Course Title

Instructor:
Semester:
Time:
Location:
Office:
Office hours:

CONTACTING THE INSTRUCTOR
The best way to get in touch with me during the course is…

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course explores…

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Book
  2. Movie
  3. PDF link
  4. A domain on Domain of One’s Own

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course we will:

  • Work hard
  • Think about
  • Discover
  • Engage

As a general education course in the area of X, this course has the following additional learning outcomes:

  • Consider

As a speaking intensive (SI), writing intensive (WI) course,

  • Learn

ASSIGNMENTS

COLLABORATION

CREDIT AND ASSESSMENT

 

COMMUNITY

Slack:

Class Participation: This is a collaborative course, focusing on discussion and work in groups. The class will be a cooperative learning experience, a true intellectual community. And so, you and your work are, in a very real sense, the primary texts for this course. In order for the class to work together as a community, we all have to come prepared to participate. If you can’t finish assigned work for any reason, chat with me in advance.

LATE POLICY

 

ATTENDANCE

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

UMW HONOR SYSTEM
The UMW Honor System is the ethical guideline for this class, and it defines our core beliefs and expectations as a community.

Honor Pledge: “I hereby declare upon my word of honor that I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this work.”
The student code of conduct defines plagiarism as “taking of someone else’s ideas, thoughts, theories, Concepts, words, phrases, or fact as if they were your own, inadvertent or otherwise.”

You can find extensive details about the UMW Honor System online here.

ACCOMMODATIONS/DISABILITY RESOURCES:

The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) has been designated by the University as the primary office to guide, counsel, and assist students with disabilities. If you receive services through the Office of Disability Services and require accommodations for this class, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss your approved accommodation needs. Bring your accommodation letter with you to the appointment. I will hold any information you share with me in strictest confidence unless you give me permission to do otherwise.

If you have not made contact with the Office of Disability Resources and have reasonable accommodation needs, I will be happy to help you contact them. The office will require appropriate documentation of a disability.

DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE CENTER (DKC)

The Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) provides UMW students with peer tutoring on digital projects and assignments. Any student at the University can take advantage of the Center’s services by scheduling an appointment to work one-one-one or in a group with a student tutor; when a tutor is available, the Center also provides walk-in assistance. Tutorials can cover a wide-range of topics related to common digital systems, technologies, new media, and tools used in courses at UMW; the Center also provides training to students interested in learning how to use the Advanced Media Production Studio (HCC 115). DKC tutors adhere to the UMW Honor Code in all tutorials; they are available to provide guidance and advice, but they cannot create, produce, or edit work on a student’s behalf.

WRITING CENTER

The UMW Writing Center offers assistance on all types of writing projects: reports, papers, cover letters and resumes, research projects, and citations. The Writing Center can also help you prepare for in-class essay exams and for standardized tests that include essays such as the Praxis I writing exam.

If you are an online, commuter or Stafford Campus student, you can schedule online or face-to-face appointments. Please ensure you are choosing the appropriate appointment type and date.

SPEAKING CENTER

UMW LIBRARIES
UMW Libraries have both a physical and online presence. The physical locations are: the Stafford Campus Library on UMW’s Stafford campus and the Simpson Library on the Fredericksburg campus. Both libraries are open to UMW students, and librarians are available to assist you via phone, email, chat message, or face-to-face.

UMW Libraries offers online databases, research guides, and e-books that are accessible off-campus by using your network ID and password. An online interlibrary loan service is also available so that students can request articles and books not available in the collections of UMW Libraries

HELP DESK/COMPUTER PROBLEMS
The IT Help Desk provides support for technology-related problems or questions from the UMW Community. If you are having difficulties with Canvas or connecting to online University resources, seek assistance from the Help Desk:

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY