TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History, Geography, and Political Science
Outline & Readings
COURSE SYLLABUS HIST 1000, Global Cultures in History
Voyages and Encounters
Assignments: 1. Map Quiz (Feb 3)
2. Reading Comprehension Quizzes (see e-learn) 3. Writing Assignment 1 4.
Writing Assignment 2 5. Writing Assignment 3
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES||
The goals of HIST 1000 align with the TSU/Tennessee Board of Regents General Education Humanities Goals, which are:
Students completing HIST 1000 should:
Lectures will be recorded and made available in e-learn and as a podcast
|EVALUATION||Grades will be based on the assignments listed below. Assignments will be weighted as follows:|
|Grades and their numerical equivalents are as follows:|
Office Hours: Students who seek help with instructors during office hours get better grades. Do not wait until you have major problems! Students should speak to me any time they find themselves confused about material, directions, or grades. I am always ready to help any student who needs help with any of the material or any assignment. That's my job.
|REQUIREMENTS Assignments||Assignments for this class
will include reading, writing, and special projects. Readings maybe
assigned not only from the text, but also from photocopied materials,
library books, and Internet sources. Students are responsible for all work
assigned in this class, whether or not they are present. Assignments must
be completed on time. Late work will be penalized unless you have a good
excuse, and no assignments will be accepted more than one week late. All
students are expected to participate regularly in class discussions.
In order to improve your writing, you will need to utilize all the resources TSU puts at your disposal, including the WRITE Program. The WRITE Studio is located in 220 Jackson Hall Industrial Arts Building open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F. The Studio is equipped with computers, printers, wifi, style guides, etc. The Studio is also staffed with trained WRITE Associates to assist the students with strengthening their writing skills. A student can use the Studio any time during regular hours, but it is best to make an appointment to work with a WRITE Associate: Call 963-2131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To use the Studio, students must have their current student I. D. cards and adhere to basic Studio rules of conduct. Students looking for reliable online sources can visit the WRITE page at http://www.tnstate.edu/write/student/links.aspx.
Attendance and Punctuality
and Punctuality: Attendance and punctuality are expected of all students.
Students are responsible for all material, tests and assignments, regardless
of attendance or punctuality. The professor is under no obligation to give
make-ups or accept late work caused by unexcused absence or tardiness. The
professor reserves the right to deduct from the student's participation
grade for more than three unexcused absences and to deduct up to a letter
grade from the final grade for excessive unexcused absences (10% of class
hours). The professor reserves the right to fail students who miss more that
20% of class hours. Thos students who know that they will have a consistent
problem due to scheduling conflicts should discuss this with the professor
at the beginning of the semester.
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW - Apr 1
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT
TSU is committed to creating inclusive learning environments and providing all students with opportunities to learn and excel in their course of study. Any student with a disability or condition which might interfere with his/her class performance or attendance may arrange for reasonable accommodations by visiting the Office of Disability Services (ODS). ODS is located in Kean Hall, room 131 and can be reached at 963-7400 or www.tnstate.edu/disabilityservices . You will be required to speak with ODS staff and provide documentation of the need for an accommodation. If you qualify for an accommodation you will be provided with a document stating what type of classroom accommodations are to be made by the instructor. It is your responsibility to give a copy of this document to the instructor as soon as you receive it. Accommodations will only be provided AFTER the instructor receives the accommodation instructions from ODS; accommodations are not retroactive. You must follow this process for each semester that you require accommodations.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DOMESTIC/DATING VIOLENCE, STALKING
TSU recognizes the importance of providing an environment free of all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If you (or someone you know) has experienced or is experiencing any of these incidents, there are resources to assist you in the areas of accessing health and counseling services, providing academic and housing accommodations, and making referrals for assistance with legal protective orders and more. Please be aware that most TSU employees, including faculty and instructors, are “responsible employees”, meaning that they are required to report incidents of sexual violence, domestic/dating violence or stalking. This means that if you tell me about a situation involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, I must report the information to the Title IX Coordinator. Although I have to report the situation, you will still have options about how your situation will be handled, including whether or not you wish to pursue a formal complaint. Our goal is to make sure you are aware of the range of options available to you and have access to the resources you need. You are encouraged to contact TSU’s Title IX Coordinator to report any incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/dating violence or stalking. The Title IX coordinator is located in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, McWherter Administration Building, Ste. 260 and can be reached at 963-7494 or 963-7438. For more information about Title IX and TSU’s SART or policies and procedures regarding sexual, domestic/dating violence and stalking please visit: www.tnstate.edu/equity.
If you wish to speak to someone confidentially, who is not required to report, you can contact the TSU Counseling Center, located in the basement of Wilson Hall, at 963-5611 or TSU Student Health Services, located in the Floyd Payne Campus Center room 304, at 963-5084. You may also contact the following off campus resources: Sexual Assault Center of Nashville at 1-800-879-1999 or www.sacenter.org or the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence at 615-386-9406 or www.tncoalition.org.
HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION
Tennessee State University is firmly committed to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, religion, retaliation, veteran status and other protected categories. TSU will not subject any student to discrimination or harassment and no student shall be excluded from participation in nor denied the benefits of any educational program based on their protected class. If a student believes they have been discriminated against or harassed because of a protected class, they are encouraged to contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at McWherter Administration Building, Ste. 260, 615-963-7494 or 963-7438, www.tnstate.edu/equity.
Except in cases of group projects, all assignments submitted in the course must be the original work of the student.
In cases of plagiarism or cheating, the instructor may assign an F on the assignment or an F in the course and is also advised to report such cases immediately to both the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Preparation: since students are expected to participate in class
discussion, it is important to complete all the assigned readings before
coming to class. Students are expected to understand the material, or to
have identified what they do not yet understand in order to ask questions
in class. All students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss
the assigned material.
Students are expected to observe normal courtesy in class. They are expected to pay attention to the instructor, to take detailed notes, to refrain from personal conversation, and to avoid any other behavior that disturbs others. A student who does not observe these courtesies maybe asked to leave the room.
What to bring to class every day
Notebook, readings due on that particular day, something to write with, other materials as needed.
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