History 17.1 syllabus

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Dear Student,

Welcome to the fall semester, read all the information I included in the syllabus, print it and please bring it to the first day of class because I will review it in detail.

Laura Larqué: class schedule

SectionClassDayTimeRoom
0925HIST 17.2MW7:30am to 9:00am1697
0951HIST 17.1MW12:00pm to 1:30pm1596
0952HIST 17.1MW1:30pm to 3:00pm1697

0960HIST 17.1TTh9:00am to 10:30am1696
0977HIST 26TTh12:00pm to 1:30pm1699
0948HIST 8.1TTh1:30pm to 3:00pm1699
Office: Emeritus 1557, Phone: 707 527 4277
Office Hours: MW 9:00am to 10:30am
TTh 10:30am to 12:00pm
If you are unable to come during these hours, we can make an appointment for you to come to see me at your convenience. Email:llarque@santarosa.edu
Always check with me in relation to emails; please do not assume I received your email. If I do not respond the same day, it is very much likely, I did not receive it. FALL SEMESTER 2013
August 19 ...........................CLASSES BEGIN
August 25 .............................Last day to register/add without instructor’s signature or add code September 1 .........................Last day to drop semester length class and be eligible for a refund September 2 .......................Labor Day Holiday

September 8 .........................Last day to register/add with the instructor’s signature or add code September 8 .........................Last day to drop a class without “W” symbol September 9 .........................First Census Day

September 29 .......................Last day to opt for P/NP October 21 ...........................Midterm progress available in student portal November 11 ......................Veterans’ Day Holiday observed November 12 .....................Professional Development Flex Day (No classes or activities) November 17 .......................Last day to drop a class with “W” symbol November 28, 29, 30, Dec 1 Thanksgiving Day Holidays

November 29 ......................Professional Development 1/2 Flex Day (No classes or activities) December 14- 20 ...............Final Examinations

As you read in the syllabus, class participation can make a significant difference in your grade. Please follow these suggestions: 1. Attendance is very important. Students who attend class regularly always learn more and get better grades!

2. Be prepared. Make sure you have read the material before class so you can contribute your perspective to the discussions.

3. Actively participate in the discussions. At first, you may be hesitant to speak up in front of forty students. Try to contribute to class even if you think you are not 100% right.

4. Develop confidence! Undoubtedly, you will have opinions on the issues we will discuss. Share them with us! Certainly, some of the issues we will discuss in this class are very controversial. Some are also very painful to certain individuals. We need to create an environment which is respectful to all students and cultural groups. Try to keep the following guidelines in mind when you make comments in this class. Rather than generalize about whole groups of people, please use "I" statements and speak from your own experiences. Refrain from stereotypical comments such as "All women do....." or "Men are...." If you have a different point of view than one being expressed by another student or the instructor, listen carefully first and then respond by explaining your perspective. Active participation involves active listening without interruption or judgment. Try to avoid "put-downs" in class discussions, even the humorous variety called "zaps." When an individual is "zapped," it discourages open and honest exchange of ideas. If you recognize that you are an individual who tends to monopolize the discussions or you interrupt others, please monitor your own behavior. Encourage quieter students to speak up. This will enhance our learning experiences by allowing all...
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