If you are on campus, they are located in the basement of Lovejoy Library, LB-0005.
In order to get started with learning how to use Blackboard and making sure it works with your computer's browsers, you will want to visit these sites: Blackboard: Getting Started Frequently Asked Questions ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Any student found engaging in an act of academic dishonesty will be promptly dismissed from the course with a grade of "F." By "academic dishonesty," I mean PLAGIARISM (the act of representing the work of another as one's own), which the University considers a grave breach of intellectual integrity.
The hyperlinks for these assignments will be activated on Thursday evenings in the weeks in which they are due.
(30%) On our Blackboard course site, there will be a Discussion Board which we will rely upon for our collective weekly discussions.
We will actively use our Blackboard course site (logon at edu) for website links, assignments, discussion board, additional course materials, the reporting of grades, etc.
This online syllabus will be your main portal to all course materials, but the Blackboard site will get you here, as well as to the Discussion Board, and also provide important weekly announcements that will not be on this syllabus.
2 typed double-spaced pages total), due by midnight on the Saturday of the week assigned (see Schedule of Events below), where you will creatively respond to 2 open-ended prompts that ask you to reflect upon the material currently being read, viewed, and discussed (these are typically inspired by what transpires on the Discussion Board each week--see below).
There will never be right or wrong "answers" to these prompts, as they are interpretive in nature, and what I mainly want to see is a close attention to the concrete details of what has been read and viewed (what is said and done by specific characters in specific scenes) as well as a commitment to reflecting thoughtfully on the works we have explored together in relation to the larger themes of the course.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Discussion Boards are opened and closed each week, so it is imperative that you contribute on a regular basis each week.
Once a discussion is closed, you cannot go back to it, and there is no way to make up "lost" Discussion Board participation, and as this is 30% of your total final grade, you do not want to neglect this.