Course Details

Grades:

20% lab reports.

20% questions journal.

20% class participation.

20% final project proposal.

20% final project presentation.

Readings:

You should acquire Johanna Drucker’s [JD above] Graphesis (metaLABprojects, 2014). The rest of the readings will be made available via eLearn.

Technology Requirements: In order to complete the assignments in this course, you will need to have reliable and ready access to a PC or Mac computer that is connected to the internet. If a tablet is your primary device, make plans to use a desktop in one of the labs on campus. There are two iMacs and one PC in the Digital Lab (Library 106) for your use upon request.

Resources for Academic Support: The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring, supplemented with professional-level support. The CWAA offers a variety of academic support services, including peer tutoring in writing, math, and foreign languages. The CWAA is located in MacPháidín Library, Room 314. Drop-in hours are offered Sunday – Thursday. Students can visit the CWAA website to view schedules, make appointments, or request a tutor.

Inclusive Classroom: Stonehill College embraces the diversity of students, faculty, and staff, honors the inherent dignity of each individual, and welcomes their unique cultural and religious experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. We all benefit from a diverse living and learning environment, and the sharing of differences in ideas, experiences, and beliefs help us shape our own perspectives. Course content and campus discussions will heighten your awareness to these differences. There are many resources for anyone seeking support or with questions about diversity and inclusion at Stonehill. Resources are infused throughout the Mission Division, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs. If you’d like more information on how to get connected to resources, the Office of Intercultural Affairs is a good first stop: Location: Duffy 149, Phone: 508-565-1409, Email: diversity@stonehill.edu.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another’s words or ideas. Taking another person’s words or ideas as your own is both a form of theft and fraud. In this course (and in every other at the college) plagiarism is viewed as a serious form of academic dishonesty and will be severely punished. All of your work for this class must comply with the standards of academic honesty set forth in the Stonehill College Academic Honor Code found in the 2015-2016 Hillbook under Academic Policies and Procedures. If you have questions concerning what plagiarism, see me and we can discuss it further. In this course, plagiarism will result in failure of the course. In addition to the College’s Honor policy, this course strictly adheres to the guidelines set forth by the English department’s policy on plagiarism.

English Department Statement on Plagiarism: In accordance with the College’s Academic Honest Policy, the English Department requires that faculty notify the Dean about every student who has plagiarized or cheated in any manner. All members of the College community have the responsibility to be familiar with and to follow the College’s policy on academic honesty. Since plagiarism is covered in many places, including your FYE courses and Stonehill’s Academic Catalogue, pleading ignorance will not work. If you have ANY questions about what constitutes academic dishonesty or how to incorporate outside sources into your work, please consult with your professor before you turn in your assignment.

Stonehill Academic Honor Code: In the context of a community of scholarship and faith, and anchored in a belief in the inherent dignity of each person, the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Stonehill College maintain an uncompromising commitment to academic integrity.  We promote a climate of intellectual and ethical integrity and vigorously uphold the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, and responsibility while fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect within and beyond the classroom.  Any violation of these basic values threatens the integrity of the educational process, the development of ideas, and the unrestricted exchange of knowledge. Therefore, we will not participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty.

This is the procedure.