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me know you’re coming so that I can make sure I don’t have too many students visiting to accommodate at the same time. Teaching Assistant: Jennie Lambert is the teaching assistant for this course. Jennie is responsible for going over exams with students who wish to improve their scores, individualized tutoring, grading REAs, recording grades in iCollege, and presenting analyses/syntheses of data from student in-class writing assignments to the class. Jennie is available to meet with you on Tuesdays 12:15-2:00pm and by appointment(meet in my office). For questions or appointments, email Jennie directly (not through iCollege) at [email protected]Please keep in mind that Jennie is not your note-taker. If you miss class, you are responsible for getting notes from another student in the class. Introduce yourself to your peers and exchange contact information today (or online in iCollege)! Course Disclaimer: Lectures, readings, videos, discussions, music, and other course content may include graphic descriptions of sexual activity, use sexual slang, and include descriptions/depictions of sexual violence. Students who worry they may be too sensitive or uncomfortable may want to discuss their apprehensions with me before they commit to completing the course. I am also available to discuss concerns with you throughout the semester. While students can choose to avoid material, all presented and assigned material will be included in course assessments. Please understand this before committing to the course. We will also read about and discuss a wide range of sexualities and sexual activities, some of which may make you feel uncomfortable. Your job is to learn about and attempt to understand them to the best of your ability. Furthermore, by attempting to work through your discomfort, you will continue to meet our goal of understanding sexuality from a sociological perspective. Basis for Grade: Your course grade will be based on: •Exams (4, in-class) (76%) •Reading Effectively Assignments—REAS (4) (14%) •In-class writing exercises (10%) 100% Exams (76%): The four in-class exams are designed to assess your level of understanding of classroom presentations and course readings. Exams will consist of challenging multiple-choice questions (around 70-80% will come from lecture and other in-class materials, while around 20-30% of exam questions will come from readings). Exam 4 will occur during the scheduled final exam period. Be sure to bring a “number two” pencil to class on exam days. Exam make-up policy: The first day of the semester the class will voteon Option A or Option B. The majority rules.Once the class has voted, circle the winning option in your syllabus and be prepared to live by the chosen policy. Option A: There are no make-up exams whatsoever besides those required by the university (official university business documented in writing during the first week of the semester, important religious holidays documented in writing during
3 the first week of the semester, and legal obligations with proper documentation