Distance education only
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
Discussion Board Participation(15%
There is a discussion topic for each unit. Students must post one (1) original post in response to EACH unit discussion question. Each student will be responsible for replying to questions/comments made to his/her original post. Students must also respond to at least two (2) postings from other students for each unit. Students must post responses by the deadlines to receive credit. Spelling, grammar, and substance really do count. Try not to veer off subject, and be respectful and considerate of your fellow student's submissions.
All posts must be meaningful to receive credit. What is a meaningful response? A meaningful response is one that contributes to or, in some way, sheds new light on the discussion. “I agree with the others” would be an example of a meaningless response.
The forums are designed to encourage interaction between course students. Have fun with this activity but take it seriously because it does contribute to your course grade. Remember that your original posting will account for a significant portion (50%) of the course discussion grade for each Unit Discussion and it must be posted before you can participate in the topic discussion. The remainder of the discussion grade will be based upon three (3) things: replying to any questions/comments from classmates regarding your post, responding to original posts of your classmates, and mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.). All Unit Discussions MUST be submitted by the the published due date (see the course calendar). No late submissions.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic. More information, resources and the due date are available by visiting the Assignments link. Late submissions will be penalized 10 points.
Once a quiz has expired, it can no longer be accessed and will not be graded. Once an assignment is past due, 10 points will be deducted for missing the deadline and 10 points will be deducted for each day thereafter. If the assignment is mailed, the post mark MUST be on or before the deadline. There is a tentative course schedule located at the end of this syllabus.
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.
RADS 3773 adhers to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 3773 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online WebCT course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
PLEASE NOTE: By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
Specific components of RADS 3773 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared. These components include the WebCT Open Book Module Quizzes and the WebCTComprehensive Final Exam. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.