Textbook:†††††††† The McGraw-Hill Reader, Gilbert Muller (Ninth Edition)
Attendance & Participation:
101-ONA is a hybrid course involving both in-class and on-line sessions. You
are required to attend
You will also be held responsible for participating in weekly on-line sessions.
This is NOT a correspondence course, completed on your own timetable in isolation. How much you learn will be directly proportional to how much you participate in both the in-class meetings and in the on-line community. If you signed up for this course thinking that it would involve less work than a course in the classroom you were mistaken. Please be advised that the workload may be very difficult for you if work and family demands do not allow you a minimum of two to three uninterrupted hours every weekday to work on the assignments for this class.† If you are not sure whether or not a hybrid course is right for you, complete the following questionnaire: htt://distance-ed.bcc.ctc.edu/webassess/
1. Technology Requirements: First and probably most important, the student enrolled in this course MUST have a reliable computer and some attendant software and services including a work processor, and Internet Service Provider, and a browser service.
2. Computer skills: Some critical skills you must have include: uploading and downloading files, following simple written directions, attaching files to e-mail messages, and knowing how your browser and computer system work.
3. Computer problems: Keep me informed if you
have problems, and I will try to find help for you. I am not a computer expert,
so unless the
4. Daily logins: To be successful in a hybrid course, you must be self-motivated and work independently. I strongly recommend that you login daily (particularly during the week), check your course mailbox and the calendar to see what assignments you should be working on.
5. Courtesy Expectations: This class is conducted partially on-line, yet I expect you to be as courteous and respectful to me and to your classmates as you would be in person in a classroom setting. Emails and discussion board posts cannot be taken back. Please write all of your correspondence with care and courtesy; donít send emails or posts that you might later regret Ė in terms of content, words, and tone. A rule of thumb might be: Before sending something, write it up, save it, go away for an hour or more, then re-read it before posting.
6. Content Appropriateness: Where any type of assignment for this course is concerned, no sexual or sexually suggestive content will be tolerated. Any such assignments will receive a zero and be forwarded to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.
1. Communication: You may only correspond with me on the course website (not my personal college email). If you send me a message through the course mailbox or the discussion area, you can expect me to respond within 24 hours on weekdays. If you send a message on weekends, you can expect me to respond to you by Monday morning.
2. Feedback: During the opening weeks of the course, you can expect some feedback from me for just about every assignment. I want to make sure that you understand my expectations and the instructions. Later in the course, I focus primarily on your papers, so I will not provide as much feedback about discussions, peer reviews, and other assignment postings although I will continue to evaluate and grade them. You will receive an email for every posting your send. If you do NOT receive a response in 24 h ours, please verify that your assignment was received.
3. Deadlines: Deadlines (due dates and times) are posted with the assignments. If you try to post assignments after the deadline listed, you may find that the discussion has been locked to prevent late postings. This is not meant to be punitive. I cannot grade discussion while people are continuing to post.
†Writing Assignments & Papers:†††††
††††††††††††††††††††††† You will write four 1000-word papers in this class. The process for writing, revising and submitting work is on a tight timeline. Donít fail to meet these deadlines.
We will spend extensive time in class on the structure, logical organization and development of your papers. Papers may be revised PRIOR to final grade.
Please feel free to ask for additional help or schedule an appointment with me.
Use the following guidelines for typing your assignments:
Typed and double spaced with 1 Ĺ inch margins
ō Use 12 pt font (Times New Roman style)
ō On the first page of you essay, please include the following
o Course: English 101 & Time of Class
o Studentís Name
o Instructorís Name: Paula Sebastian
o Date the paper is submitted
o Creative title for essay, followed by an explanatory title:
Designer Genes: An analysis of the role of genetic engineering
ō Always keep a copy of any essay you submit to an instructor
50% Essay Assignments
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 40% Reader Response, Reading Questions, Rough Draft, 2 Peer Reviews, Critical Summary, Final Draft (10 points per Module)
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10% Attendance and Participation in class meetings
By the end of the quarter, the student should be able to: