(Read the office hours policies available via this same link before you come to see me.)
Online Course Materials
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 6
Materials I want you to study are these for the final exam: 9(c); 16(c); 16(d); 24(d-1); 24(k-7); 36(a); 39(e); 41(d); and 41(f).
Please make sure you study all text, textboxes, comments, and images.
Reading the "wrong" material excuse will not be acceptable.
You can bring handwritten notes with you. But no printed materials.
Three main questions I will ask in relation to these materials: What is the author's thesis/theme? How does the material relate to the course? What is your response to the author's thesis/theme?
I am changing the deadline for the syllabus assignment to December 18. It must be in my mailbox in Room 1009 Clemens before the departmental office closes at 4:30 pm.
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 5
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 5
Instructions for doing (a) the teaching philosophy statement and (b) the syllabus assignments are available via the link toward the end of this page.
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 4
I have to submit soon mid-term grades for you. Rather than depend exclusively on my perception of your performance so far, I will administer two short quizzes connected with class participation. The first will be a written 30-minute quiz we will have on Wednesday coming up.
--It will cover three of last week's readings (definition of race/racism, indicated pages from CRN-14, and item 15c), PLUS this new reading I am now adding: 16b.
--NOTE: 15c and 16b are two different sides of the same coin, while the other two items provide the theoretical background that helps to contextualize these two readings. Important: make sure you also study all images and endnotes/footnotes.
--Yes, you can bring handwritten notes to consult during the quiz, but no electronic or printed notes.
Critical: Yes, you must also study this Wednesday's readings for class discussion after the quiz.
As per announcement in class last week, the instructions for your paper are available here. There are two changes I am making to the class announcement: (a) if you do a really good job on stage one, then you don't have to do stage two. (b) The number of references for stage one is between 6 and 8, of which no less than 4 must be from academic journals--despite what is stated on the instructions sheet. (Now, what is there not to like about this deal?)ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 3
Readings for this week:
Procedure we will follow: Each of you will be asked to summarize material and lead the discussion relating to it. IMPORTANT: do not read wrong items.
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 2
As per our discussion earlier in class today, I am assigning you the four-item documents packet for Wednesday next week. (Yes, you must go through all four items and yes this as an additional reading assignment.) The packet is available here.
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1
Welcome to the class home page for TNS 560 which you are required to visit on a regular basis. Your failure to follow instructions posted via announcements on this page will NOT be looked on kindly. You have been warned! This page will be redesigned and updated soon but in the mean time please download and read ALL the documents below which will give you information on basic course requirements, the first reading assignments, and other such goodies.A note about e-mails:
Do not send me e-mails that do not begin with this proper salutation (Dear...) and closure (Sincerely,...), otherwise you may not get a response.
A-Z Index of all UB websites
1. Office Hours: see link above. (Note: read the office hours policies available via this same link before you come to see me.)
3. Missed Test/Attendance Form
4. Etiquette (U.B. Policy)
6. Policy on Academic Freedom
7. Online Course Materials: See main page of this site.
8. Course Related News Links
9. Test scores
10. Instructions for (a) the teaching philosophy statement and (b) the syllabus assignments