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Course Contents

Course Learning Objectives

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Course Schedule & Exams


Differences From Regular Courses



Emergency Plan 

Main Differences Between Online and Regular Courses

Questions & Strategies

Ethics, Plagiarizing, & Cheating

Access Statement for Students with Disabilities

Withdrawal from the Course

Workforce Development




ANTH -  1103 , CRN: 80346

Fall 2012

13 August - 12 December 2012

This is an online class that will meet only once every about three weeks for in-class unit exams


Dates: Class meets four times for taking unit Exams


(See the Course Schedule)


Day: Thursday


Times: 9:25-10:40 am


Room: LIA 114



Office Hours:


10:50 - 1:35, Monday & Wednesday


12:15 - 1:30, Tuesday & Thursday


or by appointment for other times



Course Requirements and Evaluation:




Students are required to attend to online class activities, read the text, and take all the tests described in this syllabus. Evaluation will be based on the student's ability to demonstrate understanding of the topics discussed throughout the course.




Evaluation is divided into the following four main parts:



1.   There are five multiple-choice exams, which account for 40% of the grade (10% each). The exams will be drawn from the text, lectures, and media presented in the class.

 2.    Online Tests, on Georgia View, which account for 25% of the grade.

3.    A research project exercise , which accounts for 10% of the grade (7% for contents + 3% for presentation. Topics to be selected from Unit 1 Study Guides).

4.    Participation in class discussions, on Georgia View, which accounts for 25% of the grade.

Notes Concerning deadlines and dates of exams and tests:


1. Exams are to be taken at the specific times, as stated in the course schedule section.


2. Chapter Online Tests are to be taken through the Georgia View system, on the specific dates and deadlines, as announced specifically so.


3. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams and tests on time. Missing in-class exams may lead to a penalty of 10% points less (20% if repeated) for each test or exam. Online tests cannot be made up except for severe circumstances (See details in the Schedule Section).


4. In order to reduce travel for students from other states than Georgia, or those from the southernmost parts of Georgia, students may opt for three in-class exams, instead of five, but these exams will also be covering the same number of chapters covered by the five exams.


5. For students from other states than Georgia, who cannot come to the DSC campus to take the three in-class exams, an attempt will be made to give them the exams in a college campus testing center close to their residence. A student who requests this option should enroll in the course early enough before the start of the semester and request this option from the instructor.