3 Course Grading, Policies, and Procedures

Course Policies

Active Participation

It is your responsibility to be an active participant in this class every week by posting in discussion topics, submitting assignments, and completing weekly module quizzes or exams. For every week (i.e., 7-day period) that you do not post in a discussion board, submit an assignment, or take an assessment (i.e., quiz or exam) you will be reported to the College as being “absent.” Note that simply logging on to D2L or other computer-based systems does not meet the federal guidelines for active participation. You must actually complete grade-able work (i.e., make at least one discussion post, submit an assignment, or take a quiz or exam) in order to be considered “active,” and thus present in this class.

A failure to participate as required may result in loss of financial aid and failure in the class. For every credit hour of your classes, you should plan to spend approximately two to three hours outside of class studying each week. Class Attendance and Participation requirements (https://www.pima.edu/programs-courses/credit-programs-degrees/attendance.html)

Student Resources and Policies

Student Resources

Tutoring, libraries, computer commons, advising, code of conduct, complaint process. Student resources (https://www.pima.edu/current-students/index.html)

Student Policies

Plagiarism, use of copyright materials, financial aid benefits, ADA information, FERPA, and mandatory reporting laws (www.pima.edu/syllabusresources)

Online Etiquette

All participants in the class are required to practice online etiquette for all postings, whether in emails, discussions, or chat, are to be courteous and in language appropriate for an academic setting. Participants must avoid offensive and confrontational comments, and the instructor retains the right to delete any posting deemed inappropriate. For more information, read about Netiquette: The Core Rules of Netiquette from Albion.com Etiquette in technology from Wikipedia.

Email and Announcements

Your instructor’s primary form of communication with the whole class will be through posted Announcements, but if they need to contact you directly, it will be through your D2L email. Thus, you are required to check your course for announcments and your D2L email inbox for messages at least twice a week, although it is highly recommended that you get in the habit of checking each time that you log into your class. Failure to view news items or check your email on a regular basis may result in you missing important instructions or updates from your instructor.

Late Work

With the exception of extra credit opportunites that allow you to submit a journal entry or two late there will be no late work accepted.

Incomplete (I) Grades

Incomplete Grades are only very rarely given for an unavoidable medical, or family reasons. Eligibility for an incomplete requires that the student has missed (or only will miss) 10% or less of the graded course material and has so far earned grades that average “C” or above at the time of the request. Any incomplete requires a written contract with specific requirements for completion of course.

Submitted Materials

All files must be submitted in Word (*.DOC), Rich Text Format (*.RTF) or as a PDF (Mac users sometimes have trouble preserving the formatting when they save as .RTF) to make sure that your other students and the instructor can open your work. The following are not acceptable formats: .wps, .wp, .odt, .pages, and .Ink.

Feedback Timeline

As a general rule, your work should be graded no later than one week after it was submitted. However, your instructor will want to get your submitted work back to you as soon as possible and in most cases, the turnaround could be quicker.

PCC Definition of a Credit

Students are expected to spend a minimum of 45 hours per credit on work related to the class. This includes time spent in the classroom as well as out-of-class work such as reading assignments, homework, projects, etc.

Additional Information

Pima Community College has a zero tolerance policy toward student acts of plagiarism. Plagiarism, as defined in the Student Code of Conduct, “includes representing the work of another person as one’s own, including information downloaded from the Internet. The use of another person’s words, ideas, or information without proper acknowledgment also constitutes plagiarism.”

Please be aware that the College subscribes to a Web site, Turnitin.com, which instructors use specifically to detect plagiarism. Plagiarism, whether committed consciously or unconsciously, carries stiff repercussions.

All work submitted for this class must be the student’s original work written for this class. Reusing your own work that has been previously submitted for another professor, class, or semester, is a form of academic dishonesty and will result in academic sanctions.

Watch this video for more information on how to avoid plagiarism.

Grade Determination

Module 1
Assessment Total Points Possible
Syllabus Quiz 10
Discussion – Introductions 20
Virtual Field Trip – Essay 50
Virtual Field Trip – Discussion 10
Chapter 1 Quiz 15
Chapter 2 Quiz 15
Chapter 3 Quiz 15
Module 2
Assessment Total Points Possible
Virtual Field Trip – Essay 50
Virtual Field Trip – Discussion 10
Chapter 4 Quiz 15
Chapter 5 Quiz 15
Chapter 6 Quiz 15
Semester Research Project Proposal 10
Module 3
Assessment Total Points Possible
Virtual Field Trip – Essay 50
Virtual Field Trip – Discussion 10
Chapter 7 Quiz 15
Chapter 8 Quiz 15
Chapter 9 Quiz 15
Module 4
Assessment Total Points Possible
Chapter 10 Quiz 15
Chapter 11 Quiz 15
Chapter 12 Quiz 15
Semester Research Project Essay 100

Module Totals

Module 1 = 135 points

Module 2 = 115 points

Module 3 = 105 points

Module 4 = 145 points

Course Total = 500 points


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Cultural Anthropology by Lumen Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book