Spring 2012ARH49310387Africa in Florida

Spring 2012ARH49310387Africa in Florida - Africa in...

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Africa in Florida: ARH 4931 Dr. Robin Poynor Africa in Florida W 3 rd – 5 th FAC 116 115 FAC Office hours: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 or by appt. phone 273-3053 email rpoynor@ufl.edu PURPOSE : The purpose of this course is to examine the visual cultures developing from the various waves of diaspora by peoples of African descent, especially as it is manifested in Florida. TEXT : There is no text per se, but I will make available PDF files of chapters of the manuscript of the book Amanda Carlson and I have contracted to publish in 2013, Africa in Florida: 500 Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State . There is also an extensive reading list, most of it provided through PDF files. Maintain all of these as printouts in a three-hole notebook in which you will also intersperse your notes from discussions , lectures, etc. OFFICE HOURS : 9:30-10:30 Tuesdays. I want to do all I can to help you appreciate the visual culture of Florida as influenced by African presence and to help you do well in the course. Please see me if you have questions or need help. If you need to talk with me, please try to see me during office hours. Otherwise you can arrange an appointment for a mutually agreeable time. ATTENDANCE : The University policy on attendance is that a student is expected to attend all classes. Notes from discussions and lectures are essential. Since we meet for an entire week’s discussion on one day, it is vitally important that you not miss a day! TARDINESS : Lateness is disruptive. Please be on time for class. If you are late, be sure to let me know at break or immediately after class so I can give you credit for attendance. CELL PHONES : Please remember to turn your cells off at the beginning of class and since I am guilty of forgetting, remind me to do so as well. IMPORTANT DATES : No classes: March 3-10 – Spring Break We will meet on Exam day to complete our presentations -- May 3 -- 7:30-9: 30. GRADES: Please be aware of the University’s new policy on minus grades. This can affect your overall university performance! http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/policies/regulationgrades.html Grades will be based on the criteria lisred on the following page. STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation." Please do not come to me after the first exam to state that you have special needs. Take care of it immediately. THE HONOR CODE : We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity . On all work submitted for credit by students at the university, the following pledge is either required or implied: " On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment ." You signed this on registering. LIBRARY HELPS
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