this course. If you anticipate the need for reasonable accommodations to meet the requirements of this course, you must register with the Disability Resource Center and request that the DRC send me (the instructor), official notification of your accommodation needs as soon as possible. See: http://drc.arizona.edu/
Please plan to meet with me by appointment or during office hours to discuss accommodations and how my course requirements and activities may impact your ability to fully participate. The need for accommodations must be documented by the DRC.
The grade of I may be awarded only at the end of a semester, when all but a minor portion of the course work has been satisfactorily completed. The grade of I is not to be awarded when the student is expected to repeat the course; in such a case the grade of E must be assigned. Students should make arrangements with me (the instructor) to receive an incomplete grade before the end of the semester. If the incomplete is not removed within one year, the I grade will revert to a failing grade. See http://registrar.arizona.edu/gradepolicy/incomplete.htm
The Arizona Board of Regents’ Student Code of Conduct, ABOR Policy 5-308, prohibits threats of physical harm to any member of the University community, including to one’s self. See: http://policy.web.arizona.edu/threatening-behavior-students
All student records will be managed and held confidentially. See: http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/ferpa/default.htm
Information contained in this course syllabus, other than the grade and absence policy, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.