What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.
- Reading Annotations
- Annotated Bibliography
- Built Environment Descriptions
- Built Environment Analysis
*All project descriptions can be found at http://atlspaceplacerhetf16.robinwharton.net/syllabus-course-info/#Projects
How will your final grade be calculated? Our final grade will be calculated by adding up all the points earned from the four major projects, and also from class participation and attendance. 1,675 points means a “C,” 2,400 points means a “B,” and 2,800 points is an “A.”
What is the “submission form” and how do you use it? Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how). The submission form is what we use to turn everything in. You fill out the form with your name, your GSU email, what you are submitting, and the URL/Link for submission.
Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.
Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit? You can find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit in the Weekly Overview, or also in the Google Calendar.
What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week? The best way to see an overview of what’s due each week is by following the Weekly Overview or the Google Calendar.
What is the attendance policy? Attendance to this class earns us 10 points. Every absence results in a 10 point deduction. Excused absences are either university-sponsored events, religious holidays, or legal obligations.
What are the two ways you can lose points? You can lose points by not coming to class, missing class prep assignments, or arriving late to class.
What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of class? Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 am. You can make an appointment by emailing or talking in person. If in-person conferences do not work, Skype or Google Hangout are other options.
How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation. You can earn participation credit by engaging with the course material and assignments as well as with our instructors and peers consistently in inventive ways.
How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session? You can earn 20-50 points for participating in or organizing a study group session.
How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course? If you complete all of the major projects, come to class prepared, miss only four class, and earn 2,800 points, you will earn an “A” in this course.
What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”? To get a “C,” you must complete all of the major projects, come to class prepared, miss only four class meetings, and earn at least 1,675 points.
What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points? You can stop by office hours or ask questions before or after class.
What are the Unit 1 readings and which one would you like to annotate for Reading Annotation 1? Readings for Unit 1 are:
- Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley, “Introduction,” from Invitation to Vernacular Architecture
- James Deetz, “Parting Ways,” from In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life
- Stephanie Fitzgerald, “The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket,” from Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology
Out of these three readings, I would like to annotate “Parting Ways” by James Deetz for Reading Annotation 1.