SPRING 2018
AAS 280
IMPORTANT LINKS

A-Z Index of all UB websites

1. Office Hours (Note: read the office hours policies available via this same link before you come to see me.)

2. Syllabus

2(a) Appendices One and Two 

2(b) Learning Outcomes


3. Missed Test/Attendance Form

4. Etiquette (U.B. Policy)

5. Complaints

6. Policy on Academic Freedom

7. AAS 280 Course Materials (Online Course Materials)
   
8. Documentaries and films streaming available via UB libraries here:
(a) http://buffalo.kanopystreaming.com.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/
and
(b) http://digitalcampus.swankmp.net.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/buffalo304245/#/browse

9. Course Related News Links

10 Test/Quiz Scores + Attendance Record

10(a) Grades Schedule

10(b) Participation Criteria

11. Test Instructions

12. UB Policy on Sexual Misconduct 

13. Class Notes

14. Term paper instructions

15 sankeymatic (plotting your finances visually)

15(a) WolframAlpha Computational Engine

16 Educational Success materials packet



 

















OFFICE HOURS
(Read the office hours policies available via this same link before you come to see me.)

NOTE: Important links are on the left.


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 9

Posted 5/10/2018

Folks, please note:

As explained in class the other day, we will have a two-part exam with part one involving an in-class essay. So, the instructions for (a) the in-class essay;  and (b) the exam are here.



ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 8
Posted 5/2/2018

Guys, please note:

1. As explained in class last week, we will have a test on the last day of class, which is May 9th.
2.
You are allowed to bring handwritten notes to the test, but nothing else.
3. The test will cover some or all of the following materials (INCLUDING any images and textboxes that may be part of these materials):
  • (a) Class notes from April 23 through May 7th (link is in the left column)
  • (b) This term military industrial complex from the course glossary, which is Part B of Online Course Materials available here. NOTE: Study all images that may be present in the definitions by clicking on them.
  • (c) Items M and R available via link no. 16 in the left column.  
  • (d) This video https://youtu.be/QL_3Qg-SADY
  • (e) This video https://youtu.be/AefIfiZ5NTo
 


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 7
Posted 4/19/2018

Folks, please note:

1. As explained in class last week, we will have a test on April 25th.
2. You are allowed to bring handwritten notes to the test, but nothing else.
3. NOTE: If you do well on this test I will make the final exam less demanding (so its up to you).
4. As explained in class, the test will cover some or all of the following materials (INCLUDING any images and textboxes that may be part of these materials):
  • (a) Class notes from April 11 through April 23 (link is in the left column)
  • (b) Cuba in Africa
  • (c) Africa--Area Comparison available via link under Political Geography in Part H of this page.
  • (d) Neocolonialism
  • (e) Corruption (first 16 pages--do not worry about individual statistics but I would like you to pay close attention to trends)
  • (f) These terms Colonialism; Comprador; Democracy; Development; Globalization; Nationalism from the course glossary, which is Part B of Online Course Materials available here. NOTE: Study all images that may be present in the definitions by clicking on them.
  • (g) Study, and analytically connect, items H and K, available via link no. 16 in the left column.
  • (h) Item I available via link no. 16 in the left column.
  • (i) These videos:
Note: I have not made many demands on you in this course; so please don't complain.
5. Important notice: My regular office hours will end after the last day of class. All make-ups for legitimate missed attendance, tests, etc. must be completed by then. What is a legitimate missed attendance? As explained in class at the beginning of the semester, I follow university policy on this matter as specified in the Undergraduate Catalog which states:
"Students may be justifiably absent from classes due to religious observances, illness documented by a physician or other appropriate health care professional, conflicts with university-sanctioned activities documented by an appropriate university administrator, public emergencies, and documented personal or family emergencies. The student is responsible for notifying the instructor in writing with as much advance notice as possible. Instructors may determine a reasonable amount of coursework that should be completed in order to make up the studentís absence. Students are responsible for the prompt completion of any alternative assignments." (Emphasis added)




 ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 3
Posted 3/14/2018 (Updated 3/18/2018)

Folks: Please note:

1. Instead of coming to class today, I want you to do the assignments I gave you of completing the two videos we started in class, which are available (1) here, and (2) here (see hour one only). You will be tested on these videos. Other materials that will also be on the test will be indicated with an update to this announcement in a day or two. The test day is March 28th.

Update: Other materials that will also be on the test are: 

A note about e-mails:

1. 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.
2. I only access my work-related e-mails several times a week. Therefore, if I see you (in class or elsewhere) before I have had a chance to respond you most likely will never get a response. Why? I will assume that your e-mail was not important, otherwise you would have talked to me about whatever was in your e-mail. Makes sense? Yes?
3. Do not send me e-mails about being absent from class. If you have a valid reason for being absent then you must complete the Missed/Test Attendance Form, which you can access via the link on the left.





ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 2
Posted 2/6/2018

Guys: Please note:

1. As agreed in class, you will diligently attend all classes and take class notes (which I may ask to inspect at my discretion).
2. In return, the course load in terms of homework/ tests/ quizzes, etc. will be reduced.
3. If you miss a class for a school-defined legitimate reason then (a) you must complete the Missed Test/Attendance Form, link on the left; and (b) you can make up the missed attendance by doing the missed work.
4. Class notes being taken by the class note taker are available via the link on the left.

A note about e-mails:

1. 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.
2. I only access my work-related e-mails several times a week. Therefore, if I see you (in class or elsewhere) before I have had a chance to respond you most likely will never get a response. Why? I will assume that your e-mail was not important, otherwise you would have talked to me about whatever was in your e-mail. Makes sense? Yes?
3. Do not send me e-mails about being absent from class. If you have a valid reason for being absent then you must complete the Missed/Test Attendance Form, which you can access via the link on the left.


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1
Posted 1/29/2018

Guys/Folks/People:

This is the class home page for AAS 100 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 GO THROUGH THE SYLLABUS VIA THE LINK ON THE LEFT. 

A note about e-mails:

1. 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.
2. I only access my work-related e-mails several times a week. Therefore, if I see you (in class or elsewhere) before I have had a chance to respond you most likely will never get a response. Why? I will assume that your e-mail was not important, otherwise you would have talked to me about whatever was in your e-mail. Makes sense? Yes?
3. Do not send me e-mails about being absent from class. If you have a valid reason for being absent then you must complete the Missed/Test Attendance Form, which you can access via the link on the left.



















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