You will be expected to participate actively in class discussions and take notes. Lecture slides will be made available for download, but will not be sufficient as a replacement for class attendance.
There will be assigned readings from our textbook, as well as additional readings that will be posted as the semester progresses. Substantial quizzes will be given on these readings. Short writing assignments will also be given. There will be no midterm or final exam.
A research paper will be developed through a number of iterations (proposal, outline, drafts). You should expect your written work to be graded on substantive content, evidence of careful research and thoughtful analysis, and on organization, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style. You will also give a mixed-media research presentation as a member of a team.
All section 001 students will be expected to complete a required 30 hours of community service.
Ess. Charles. Digital Media Ethics. Polity, 2009.
A paper copy turned in after the deadline (start of class) but during class time is penalized a "third" of a letter grade: A becomes A-, A- becomes B+, etc. After that, your grade drops 1/3 of a letter grade each 12 hours it is late. Reasonable extensions granted 24 hours in advance of a due date will be granted.
responsibilities will be shared by the TA and instructor.
You will be graded on content, organization, style, creativity, and precision. A high level of professionalism and quality will be expected from your work.
These weights may be adjusted. Any changes will be announced.
paper proposal 5%
research paper (1 or 2-person) 20%
research presentation (4-person; may be graded individually) 15%
quizzes and short written assignments: (averaged together) 30%
sample course schedule for COMP 380.001 (APPLES service-learning section)
sample course schedule for COMP 380.002 and 003