|Fall Quarter, 2005||Office: Voorhies 379 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meeting Time: MWF 3:10-4||Office Hours: M 12:30-2, W 4:15-5:30 and by appointment|
|Classroom: 198 Young||Telephone: 2-1954 office
|CRN: 32960||Web: http://stenzel.ucdavis.edu/180|
You should also own or have access to a reasonably recent college-level writing handbook (e.g., Random House Handbook or Writing: A College Handbook) to help guide you in matters of grammar, usage, and mechanics. I expect you to own a college-level hardbound dictionary (preferably one that gives etymologies), and you may benefit from becoming familiar with the Oxford English Dictionary in the library / online. There may be some reading of web resources and some minor (i.e., less than $5 total) photocopying charges that you can expect to incur at various times in the quarter.
Assignments will be weighted as follows:
Participation and Attendance
Besides in-class participation I am expecting you to take part in e-mail exchanges and / or discussion boards, as part of the learning and paper-writing process. Regular, punctual attendance is a requirement for this course, as well as a courtesy to your colleagues and to me. If you miss (or sleep through) more than three classes, expect to see your grade reflect your choice. Expect the exams and journal exercises to cover material addressed in lecture, as well as material from the readings. Very short writing tasks may be required at any time, with results informally noted and factored into the participation grade.
You are responsible for any assignments or reading changes made in your absence. Please do not miss exams or try to shuffle the schedule on your own; I am not expected to schedule make-ups.
NB: All graded assignments count toward the final grade in the course, and I will make every effort to apply the same grading standards throughout the term. I will, however, take into account any significant improvement when figuring the final grade. You must perform the various required work in the order it is assigned, NOT in a flurry at the end.Important Dates: (See schedule for details of journal assignments and draft deadlines as we go.)
Friday, 4 November -- Midterm Exam
Thursday, 15 December --Final Exam, 1:30-3:30 PM