Syllabus Quiz

What are the major projects?

How will your final grade be calculated?

  • you will earn points for just about everything you do in this course–attending class, completing in-class work, studying, major projects, contributing material to our collaborative archive about the built environment in Atlanta, etc.

What is the “submission form” and how do you use it?

  • the form is to submit all of your work, and to sign up for in-person and online study groups and in-person group conferences.
  • To submit something for credit, whether it’s a major assignment or an in-class minute paper, you will fill out this form with your name, your GSU email address, your instructor’s name, and the URL (link) to whatever you’re submitting. Your instructor will then evaluate your submission and return feedback and points to you.

Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

  • What is the general plan for the course, and when are things due?

What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

  • Weekly overview calendar

What is the attendance policy?

  • You earn points for coming to class and lose points for unexcused absences. Students in the M/W F2F section earn 20 points for coming to class, and lose 20 points for each absence. Students in the hybrid sections earn 40 points for coming to class, and lose 40 points for each absence. Arriving to class late will result in a deduction of 10-20 points (20-40 points for hybrid sections).

What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of class?

    • Office: 25 Park Place #2434
    • Office Hours: M/W 9-11 am, and by appointment; I am able to meet during office hours or by appointment via Skype or Google Hangout if that works better than an in-person conference
    • Contact: rwharton3{at}gsu{the dot goes here}edu

How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for particiption.

  • We will assign points to your workreflecting the level of your participation both inside and outside of class. We will also subtract points for failing to participate (e.g., missing class) so as to fairly reflect your level of engagement with the course concepts. Your goal is to accrue as many points as possible during the semester.
  • Participation

How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?


How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?

  • Students who complete all four of the major projects and earn at least 2,500 points will automatically receive a grade of “A.”

What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

  • you will earn at least 1,475 points and pass the course with at least a grade of “C.”

What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?

  • If you ever have questions about what kind of evidence you need to provide to document your participation and how to submit it, stop by during office hours or ask the question before or after class. You’ll earn points for the office hours visit, asking the question, and for finding a way to make the information available to the rest of your classmates.


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