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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
- Objective #:
- Objective #:
Department Outcomes (For Majors and/or Non-majors)
- Outcome #: Students will
- Outcome #: Students will
University SLOS/SLOs for Majors:
SLO #: Students will
SLO #: Students will
Materials and Resources
- Author. Title. This text is an electronic version of the current textbook.
- Other (required)
All Access is automatically provided for the class and is billed to your Auburn eBill. You will get instructions for this in an email from the AU Bookstore, including how to access the book through the Canvas menu and how to opt out of the program if you choose.
Articles pertinent to each week’s topics will be posted for students on Canvas.
Online Student Learning Expectations
All students in this course are expected to have all the equipment and software needed to be successful in the course.
All students are expected to contribute to their own learning as active and well-prepared participants. Weekly modules will provide various opportunities for reading, reflection, applied experiences, collaboration, and writing. Since these activities are woven through the entire week and generally do not require your “electronic presence” at any particular time or day, there should be no need to "miss" class. You should plan on spending the same amount of preparation and “in class” time on this course as you would if you were taking the course face-to-face.
The learning activities for each week are carefully sequenced and offered in small chunks so you can accomplish reasonable amounts throughout the week. You should log on to the course website regularly to work through course materials and participate in course discussions.
Interaction between students is an important part of this course and requires prompt postings and responses. In an attempt to be efficient with our time and considerate of everyone’s schedules—beyond the requirements of this course—we will operate under a consistent time structure for posting assignments and responses to online discussions.
The course will follow this general pattern:
- At the start of each module, students will
- To supplement the textbook, students will
- Throughout each module, students will
- At the end of each module, students will
- Throughout the course, students should
The syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the class instructor. Students will be notified in a timely manner of any syllabus changes via email.
Outline of Course
This course will be broken up into nine modules. The following outline presents the topics to be covered in each module.
Unit #: TOPIC
Unit #: Topic
Assignments and Projects
Quizzes and Exams
A complete list of assignments and due dates is posted on the Assignment page.
You can also view assignments by accessing your Calendar.
Grading and Evaluation
Achievement in this course will be assessed through completion of the following activities:
|Assignment Type||Points||Grade %|
Grades are determined on straight percentages as follows:
|F||-||59% or less|
*Grades will NOT be rounded up at semester end.
At Auburn University, a 4.0 grade scale is used. An A equals 4.0; B, 3.0; C, 2.0; D, 1.0; and F equals 0.0. Students must maintain a 2.0 average GPA in all courses in order to progress in this program. If addition, students must earn at least a D in each individual course in order to earn credit and progress to the next course.
For more detailed information about university grading standards, please refer to information on the following link: Auburn University Undergraduate Academic Policies on Grades
Posting/Appealing Exam and Assignment Grades
All exam and assignment grades will be posted to Canvas. Students will have five business days from the date that the exam/assignment scores are posted on Canvas to send an email to the instructor requesting grade adjustments on their work. To appeal a grade that you have received, please compose and send an email to your instructor writing out the exam or assignment in question, indicating the answer you submitted, and providing a written justification from the reading/class notes/etc. on why you think your answer is correct.
Once received, the instructor may or may not communicate with you regarding your appeal. Ultimately, the instructor will render a decision. If no appeal is sent to the instructor after five business days, the assignment score is final. Failure to monitor your progress as the semester progresses does not warrant a re-grade on assignments evaluated earlier in the semester. Once the 5-day appeal period has passed, students forfeit their right to have the graded material reassessed at a later date.
Late Assignment Policy
It is very important that students submit work on time, or they will find it very difficult to catch up. All work in the course (e.g., assignments, discussions, exams, quizzes, etc.) will be due by 11:59 pm CT on the date noted on the class calendar. Any assignment that is submitted after the due date will have one letter grade deducted from it per day late. Students should reach out to their instructor immediately to discuss any concerns. In situations where you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your assignment near the deadline, please consult the Canvas help desk resources available in left navigation. Please work to avoid encountering technical difficulties near the assignment due dates by completing your work ahead of deadlines.
Students who miss the normal exams will need to contact the instructor and turn in the valid excuse within 48 hours from the time that the exams were given. The makeup exam schedule is determined by the instructor and will need to be done within ONE week (5 work days) from the time that the exams were given. Students will need to check the class email for the makeup details. Students who miss the makeup without valid excuses will get zero on the exam.
The format, questions and difficulty-level of make-up exams are not guaranteed to be same as the normal exam, which are at the discretion of the instructors. Students are not allowed to choose the make-up dates, formats on their own.
Valid excuses include: 1). illness documented by a physician. 2) evidence of personal or family emergency. 3) official university excuses.
Excuses are only accepted for the exams. No excuses need for general lectures or any bonus credits.
Faculty Communication and Feedback
At the beginning of each course, make sure that you understand the instructor’s preferred mode of communication and any specific communication protocol. One of the best ways to be effective as a student is to understand the instructor’s expectations and operate within those boundaries. Students should give the instructor 48 hours to get back to them on any communication, and one week for grading turnaround time on major assignments. The instructor reserves the right to alter these feedback parameters due to contingencies such as holidays, course progress, campus emergencies, weather, holidays, professional activities, etc. with notice provided. If students have concerns about communication or feedback, they should always go to the professor first. Students should explain their concern as clearly as possible without judgment or emotion. Effective communication is an important skill, and every interaction in their program is an opportunity to develop this skill.
Your Auburn University email address is the university-approved form of communication between instructors and students. Follow the steps in the video linked here to set your notifications preferences and specify that all course alerts are routed to your Auburn University email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can contact Auburn University's OIT Help Desk for assistance forwarding mail sent to your Auburn email address to a different email address that you regularly check. Additionally, it is your responsibility to read course announcements sent by your instructor. These are posted in Canvas, and you can configure your notification preferences to receive an email each time a new announcement is posted.
This course will be supported by Auburn University’s Canvas platform. The syllabus, class assignments, occasional lectures, test grades, final grades, and important announcements will be posted to the Canvas site for this course. Check the Canvas site for this course frequently.
Instructor Assistance with Course Performance
If you are struggling academically with this class, do NOT wait until the end of the semester to ask for help. Your instructor is here to help you, but cannot provide help unless you communicate the problem. In announcements to the class, your instructor may specify a preferred method of communication. You are strongly encouraged to reach out to your instructor early in the course and follow-up whenever you encounter challenges with the material.
Please consider using the diversity statements below as a starting point for your own syllabus statement. We welcome you to modify the example to reflect your personal instructional goals and values. Click on the text for further guidance on crafting your statement of diversity.
"All people have the right to be addressed and referred to in accordance with their personal identity. In this class, we will have the chance to indicate the name that we prefer to be called and, if we choose, to identify pronouns with which we would like to be addressed...I will do my best to address and refer to all students accordingly and support classmates in doing so as well."
*Source: University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Names and Pronouns: Many people might go by a name in daily life that is different from their legal name. In this classroom, we will refer to people by the names that they go by. Pronouns are a way to affirm someone's identity. They are simply a public way in which people are referred to in place of their name (e.g. "he" or "she" or "they" or "ze" or something else). In this classroom, you are invited to share what pronouns you go by, and we will refer to people using the pronouns that they share.
*Source: Auburn University College of Education, Critical Studies Working Group
Auburn University has adopted an Honor System proposed by its students and faculty to promote academic integrity and has enacted the following code:
“We, the faculty, instructors, and students of the (University course here) pledge to fulfill our mutual responsibilities to each other and the academic community at large with honor and integrity in order to build and maintain a climate of respect and trust that will enhance our research, teaching, and learning. We will support the Honor System of the School, and will not tolerate activities that undermine academic integrity.”
Academic dishonesty is an offense that will be reported to the Academic Honesty Committee. Please refer to the following document for further information regarding academic honesty: Auburn University Student Academic Honesty Code
Students who need accommodations are asked to electronically submit their approved accommodations through AU Access and to arrange a meeting during office hours the first week of classes, or as soon as possible if accommodations are immediately needed. If you need accommodations but have not established them, make an appointment with the Office of Accessibility, 1228 Haley Center, 334-844-2096.
Face Coverings - Fall 2021
The university permits individual faculty members to require face coverings in their classrooms and instructional laboratories. All students enrolled in this course are required to properly wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth while inside the classroom, laboratory, studio, or office. Failure to comply with this requirement represents a potential Code of Student Conduct violation and may be reported as a non-academic violation. Please consult the Classroom Behavior Policy for additional details.
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
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