COURSE PROCEDURE AND GRADING POLICY
COURSE NAME: Roots Music as Folklore and Popular Culture
COURSE NUMBER: ANT 389 (3143)
CLASS/STUDIO/LAB HOURS: 3
INSTRUCTOR'S NAME: Lydia Fish
DATE: Spring 2007
OFFICE HOURS: 4:30-5:45 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday or by appointment
OFFICE: Classroom Building B-102
TELEPHONE: 878 6230
E-MAIL: All e-mail to the professor must be sent through ANGEL. Mail sent to any other address will not be answered.
ATTENDANCE: For each unexcused absence ten points will be subtracted from your course grade. This means that each unexcused absences will lower your course grade by one letter; after four you will automatically fail the course. Also, I test heavily on my lectures and on the audio-visual material presented in class, so it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to pass the course if you do not attend class regularly. You are responsible for all material presented, announced or handed out in class, whether or not you attend. You are also responsible for all material sent to you by e-mail or posted on the "(Almost) Daily Bulletin from the Professor" page of the wiki.
Of course, you may have a perfectly valid excuse, such as illness or a personal, work, or family emergency, for missing a class. Send me an e-mail message explaining what happened and if I consider your excuse to be valid I will not count your absence as unexcused.
EVALUATION: Grades in this course will be based on two tests (40%), two 2500 word papers (40%), and participation in the class wiki (20%).
PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course, but completion of English 102 or equivalent and upper division status are strongly recommended.
WEB-ENHANCED COURSE: This is an on-campus course supplemented by a course web site. Access to an Internet- connected computer is required. You will be expected to use the proprietary databases on the Butler Library website in your research, to read material posted on the class website (http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/fishlm) and to participate in the class wiki (www.folklorewiki.org).
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: All makeup tests are given at the discretion of the instructor and must be taken within one week of the original examination date.
You are welcome to bring your laptop computer to class. However, cell phones and other communication devices are to be turned off and put away.
All work handed in for this course is to be word-processed and handed in as hard copy.