COURSE OBJECTIVE: This
course surveys the major developments in the history of the
COURSE ORIENTATION: You have reached the online orientation. To complete the on-line orientation, please read the Syllabus and Study Guide, complete the Information Sheet at the end of the Study Guide and e-mail me the Information Sheet. For questions, please e-mail me at: email@example.com
If you are unable to use the email connection, you must contact me within ONE WEEK of Late Registration to set up an appointment OR you will be dropped from the course.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This section is a personal computer with modem (PCM) distance learning version of the standard United States History survey course. The student will be required to do the same amount of work and the same quality of work as students enrolling in the classroom equivalent of the course. This PCM course is designed for mature and capable students endowed with a great degree of self-discipline and responsibility and knowledge of personal computers and the Internet. If this description does not sound like you, then you should consider dropping this section and adding a classroom section of the course. You WILL need maturity, ability, and self-discipline to successfully complete the requirements of any distance learning course!
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: The student's final course grade is determined by the quality and quantity of the student's work. The following requirements are non-negotiable:
For the grades of "C", "B", and "A": The student must contact the instructor, either in person, by telephone, or by e-mail twice during the semester: once after the completion of Test #3 and once after the completion of Test #5 Anyone failing to make these contacts may not receive credit for the course.
For the grade of "C": In addition to the two course contacts, the student must take all 5 tests and make an overall course average of 70% (21 correct out of 30 questions.) Failure to meet these requirements will result in the grade of "F". There are no further requirements.
For the grade of "B": the student may earn this grade under either Option #1 OR Option #2.
For the grade of "B" (Option #1): In addition to the two course contacts, the student must take all 5 tests and make an overall course average of 80% (24 correct out of 30 questions) AND complete one B-Level Objective (the analytical book review) described in the HISTORY 1302 (PCM) "Study Guide" handout, which will be e-mailed to the instructor.
For the grade of "B" (Option #2): In addition to the two course contacts, the student must take all 5 tests and score 80% (24 correct out of 30) or better ON EACH TEST. There are no further requirements for the grade of "B" under this option.
For the grade of "A": In addition to the two course contacts, the student must take all 5 tests and make an overall course average of 80% (24 correct out of 30 questions) AND produce one A-Level Objective (the research paper), which will be e-mailed to the instructor. The A-Level Objective is described in the HISTORY 1302 (PCM) "Study Guide" handout.
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DEADLINES: All tests must be taken in the ACC Testing Centers at the RGC, NRG, RVS, CYP, EVC, SMC, SAC, FBG, RRCor PIN campuses. The student MAY take the tests as early as he/she is ready, however the student MUST take the tests by the following deadlines:
Test #1: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Test #2: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Test #3: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Test #4: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Test #5: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
You MUST have the topic for your A-Level Objective (the term paper) approved by the instructor by Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
You MUST turn inyour B-Level Objective (the analytical book review) or your A-Level Objective (the term paper) by the deadline of Tuesday August 6, 2013.
All of these deadlines will be strictly enforced! There will be no extensions for these deadlines and you will NOT receive credit for any work (either tests, retests, or A-Level or B-Level Objectives) submitted after the forgoing deadlines.
TESTING POLICY: Each
unit has a 30 question test that focuses on the learning objectives found in
the HISTORY 1302 (PCM) "Study Guide" handout. You MUST score 21
correct answers out of 30 (70%) to pass the test. If you do not pass the test
the first time you take it, then you may retest once. There are two
restrictions on the retest: 1. The highest grade possible on the retest is 70.
Therefore if you have passed the test the first time, there is no point to
retaking it. You CAN NOT make a score higher than 70 on the retest. 2. You must
retest BEFORE the deadline date for the test. You may NOT retest after the
deadline date even if you took the test for the first time before the deadline
date. Also keep in mind that
After you test or retest, the
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: If you fail to meet the test deadlines, you ARE SUBJECT to being withdrawn from the course by the instructor. This is at the discretion of the instructor. If you determine during the course of the semester that you will not be able to successfully fulfill the requirements of this course, YOU MAY WITHDRAW YOURSELF! The deadline for withdrawing is Wednesday, JULY 31, 2013. No withdrawals or reinstatements may be made after this deadline.
COURSE COMPLETION VERIFICATION: Each student is REQUIRED to CONTACT the instructor, either in person, by telephone, or by re-mail after they have completed Test #3 and Test #5. The contact after Test #5 will serve as a course completion verification and must be done before Mondayday, August 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM. During this conference we will verify your test scores, review any projects submitted for an "A" or "B", and determine your course grade. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS CONFERENCE REQUIREMENT MAY IMPERIL THE PROMPT REPORTING OF YOUR GRADE!!!! This is as much a requirement of the course as any other grading requirement.
M & W 6:30 AM to 12:30 PM in ATT 214
INCOMPLETES: The grade of "I" (Incomplete) will only be awarded for medical reasons verified by a satisfactory letter from a physician. All "Incompletes" must be completed within the first four weeks of the following semester. There are no exceptions to this policy.
SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY: Any form of scholastic dishonesty by the student will automatically earn the grade of "F" for this course.
THE LAST WORDS OF CAUTION:
1. If you use the
2. Be aware that the
a. Make sure you arrive several hours before
the closing time of the
b. Use a
3. Please use your official name on the test scantrons and do not use "nicknames" or variations of your proper name.
4. The first test, which is a map test, is
relatively easy for most students with a good background in