EI 245 Advanced American Culture
SP 2013 HOA
Instructor, English as an International Language/Adjunct Faculty
M.S., Adult Education -- English as a second language.S., Journalism -- photojournalism and news-editorial
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Textbook: Broukal, Milada and Milhomme, Janet. All About the USA 4 (ISBN-10: 0-13-234968-X)
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Additional materials will be provided by the instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues and writings. The classroom should be a safe, creative, and respectful environment where all are encouraged and expected to participate. The instructor's role is not only to help students improve their academic skills, but also to further develop the critical thinking and independent learning skills students will need throughout their lives.
Presentations: You will have 3-4 presentations to do this semester. Some will be solo and some with a partner.
Compositions: You will have 3-4 essays this semester. These include writing about movies we watch or writing about the topic we are studying. You will be given a chance to revise your compositions in order to get a higher grade.
Culture Hour: Culture Hour meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Thompson. It is MANDATORY that you attend 8 of these sessions and report on them the next day. If it is absolutely impossible for you to attend 10 Culture Hour sessions, please speak to me as soon as possible to discuss other options. I will not discuss any other options after March 18.
Homework: There will be homework exercises assigned in the book that are due the next day of class. Some homework assignments may be on eCompanion. All homework due dates will be posted in eCompanion.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
NO electronic devices of any kind will be allowed in the classroom: no cell phones, no iPods, no computers visible or audible during class. Earphones must be removed and put away prior to the start of class. I will confiscate any electronic devices that I see or hear.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98NOTE: Students are expected to arrive on time to class each day. For purposes of grading, three (3) tardies will equal one unexcused absence.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/6/2013 8:00:55 PM