Class Participation

Active participation is expected as a sign of your intellectual curiosity and commitment to the learning process. Students are expected to fully participate in all interactive learning experiences and to demonstrate critical thinking and synthesis skills in small group discussion.

NOTE: There are no make-up opportunities for missed homework, papers or other assignments. Please do not ask for an exception. Because media businesses rely on strict adherence to deadlines, this course employs a deadline standard similar to most print and TV newsrooms. Work submitted later than 7 pm. on the due date will not be evaluated or counted for course credit. No exceptions.

Accommodation for Disabilities and Special Needs

Any students who have a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation. Contact Disability Services to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities at 330 Memorial Union, 401-874-2098, http://www.uri.edu/disability/dss/


Students are expected to produce original writing and creative work for this course, and it is expected that you will be the author of all the work you submit. Students should hyperlinks and a works cited list to identify all materials used for reference and information gathering. Please consult the instructor(s) if you have questions on how to identify the information sources that you use in preparing your work. Penalties for plagiarism may range from a reduced grade on an assignment to failing the course.

Copyright and Fair Use

Human creativity depends upon the ability to summarize, use, and rework the creative contributions of others as part of our own learning experience. It is expected that you will carefully select images and multimedia to illustrate, contextualize and comment on ideas. Learn more about how to evaluate when your use of copyrighted materials is lawful.




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