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HUM 2210: Humanities: The Foundations, Ref # 425943, Online- Fall 2016/A16 Welcome!

Welcome, students! Welcome and thank you for enrolling in this course! I hope you will enjoy the course and take what you learn with you as world citizens. For some, this may be your first online course. If you are not a computer whiz, I think you will find that everything is simple to use and easy to navigate. There are also ways to get help if you have a problem.* Please take a few minutes to read the syllabus in its entirety. Exploring all the topics in this syllabus and related links will help you succeed in this course, so use the syllabus to keep yourself organized and informed of course requirements. I look forward to working with each and every one of you! Professor Information Professor: Jenny Ohayon Virtual Office Hours: By appointment only Office Location: Online only using Skype. My Skype address is: prof_o. Virtual Contact Methods: The best way to contact me is in the question forum in our Discussion Board. You may also make a Skype appointment by emailing me to establish a day and time to meet online. If it is a personal matter, or confidential, email me at the following address. Professor Email: johayon@fscj.edu
Instructor Response You can anticipate responses to inquiries and questions during week-days within 24 - 48 hours of receipt.
Campus Information This online course is offered by the Florida State College at Jacksonville Open Campus. For questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Campus Resource Center (904-633-8496). For technical assistance, please contact the Online Support Center (904-632-3151, ext. 3).
Course Description
This course consists of the study and life and creative expressions from their origins in early cultures of the Mediterranean regions through medieval Europe as surveyed through the visual arts, music, literature, philosophy and social history. The course examines the interaction of cultural experiences that developed and were passed on to later peoples. This course provides a basic foundation for study of all humanities courses and includes reading and writing competencies.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate that he/she: * comprehends the nature, origins and contributions of major western civilizations from cave arts to the fourteenth century. * comprehends the contributions of the arts and humanities to the human experience. * understands religious, philosophical and cultural systems of Western Europe and their effects on society. * is curious and shows openness to new ideas with regards to the course contents. * demonstrates and formulates informed personal reactions to literature and the fine arts using discipline related terminology.
Course Information Course Number/Title: HUM 2210 Humanities: The Foundations Reference Number: 425943 Number of Credit Hours: 3 Term/Year/Session/Length: 20161/Fall/A16/16 weeks Course prerequisites: None. Successful completion of ENC 1101 is recommended.
Important Dates Class Begins | Monday, August 24, 2015 (A Term) | 100% Refund Deadline | Monday, August 31, 2015 (A Term) | Non-Attendance Drop (A16) | Tuesday, September 1- September 8, 2015 (A Term) | Withdraw with "W" Deadline (A16) | Monday, September 28, 2015 | College Holidays-College Closed | Monday, September 7, 2015- Labor Day;Wednesday, November 11 , 2015- Veterans’ Day;Thursday- Sunday, November 26- 29, 2015- Thanksgiving Holiday and Break;Wednesday- Thursday, December 23-31, 2015- Winter Break | Class Ends | Friday, December 11, 2015 | Final Exam Week | Saturday, December 5- Friday, December 15, 2015 | These dates are critical for this course. Additional critical dates for this course can be found by choosing the appropriate term links in the online calendar (http://www.fscj.edu/mydegree/academics/calendar/index.php) at the Florida State College at Jacksonville website. Instructional Materials
If you have not done so already, obtain your textbooks and related course materials as follows. Visit your nearest campus bookstore or the Follett Online Bookstore (http://www.bkstr.com). Be sure to order using your course and instructor’s name and the six-digit course reference number. You may also rent texts online at places like Chegg.com, or order online from places like Amazon.com if you have time. Other retail outlets around town may also carry the texts, such as College Bookrack and Barnes & Noble (students are given a discount upon proof of current enrollment).

Required Texts/Resources * Henry Sayre’s The Humanities: Culture Continuity & Change, 3rd ed. ISBN # 1-269-68829-4 * Any annotated version of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Recommended: Penguin Press’s ISBN #0-14-044441-6. In addition to Follet’s Bookstore on campus, check online sources such as Amazon.com and used book stores such as Chamblin’s Book Mine.
Online Delivery System This course will be delivered using the Blackboard Learn™ course management system.
Blackboard™ Supported Browsers for Blackboard Version 9.1 SP 13 View Blackboard’s Supported Browsers and Operating Systems page (http://kb.blackboard.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=84639794) to see if your browser and operating system are compatible. Please note the following when reviewing the Blackboard compatibility ratings. Certified: 100% Compatible Compatible: Compatible in most areas, but could have some incompatibility issues Unsupported: Not tested and not recommended
Technology Requirements Reliable and consistent computer and Internet access is encouraged to successfully participate in and complete online courses. Ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements noted below and on the Florida State College at Jacksonville Distance Learning/Online Courses site. Please use the following checklist to determine your computer readiness. You should own or have access to: * An email account * Computer with high speed access to the Internet * Access to College computers when needed * Virus-checking software * Word-processing software * Software and plug-Ins that may include (choose the titles for the free downloads) * Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/) * Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/completion/activex/?a=true) * Java (http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp) * QuickTime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/index.html) * RealPlayer (http://www.real.com/realplayer) * Shockwave Player (http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/) * Windows Media Player (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player) * It is a good idea to check your computer at the beginning of each course and a couple of times throughout the term to ensure you have all the necessary software and plug-ins to use the Blackboard online system and course features. After logging in to Blackboard, choose the Browser Checker link. Review the results and choose the links to the recommended software. Please note that you will need to turn off your pop-up blocker to use all features of this online course.
Accessibility
If you require specific accommodations to complete this course, contact the Florida State College at Jacksonville Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. (http://floridastatecollegecatalog.fscj.edu/content.php?catoid=21&navoid=2581).
Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes * 1. To improve critical thinking skills by practicing their application in the analyses of texts and artifacts.

* 2. To improve written and verbal communication through analyses of selected works. * * 3. To comprehend the nature, origins and contributions of major western civilizations from cave arts to the fourteenth century. * * 4. To comprehend the meaning of the arts and humanities to the human experience. * * 5. To understand religious, philosophical and cultural systems of Western Europe and their effects on society.

* 6. To stimulate curiosity and openness to new ideas related to course content.
7. To demonstrate and formulate informed personal reactions to literature and the fine arts using discipline-related terminology. Student Participation and Evaluations
Student Participation and Evaluations
Learning Communities Students learn through interactions with each other, with their instructor, and with the course material. A major goal of this course is to encourage you to build learning communities within the course. This course has special forums to aid in building our learning community. We will use the discussion area to meet each other and share our thoughts and concerns. The “Questions for the Professor” discussion forum is used for general questions about course content, navigation, or flow. Please do not ask personal or specific grade-related questions in this forum, send individual communication instead. The “Cyber Café” is available to discuss items of interest to you and your classmates. Please remember that in all discussion forums, you must follow all netiquette rules and guidelines.
Assigned Work
Each week you will have individual and/or a group assignment to do. See the course Calendar of Activities at the end of the syllabus for the schedule for all of the assignments. You should not skip any assignments. Be sure and check the Class Calendar often so that you do not miss any assignments. The same activities will be listed under the “Due This Week” tab in Blackboard also. If you want to look ahead at the schedule, you can check the calendar in the syllabus. Be sure and turn in your work during the weekly availability window. Your grade will depend on you participation in all assignments, and the quality of your individual, or team’s work.

Policy for Late Assignments Assignments are due anytime within the week scheduled. Our week runs from 11:59 PM on Sunday to 11:59 PM on the following Sunday. Late assignments are not accepted. Availability windows will not be reopened. Written Assignments MLA Writing Style Written assignments must adhere to (Modern Language Association (MLA) style guidelines. Your written assignments should be original writing and should include any necessary citations as described in the MLA style guide when using ideas or text from other sources. The MLA guidelines can be accessed online through the following link: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/, which you can cut and paste into your browser address bar. Writing style resources are also available under the Tools and Resources tab within your Blackboard shell. Use discipline specific key terms as found in your text appropriately as much as possible. Turnitin® Turnitin® is an online tool that scans written assignments for signs of plagiarism and may be used to screen your assignment submissions. Please go to: TurnitinDotCom at (http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/products/overview) for information about originality checks and reports, and to PlagiarismdotORG (http://www.plagiarism.org/) for plagiarism prevention resources. Remember that turnitin is a tool for you to use prior to submitting your work for evaluation, not a place for you to turn in your work for instructor evaluation. Submit all finished work into Blackboard at the appropriate place. Your Course Participation and Assessments Reading Assignments Reading assignments are listed on the course Calendar of Activities. They can be found either in the text book, attached as links inside Course Content folders, or in a required text. If a link to a text is broken, copy and paste the URL (if listed) into your browser window to find it. Syllabus Quiz To help avoid an FN grade, you must complete the syllabus quiz online in Blackboard during Week 1. Chapter Quizzes There are 10 chapter quizzes with ten questions on each chapter. You can locate them inside the Course Content folders in Blackboard. Each quiz is worth forty (40) points. Multiples attempts (2) are permitted. Your goal should be to score 80% or more on each quiz. Discussion Responses
You will participate in five (5) discussions consisting of a minimum/maximum of 250-300 words. Discussions are worth 50 points each and a possible total of 250 points toward your final grade. Please note that you should complete all of the readings for the week prior to posting your discussion board forum response.
The links to the discussion topics are located under the Discussions tab on the course menu inside the Blackboard course. Click on the Discussion link, and start your own thread. Then be sure and respond to two other students’ posts.
No MLA headings are required for Discussion Responses as they are for essays, but you must restate the question word-for-word centered at the top before you begin writing. Writing Activity 1- Essay Students will fulfill writing requirements in part with one longer writing assignment of 750- 1,000 words that count 150 points. Topic information and instructions can be found on the assignment posting under the Assignments tab in BB. The essay must be formatted in the MLA (Modern Language Association) style. A link to the MLA guidelines which contains a sample essay can be found under the Tools & Resources tab in Blackboard. Students should follow the format to the letter. Any text or ideas borrowed through outside must be also documented in the MLA style with in-text notes and a list of works cited. See the Tools and Resources tab in Blackboard for useful writing tools, such as an online link to the MLA writing guidelines. Cultural Event Critiques Students of humanities should support the arts in our community. Students in this class are required to visit one approved cultural event for 75 points each on their own time and schedule outside of class. Approved venues and guidelines can be found inside the Blackboard class shell. If there are other events besides those listed that you think are worthy, please ask for approval on those ahead of time. Students must write a short one-page critique of the event using standard English grammar and punctuation as well as good organization of thought. Guidelines will be provided in Blackboard. Students must somehow provide proof that they went. Taking a “selfie” and attaching it to your critique is a good way. The cultural event due date can be found on the course Calendar of Activities, and the critique can be turned in any time up until that deadline inside the Cultural Events tab in the folder provided. There is no need to wait until the week it is due to complete the assignment. Dante Assignment Team PowerPoint and Responses Each student will create a short PowerPoint (50 points credit) as a visual summary of six (6) cantos (chapters) of Dante’s Inferno. Each student will then add his slides to the slides of other team members to create a slide presentation on most, if not all, of the Inferno. After your team’s PowerPoint is posted, each student must respond to the PowerPoints of at least two other teams. See further instructions on the project under the Dante Project Guidelines tab. Be sure and put your name in small lettering at the bottom of each slide that you make. Only students with names on their individual slides will get credit for this team effort. * Course Grade * Your final letter grade will be determined by totaling the points earned on all graded coursework. * Assignments | Possible Points | Self- Introduction to the Class | 50 | Syllabus Quiz- Week 1 | 25 | Chapter Quizzes (10 @ 40 points) | 400 | Discussion Questions (5 @ 50 points each) | * 250 | * Written Assignment: Sophocles’ Antigone | * 150 | * Cultural event activity | * 75 | * Dante Assignment PowerPoint | * 50 | * Total Possible Points* | * 1000 |
*This figure may change during the term per instructor discretion. The instructor reserves the right to vary the number and types of assignments according to class needs.

To figure your grade at any point in the term, divide your total points earned thus far by the total number of points that each assignment was worth.

Keep in mind that no assignment or quiz grade will be dropped. All assignments must be completed. Assignments will be available for completion in Blackboard during the window of availability only, and will not be reopened for late student submittals.

Grade | Points | A | 900- 1,000 | B | 800- 899 | C | 700- 799 | D | 600- 699 | F | Below 600 |

Final Grades
Incomplete Grades
Incomplete (I) grades are not used for this class.

FN Grade- Failure for Non-Attendance
A Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) grade indicates that a student has failed a course due to non-attendance. It is calculated as an “F” in the student’s grade point average. For students receiving financial aid, failure for non-attendance may require the student to refund to the College all or part of his or her aid. The FN grade will be assigned by the faculty member at any time following the final withdrawal date for the course. See the College’s page on Grading Policies
(http://floridastatecollegecatalog.fscj.edu/content.php?catoid=21&navoid=2569#attendance) for more information.
To avoid an FN grade, students must complete the syllabus quiz and all assignments for Week 1.

“W”GRADES- WITHDRAWAL
A student may withdraw without academic penalty at Florida State College from any course up to the published withdrawal date (see page 2). The assigned grade of “W” is not included in the calculation of any grade point average. Course(s) receiving a grade of “W” are included in attempted courses when determining a standard of academic progress. The student will be permitted to withdraw only in the first and second attempt. The student is not permitted to withdraw from the course upon the third attempt. Upon the third attempt a student must receive an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “F” or “FN” grade for the course. See the college catalog for additional information.

I Grade - Incomplete Incomplete (I) grades will not be assigned for this class. See the College’s page on Grading policies (http://floridastatecollegecatalog.fscj.edu/content.php?catoid=21&navoid=2569#incomplete) for more information.
Repeating the Course You may repeat a course in an attempt to improve a grade previously earned. However, you are limited in your attempts to courses where a “D,” “F,” or “FN” grade was earned. After the second attempt, the fee for the course increases. You have only three total attempts in any course, including the original grade, repeat grades, and withdrawals. Upon the third attempt in a course, you must be given an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F”. When you repeat a course at Florida State College, only the last grade earned is calculated in your cumulative grade point average (GPA). If you have an excessive number of “W” or “FN” grades and repeat courses to improve your GPA, you may jeopardize your admission to programs in the Florida State University System (SUS) or other institutions. Course Calendar of Activities The following Calendar of Activities is a summary of the lessons and course activities for each module. See specific instructions on how to complete each assignment on the assignment itself in Blackboard. All assignments and quizzes are due by the end of the day on Sunday at the end of each week. Assignments will not be reopened. Dates | Module/
Topics | Readings and Resources | Assignments and Activities | Points Possible | Week 18/24- 8/30 | Module 1: Introduction and Pre-Historic Cultures | Text book (Sayre): Chapter 1, "The Rise of Culture. | Syllabus Quiz | 25 | | | | Self-introduction to the class using Discussion Board in BlackBoard | 50 | | | | Quiz- Chapter 1 | 40 | | | | Discussion 1 | 50 | Week 28/31- 9/6 | Module 2: Mesopotamian Civilizations | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 2: “The Ancient Near East: Power and Social Order in the Early Middle East” * Excerpt from The Epic of Gilgamesh * Excerpt from Inuma Elish Babylonian Epic of Creation * Excerpts from The Bible: Genesis, Chapters 6-9 "Noah’s Ark" * Excerpts from The Bible: Exodus, Chapters 19-24 "The Ten Commandments" | | Week 39/7-9/13Labor Day Holiday;Monday 9/7 | Module 2 | Same readings as Week 2 | Discussion 2 | 50 | | | | Quiz- Chapter 2 | 40 | Week 49/14- 9/20 | Module 3:
The Contributions of Ancient Egypt | * Textbook (Sayre): * Chapter 3: “The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun” * Middle Kingdom literature, “The Teachings of Khety” * The Myth of Osiris * Old Kingdom literature: “The Wisdom of Ptahhotep” | Quiz- Chapter 3 | 40 | | | | Discussion 3 | 50 | Week 59/21- 9/27 | Module 4: Greece | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 4, The Aegean World and the Rise of Greece. * Classical writers in text: * Hesiod’s Works and Days * Hesiod’s Theogony * The poetry of Sappho * Homer’s The Iliad to discuss in class (pop quiz ?) * | | Week 69/28- 10/4 | Module 4:Greece | * Begin reading Sophocles’ Antigone from Chapter 5 | Quiz- Chapter 4 | 40 | Week 710/5- 10/11 | Module 4: Greece | * Chapter 5, Golden Age Athens and the Hellenic World. * Sophocles’ Antigone | Writing Assignment 1-Essay | 150 | Week 810/12- 10/18 | Module 4: Greece | * Chapter 5, Golden Age Athens and the Hellenic World | | | Week 910/19- 10/25 | Module 4: Greece | * Chapter 5: Golden Age Athens and the Hellenic World. * Plato’s The Republic * Aristotle’s Nichomean Ethics | Quiz- Chapter 5 | 40 | Week 1010/26- 11/1 | Module 5:
The Romans Through Art and Architecture | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 6, "Rome" * Catallus Lesbia poems, "Poem 5" and "Poem 43" * Virgil, from the Aenied, "Book 4" * Begin reading Dante’s The Divine Comedy: The Inferno | Quiz- Chapter 6 | 40 | | | * | | | Week 1111/2- 11/8 | Module 6:
The Flowering of Christianity | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 7: The Flowering of Christianity * Excerpts from “Book 2” and “Book 8” of Augustine’s Confessions * Josephus’s The Jewish War, Book 2, “The Three Sects” * "The Beatitudes" from the Gospel of Matthew, Bible * Continue reading Dante’s The Divine Comedy: The Inferno | Quiz- Chapter 7 | 40 | | | | Discussion 4 | 50 | Week 1211/9- 11/15Veterans’Day Holiday-Wednesday11/11 | Module 7:
The Rise and Spread of Islam | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 8: The Rise and Spread of Islam * Excerpts from the Qur’an * Excerpts from the Hadith * The Thousand and One Nights * Nezami’s Khamseh * Poetry of Judah Halevi, “My Heart is in the East” * Continue reading Dante’s The Divine Comedy: The Inferno in preparation for PowerPoint presentation due next week. | Quiz- Chapter 8 | 40 | | | | Discussion 5 | 50 | Week 1311/16- 11/22 | Module 8:
The Early Medieval World in Europe | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 9: Fiefdom and Monastery, Pilgrimage and Crusade * Excerpt from Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel * Excerpt from Caedmon's Hymn * Excerpt from The Song of Roland * Excpert from Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias * Excerpt from “Gesta Francorum” (Deeds of the Franks), "The Fall of Jerusalem” | Quiz- Chapter 9 | 40 | | | | Deadline for Cultural Event Critique | 75 | Week 1411/23- 11/29Thanksgiving holiday:11/26- 11/29 | Module 8 | * Marie de France, Bisclarvet (The Werewolf) * Excerpt from Chrétien de Troyes’ Lancelot | PowerPoint on Dante’s The Inferno | 50 | Week 1511/30- 12/6 | Module 9:
The Gothic Style | * Text book (Sayre): * Chapter 10, The Gothic Style. * Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica * Jean de Meun, Romance of the Rose | Quiz- Chapter 10 | 40 | | | | Responses to three other students’ PowerPoint presentations on Dante’s Inferno. | | Total Points | 1000 |

Course Guidelines and Policies
Instructor Response
I try to respond to questions, phone calls and emails as soon as possible within 24 -48 hours.

Academic Dishonesty Policy Academic dishonesty, in any form, has severe consequences. Please review the college’s Student Rights and Responsibilities page (http://floridastatecollegecatalog.fscj.edu/content.php?catoid=18&navoid=2288).
Policy on Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty
Please remember that any form of plagiarism is always unacceptable and against college policy. Plagiarized assignments will receive 0 points, and most probably will lead to a failing grade in the class. Students who plagiarize will not be given a second chance to rewrite assignments, or add proper source citations.
It is your responsibility to know what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it. For dual-enrolled students, or FSCJ students who have not yet taken an English class to learn how to cite sources, lack of knowledge will not be an excuse. Remember that both in-text citations cross-referenced to a “Works Cited” list at the end of the assignment are both necessary. Quotation marks must also be used around any wording borrowed directly from another source. Citations must also be used for ideas, even though not directly quoted.

Quotations from scholarly sources are a good way to confirm your ideas and are encouraged, but remember to use quotations sparingly. Use of long quotations should be avoided. Quotations should only be used to back up your points. This is not a cut-and-paste job.

Be critical of the sources you use .Org or .edu websites are more reliable. Encyclopedias, Wikipedia and .com internet sources should only be used a frame of reference. Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a public wiki, so anyone, credentialed or not, can post material. However, there are often links to good reliable sources at the end of the Wikipedia articles that can be used.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Writing Guidelines
I invite you to visit the Purdue Owl online writing lab at the following link to find the MLA standards for formatting your papers and citing sources and creating a Works Cited list of sources used. Copy and paste this web address into your web browser for easy access: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/01/. You may also want to visit the on-campus Writing Lab in the Learning Commons of the library for assistance.

Attendance Policy Attendance is measured in this course by your weekly access to the online content and timely completion of required course activities. If you fail to sufficiently participate in the online course prior to the official refund deadline, you can be dropped for non-attendance. If the official withdrawal date has passed and you fail to sufficiently progress in the online course, you can be awarded a Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) grade.
Late/Make Up Work Policy
In an effort to be fair to all students, late work is usually not accepted in this class unless permission is granted well in advance of the due date, which is extremely rare. Any emergency circumstances cited as a request for deadline extension must be documented in writing from a source acceptable to the instructor.

If you are an active military student, contact the professor.
Netiquette/Expectations of Student Conduct It is expected that each of you use appropriate, professional language and respect when addressing classmates, as well as your instructor, in any part of the online classroom. That same level of professional conduct should extend to all assignments submitted. It is expected that you will not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Read the comments of other classmates thoroughly before entering your remarks and responses. Be positive, thoughtful, and constructive in your comments and responses.
Recommendations for Success in this Course * Have a place where you can study and set aside an appropriate amount of time to do it. Generally, a 3-credit hour course requires a minimum of 12 hours of self-study time each week in addition to the time spent completing assignments. * Check the Blackboard course shell every day for any new announcements. * Communicate with your instructor to ask any important questions and to discuss important concepts. * Complete all reading assignments and view and review all chapter resources. * Complete and review all online course activities.
College Resources Florida State College at Jacksonville offers many resources to help you become successful in your course and academic career. A brief description of some of these resources follows.
Library and Learning Commons The Library/Learning Commons (LLC) (http://www.fscj.edu/mydegree/library-learning-commons/index.php) is an instructional area of the College designed to offer a variety of teaching, learning and research resources to students enrolled in courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville. LLC services include individual and small group tutoring; traditional and virtual library services and materials; subject-specific instruction including orientations; free workshops; study areas; and access to tutorials, computers, and multimedia technology. Many databases with a wealth of information to help in researching ideas for your papers are also available through the library website. To find the databases, click on the link above. At the top of the screen you will see tabs entitled “Databases A-Z” and “Databases by subject” where you can research humanities topics.
Academic Advising Counselors and advisors are available to assist students with the achievement of their academic goals. Academic advising is available to help students identify appropriate courses, select majors, select transfer institutions and assist with academic problems. Students are encouraged to seek advising on a regular basis in order to achieve their educational objectives. Appointments may be scheduled through the counseling and advising office (http://www.fscj.edu/mydegree/counseling-advising/advising.php). However, students should know that appointment times will be severely impacted during peak registration periods. For more information, visit the FSCJ Advising page (http://www.fscj.edu/mydegree/counseling-advising/advising.php).
Career Development Center The Career Development Center offers a variety of workshops and events each semester for students and alumni. They can help you determine your career interests and choose a career path. They can uncover opportunities where you can gain relevant work experience and prepare you for the real world of job hunting. For more details, visit the FSCJ Career Development Center page (http://www.fscj.edu/mydegree/career-development/index.php).
Student Assistance Program Any student can experience personal problems that affect them in or out of school. Stress, conflicts, family worries, financial/legal issues and balancing college and home life (and work for many) are some examples. The College now provides free professional Student Assistance Program services. For services call 904-384-1800 or 855-384-1800 (toll-free number) or visit the FSCJ Student Assistance Program page (http://www.fscjsap.com).

150-Point Essay Rubric | Levels of Achievement | Criteria | Exemplary | Meets Expectations | Not Satisfactory | Content | 27 to 30 pointsIdeas are well-related to assigned topic and thoroughly address the main points of the question | 18 to 26 pointsIdeas are mostly related to assigned topic and adequately address the main points of the question | 0 to 17 pointsIdeas are not well-connected to the assignment question, and do not address the assignment question adequately. | Organization | 27 to 30 pointsContains a clear thesis, or main organizing point, and supporting ideas are found in topic sentences. | 18 to 26 pointsThesis presented is vague and/or topic sentences and paragraphs are not well related to a thesis. | 0 to 17 pointsDoes not have a thesis, so paragraphs do not relate to an overall point. | Use of Critical Thinking Skills such as relevance to the question, accuracy, logic, clarity and depth | 27 to 30 pointsExcellent critical thinking skills are evident | 18 to 26 pointsCritical thinking skills are adequately present, but may need improvement. | 0 to 17 pointsCritical thinking skills are inadequate. | Grammar | 27 to 30 pointsExcellent grammar and syntax skills. | 18 to 26 pointsAdequate grammar and syntax skills. | 0 to 17 pointsInadequate grammar and syntax skills. | Spelling and punctuation | 13 to 15 pointsWork is free of misspelled words, text message usage and free of more than 2 punctuation errors | 10 to 12 pointsContains a several misspelled words and /or errors in punctuation | 0 to 9 pointsWork contains many misspelled words, text message usage and/or poor punctuation. | Format | 13 to 15 pointsEssay is formatted properly using MLA format and meets required length. | 10 to 12 pointsEssay is mostly formatted properly using the MLA format, and/or may be a bit short of the required length. | 0 to 9 pointsEssay is not formatted properly using the MLA style and/or is significantly short of the required length. |
50 –Point Evaluation Rubric for Discussion Questions
Answers that do not meet the minimum required word count will not be accepted.
See “Discussion Responses” above.

75-Point Evaluation Rubric for Cultural Event Critiques…...

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