You do not need to own a computer for this course. Yet, you will need access to acomputer with reliable internet access for some of your homework. Plan your scheduleso that you can do homework when you have access to a computer connected to areliable internet connection.
Evaluation and Grading System
There will be two major examinations. They may contain multiple-choice, true-or-false,matching, fill in the blank and essay questions. You will have many quizzes over your homework to prove that you have been doing your readings. This is to reward studentswho do their homework. You will have weekly writing assignments due in the form of blogs that your classmates can see. Your classmates will see your work, so make surethat your writing is of high quality. Attitude, attendance & participation are all veryimportant keys to your success. Some of my grading for test questions and projectsare quite subjective. I will provide rubrics so that you can know what I am looking for when I am grading.
I need to be as clear as possible here. You must be at class. This is not a class that you canmiss and catch up easily. I will allow up to three excused absences. You must communicate inadvance when you will miss a class. You can not make up any quiz that you missed during anabsence (excused or unexcused).
Preparation & Participation
I plan your homework carefully. You must do your homework to succeed in this class. Youshould be prepared to give specific points that you found interesting from every reading or online activity. You should also be prepared with at least one question every class.
Do not lie. Do not cheat. We will meet each other 30 times during this semester. Each time,you are representing your family, your country, and yourself. I am very good at finding out whois being dishonest. You will not be happy with the results if you are caught being dishonest or cheating in my class.During your LGC days you will have the opportunity to meet many foreign professors fromaround the world. Each of us have many professional connections both in Korea and in other countries. If you work hard and prove to have a good character, we will write letters of recommendation to help you get a job after graduation. Professors communicate with eachother about who is not being honest in classes. It is not wise to destroy your reputation bymaking bad choices. Is that clear?