Migration & Culture 2001                                          Prof Koptiuch / ASU West


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ASSIGNMENTS:  Students are responsible for all assigned readings.  Read PRIOR to the assigned class time.  Class lectures and discussions will cover material supplemental to the readings, in addition to guiding you through them, so please come to class--even if you are unprepared!  Assignments are due on the date scheduled.  Make-up exams will be given only in the event of a verifiable personal or family emergency.  You are encouraged to consult with instructor at any time for assistance and ideas on improving your performance.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:  Unexcused late assignments will automatically have 10 % deducted from the grade, and must be turned in by the end of the week they were due (an additional 10 % will be deducted each week thereafter).  Absence from class does not excuse you from delivering your assignments at the appropriate time.

CAUTION: Harmful to your grade!

ABSENCES  If you miss three or more classes you are encouraged to drop the course.  Since class meets only once a week (15 times), you’ll have missed some 20% of the course.  Absence is at times unavoidable; nonetheless your grade is likely to suffer. Do not schedule other appointments or obligations during class!

CLASS PARTICIPATION is expected to be energetic and will be considered in the assignment of final grades (especially in borderline cases). This includes discussing the readings as well as your own and your classmates' assignments.  If you are not present in class, you cannot participate--don't deprive the class of your valuable contributions!

WRITING GUIDELINES  All work written for this course should be of a level appropriate to college students.  Mechanics and grammar DO count.  Please type and proofread carefully.  Everyone can improve their writing skills--even great writers.  Check out the ASU West Learning Resource Center for assistance in improving your written work.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY  The absolute highest standard of integrity and ethical conduct is a requirement of this course.  Deviations from this principle on any graded activity will not be tolerated.  Academic misconduct includes cheating on assignments and exams, and plagiarizing (using any work other than your own without proper acknowledgment). Academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade.

CUIDADO!  If necessary or appropriate, the instructor reserves the option to change scheduled class topics, assignments, or due dates.  Quizzes may be given if deemed necessary.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides information and services to students with any documented disability who are attending ASU West.  Individualized program strategies and recommendations are available for each student as well as current information regarding community resources.  Students may also have access to specialized equipment and supportive services. Please Contact the instructor for accommodations that are necessary for course completion.

If you do not intend to complete the course it is advisable to officially withdraw.
Withdrawal deadlines: unrestricted--September 14, restricted—October 27, 2001.
Withdrawal will not be permitted after the final deadline.  This is your responsibility!

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