Dr. Patrick Ryan

Discussion Instructions

Participation & Preparation (10%):  Students are asked to write answers to questions and submit them via OWL prior to the weekly discussions.  Doing the homework on-time, bringing it to class, and volunteering your answers will make up one-tenth of the course mark.  Participation is necessary to avoid penalties (see below), and will prepare you to write the papers successfully.

Minimum Attendance requirement:  Students must attend a minimum of 6 of the 11 sessions; failure to do so will result in a -10% penalty in the course.  The attendance requirement includes the expectation that students will schedule all appointments and other responsibilities to avoid conflicts with the course.  If health issues demand a  prolonged absence, or if you require other academic accommodation, you must meet with the course instructor in-person and provide documentation to the Dean's Office.