There was a problem sending you an sms. Check your phone number or try again later.
We've sent a link to the Scribd app. If you didn't receive it, try again.
Instructor: Nathan Rein
Office hours MW 10-12 and always by appointment
Olin 211, x. 2571, nrein at ursinus dot edu
Students will participate in an ongoing, hands-on effort to explore,
document, and build connections with the religious diversity of our
region. The course will involve frequent field trips and site visits to
religious institutions and organizations near Ursinus, including
Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic sites, with the possibility of including
other traditions as well. Transportation and scheduling of site visits will
be arranged after the semester begins.
Please attend all class meetings. This is a seminar and informed
participation (i.e., thoroughly preparing, showing up, and taking part in
our collaborative work) is the point of the whole thing. There will also
be a number of course activities that take us outside the classroom. To
begin with, there several organized visits to various field sites. (Later
on in the course, you will be visiting some sites independently, in
groups or alone.) You are expected to attend these as well. I realize
that there may be scheduling conflicts that make it impossible for
everyone to attend every event. We will do our best to work around
everyone's time constraints. But please plan on working these events
into your schedule as much as possible.
Your final grade will be based on three things, each weighted more or
less equally: your ongoing participation on course activities,
documented in the form of online journal that you will be required to
keep updated; weekly, short writing assignments that will be graded
and returned to you with a quickness you won't believe; and a final
project and presentation, which you will begin working on about
halfway through the semester. If desired, I will make available a rubric
sheet with more precise information about how grades are determined.
Most of the readings will be in the form of handouts or a course reader. However, we will be reading the full text of three monographs, so you should plan on buying them. They are:
HOW TO CONTACT ME: You should feel free to contact me by email or phone
at any time. Unless things are really crazy, I should respond within 24
hours. You can also phone me at home if it\u2019s before, say, 10:00 p.m.
(610-973-7186). If that\u2019s not good enough, try IMing me; my AIM
screen name is nathanrein. And finally, I am usually in my office,
though it\u2019s always a good idea to call or email in advance and make an
WRITTEN WORK: Rule 1. All written work must be submitted in order to
receive a passing grade for the class. This means that if the end of the
semester comes and I don\u2019t have one of your papers, you will receive
your decision and I won\u2019t bother you about it. If you want to email me
a paper, that's fine. But remember: if something goes wrong and I
never get the email, I\u2019ll never know, so you should follow up and make
sure I receive your work, and always keep a copy. Rule 2. Late papers
will be penalized by one grade-step (from B+ to B, etc.) for each day
they are late, unless you have arranged with me for an extension well
in advance of the due date. If you need an extension, talk to me about
it \u2014 life is complicated \u2014 and we can probably work something out.
Rule 3. Informal writing willnever be accepted late. Rule 4. Follow the
formatting guidelines that I give you. All written work must include
both page numbers and a word count in the upper right corner of the
first page. Staple it or I\u2019ll throw it out. This sounds crazy, I know, but
I\u2019m not kidding.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance at every class meeting is expected. Missing
class shows disrespect for your classmates and professor and for the
collective enterprise of the class. Missing two class meetings may
result in the issuance of an academic warning slip. Missing more than
four meetings may result in a failing grade for the course. In general,
absenteeism will harm your participation grade.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: Plagiarism is a serious offence. In written work, all
quotations must be properly attributed and appear in quotation marks.
But at least as importantly, any time you are drawing on someone
plagiarism and can result in one or both of the following: (1) a failing grade for the course or (2) College-level disciplinary action, including expulsion. If you have questions about the proper use of sources,
please don\u2019t hesitate to contact me. Either parenthetical citations or
footnotes are appropriate.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event that class must be cancelled due to
inclement weather, an announcement to that effect will be recorded on
my office answering machine (call x2571).
Now bringing you back...
Does that email address look wrong? Try again with a different email.