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REL 1350 The Christian Heritage Fall 2010 Baylor University “It is irrelevant how many centuries separate us from a bygone age. What matters is the importance of the past to our intellectual and spiritual existence.” - Ernst Curtius, German historian and archeologist, 1891 Instructor : Joe Coker, Ph.D. E-mail: [email protected] Office: Tidwell 302 Phone: x4665 Office hours: See me after class or email me to set up a time to meet. Course Description and Objectives: An introduction to Christian life and thought, from the early church to the present, through an examination of great texts with an emphasis on Christian doctrine, ethics, witness, and institutions. Texts : Stephen Tomkins, A Short History of Christianity (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005) Various readings posted on Blackboard Components of final grade : First exam 25% Second exam 25% Final exam 25% Quizzes 25% Grading scale: A = 90-100% B+ = 87-89% B = 80-86% C+ = 77-79% C = 70-76% D = 60-69% F= 59% and below 1
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Examinations : This course will include three examinations. Each exam will be made up of multiple choice, matching, true/false, and short answer questions. These three exams combined will account for 75% of the student’s final grade. The third exam will be the final exam for the course. Reading Quizzes: There will be 11 quizzes during the course of the semester, usually every Friday (unless it is a week when we have a test). These quizzes will cover all of the reading for that week, including that day’s reading. The quiz will be available on Blackboard for 24 hours prior to Friday’s class, and must be completed prior to the beginning of class on Friday. These quizzes will be open book, but will also be timed, so you need to have read the material prior to taking the quiz. The student’s ten highest quiz grades will be counted towards his or her final quiz grade, and the lowest two will be dropped. These quizzes will account for 25% of the student’s final grade. Make-up policy: Tests: Students who miss one of the first two exams will have ONE opportunity to make it up : on the day of the course final exam. After completing the final exam, the student will be allowed to take the missed exam. Before missing an examination, students should consider that it will mean they will have to take two examinations on the final day, and that the content of the missed exam is subject to change from that taken by the rest of the class. Quizzes: Because one of your quizzes will be dropped, the makeup policy is that if you fail to take a quiz, it cannot be made up. Since these quizzes will be available on Blackboard, being out of town is no excuse for not taking them. Attendance and participation: Students are expected to attend every class session. Baylor University policy states that students must attend 75% of classes in order to receive credit for a course. If you miss 11 or more classes this semester for any reason (excused or unexcused), you will not pass this course regardless of your test and quiz scores. For more on the attendance policy, see
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