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Main Campus · University College · Interdisciplinary Studies Ctr

How to Not Be Ignorant
XIDS-2002

  • Fall 2021
  • Section C59
  • 2 Credits
  • 08/11/2021 to 12/10/2021
  • Modified 08/06/2021

Description

Selected topics and themes posing a question addressed using the tools and assumptions of a variety of disciplines.

Requisites

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Minna Rollins

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Office: Roy Richards Hall, Department of Marketing
  • Phone: 770-847-8151 (home office)

Office Hours

  • Tuesday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Roy Richards Hall

Please make an appointment via phone or email.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Virtual office hour via GoogleMeet

Meeting Times

The class meets on Tuesdays at 2.40-4.00PM

Materials

Materials will be distributed via CourseDen.

Outcomes

As a result of participating in this course, students should be able to:

 

  1. Adapt written and oral communication to specific rhetorical purposes and audiences.
  2. Recognize and begin to implement the skills necessary to become life-long, active learners through the exploration of an academic topic that focuses on a contemporary and/or enduring topic, question, or problem.
  3. identify, evaluate, and use information appropriate to a specific purpose.

Evaluation

Criteria

 

 

Points

Due Date

Method of Submission

Weekly participation

You are required to participate in the class meetings (in-class or virtual). You can miss one class meeting without penalty. Attendance is taken in every class. (14 meetings * 3 points = 56 points)

0-56

Follow the schedule and announcements

In-class or virtual session

 

Final essay 

You will write a 3-page essay about your learning in this course and your first semester in UWG. The guidelines are given in class and CourseDen.

0-10

 

CourseDen

Weekly assignments

You will complete a quiz, a posting on the discussion board, or a written assignment every week. You will complete or submit the assignment via CourseDen. (14 assignments * 2.5 points = 35 points) 

0-35

 

CourseDen

Total Points

0-101

 

 

Breakdown

Resulting grade and related performance levels
Grade Range Notes
A 90 - 101
B 80-89
C 70-79
F Less than 70

Assignments

Schedule

See the schedule in Orientation module in CourseDen.

Course Policies and Resources

Institutional Policies

Academic Support

Accessibility Services: Students with a documented disability may work with UWG Accessibility Services to receive essential services specific to their disability. All entitlements to accommodations are based on documentation and USG Board of Regents standards. If a student needs course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability or chronic illness, or if he/she needs to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, the student should notify his/her instructor in writing and provide a copy of his/her Student Accommodations Report (SAR), which is available only from Accessibility Services. Faculty cannot offer accommodations without timely receipt of the SAR; further, no retroactive accommodations will be given. For more information, please contact Accessibility Services.

Center for Academic Success: The Center for Academic Success provides services, programs, and opportunities to help all undergraduate students succeed academically. For more information, contact them: 678-839-6280 or [email protected]

University Writing Center: The University Writing Center assists students with all areas of the writing process. For more information, contact them: 678-839-6513 or [email protected]

Online Courses

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Students enrolled in online courses can find answers to many of their questions in the Online/Off-Campus Student Guide.

If a student is experiencing distress and needs help, please see the resources available at the UWG Cares site. Online counseling is also available for online students.

Honor Code

At the University of West Georgia, we believe that academic and personal integrity are based upon honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Students at West Georgia assume responsibility for upholding the honor code. West Georgia students pledge to refrain from engaging in acts that do not maintain academic and personal integrity. These include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, aid of academic dishonesty, lying, bribery or threats, and stealing. 

The University of West Georgia maintains and monitors a confidential Academic Dishonesty Tracking System. This database collects and reports patterns of repeated student violations across all the Colleges, the Ingram Library, and the School of Nursing. Each incidence of academic dishonesty is subject to review and consideration by the instructor, and is subject to a range of academic penalties including, but not limited to, failing the assignment and/or failing the course. Student conduct sanctions range from verbal warning to suspension or expulsion depending on the magnitude of the offense and/or number of offenses. The incident becomes part of the student’s conduct record at UWG.

Additionally, the student is responsible for safeguarding his/her computer account. The student’s account and network connection are for his/her individual use. A computer account is to be used only by the person to whom it has been issued. The student is responsible for all actions originating through his/her account or network connection. Students must not impersonate others or misrepresent or conceal their identities in electronic messages and actions. For more information on the University of West Georgia Honor Code, please visit the Office of Community Standards site.

UWG Email Policy

University of West Georgia students are provided a MyUWG e-mail account. The University considers this account to be an official means of communication between the University and the student. The purpose of the official use of the student e-mail account is to provide an effective means of communicating important university related information to UWG students in a timely manner. It is the student’s responsibility to check his or her email.

Credit Hour Policy

The University of West Georgia grants one semester hour of credit for work equivalent to a minimum of one hour (50 minutes) of in-class or other direct faculty instruction AND two hours of student work outside of class per week for approximately fifteen weeks. For each course, the course syllabus will document the amount of in-class (or other direct faculty instruction) and out-of-class work required to earn the credit hour(s) assigned to the course. Out-of-class work will include all forms of credit-bearing activity, including but not limited to assignments, readings, observations, and musical practice. Where available, the university grants academic credit for students who verify via competency-based testing, that they have accomplished the learning outcomes associated with a course that would normally meet the requirements outlined above (e.g. AP credit, CLEP, and departmental exams).

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You may also visit our website for help with USG Guidance: https://www.westga.edu/police/campus-carry.php

Mental Health Support

If you or another student find that you are experiencing a mental health issue, free confidential services are available on campus in the Counseling Center. Students who have experienced sexual or domestic violence may receive confidential medical and advocacy services with the Patient Advocates in Health Services. To report a concern anonymously, please go to UWGcares.

ELL Resources

If you are a student having difficulty with English language skills, and / or U.S. culture is not your home culture, specialized resources are available to help you succeed. Please visit the E.L.L. resource page for more information.

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