Syllabus and Course Info Quiz

What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.

How will your final grade be calculated? Your final grade is calculated by adding up all of the points you have earned for doing things such as attending class, completing in-class work, completing class prep, major projects, and contributing to the archive about the built environment of Atlanta. Then 100 points are subtracted for each missed class. The points are all added up and a letter grade is assigned based on where the points your earned lie on the range of points assigned to each letter.

What happens if you don’t complete one of the major projects? Failure to complete any of the major projects will result in an automatic grade of “D” or lower meaning that you will have to re-take the class.

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).

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? In the Calendar tab if you select Units Overview, you will be directed to a section where the weeks are grouped together as units and the readings and due dates for projects are listed.

What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week? The best way to view an overview of what’s due each week is to check the weekly overview. To view the weekly overview click here. 

What is the attendance policy? The attendance policy is to show up to every class and to arrive on time. You will lose 100 points for unexcused absences. Arriving to class late may result in a deduction of 50-100 points.

What is one way you can lose points? You can lose points for missing class, failing to turn in a project on time, coming to class unprepared, etc., etc.

What are my office hours, the office hours of the two community instructors, and how do you make an appointment to see one of us outside of  class?

Dr. Wharton – Office: 25 Park Place #2434 Office Hours: T/Th 9-11 am, W 9-10 am

Mrs. Arrington  – Office: 25 Park Place, 22d floor Office Hours: M/W 1-3 pm

Ms. Rose – Office: 25 Park Place, 22d floor Office Hours: M/W 10:30 am-12:30 pm

How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.  You can earn general participation points by keeping up with class preparation each week. Further, at any time during the course of the semester, you are invited to complete and submit work for extra participation points. Click here to see the instructions/guidelines for participation. 

How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session? By participating in or organizing a study group session, you can receive 20 points (instructors reserve the right to assign more points for impressively substantial, quality entries). You must fill out a “submission form” for extra points.

How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course? Once you complete all of the major projects and class prep, and accrue 5,985 points, you will automatically receive an A in the course.

What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”? If you complete and earn the minimum points for all of the major projects, complete all of the class prep, and attend every class, you will earn at least 2,200 points and a grade of “C.”

What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points? If you ever have questions about what kind of evidence you need to provide to document your participation and how to submit it, stop by during office hours or ask the question before or after class.

What are the Unit 1 readings and which one is your group assigned to focus on for the Unit 1 Reading Response? The Unit 1 readings are “Parting Ways” by James Deetz and “Introduction,” from Invitation to Vernacular Architecture by Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley. My group is assigned “Parting Ways” to focus on for the Unit 1 Reading Response.

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