Tech 102 Course Syllabus
|Course Number:||Tech 102|
|Hours:||2:30 to 3:45 p.m.|
|UC Advisor:||Andrew Hays|
Course goal: The student will learn the skills required for success in college.
This is an experiential learning course. You will learn from your experiences within and outside of the classroom. The reaming experience will be somewhat structured and lectures will be delivered on pertinent subject matter. Lectures will not be the major classroom activity. Classroom exercises and computer lab experiences will supplement the learning. Students are responsible for taking notes and reading the handouts.
Grade criteria: On-time Attendance - is required for every class and is worth 10 points every time it is taken. There is potential for up to 150 points. Excessive absence (i.e. three or more) will result in the loss of a letter grade. Please advise the instructor of any extenuating circumstances.
Journal - is an opportunity for you to record important events that occur in your first semester. It should include your reactions to the reaming process and events that occur in and outside of the classroom. If you want to motivate yourself, find out what makes you "tick," learn why you do what you do, and learn about you; the journal is your opportunity to produce a reflexive evaluation of your personal attempts to improve your scholastic performance. The ability to reflect on experience is a key to personal development. Writing your journal will help you learn about yourself. It will help you grow yourself. A rather noble thing to do, don't you think?
Your journal should contain the sum total of your internal reactions to the lectures, assignments, and activities. It should be a narrative of your experiences in this class. It should summarize your thoughts on the application of what is covered in class and in the text. There are a variety of ways to organize your journal. One suggestion would be to segment your analysis by separating observational data from interpretations. The journal should be typed or word-processed.
Because the journal is important it is worth 50 points.
Assignments - a variety of assignments will be given throughout the semester. Assignments may be given in class or via e-mail (check your e-mail regularly) and will be assigned a due date. Exercises will not be accepted late. Point values are variable and will be announced. Paper - a short five-page paper is required. Criteria for the paper will be distributed and discussed in the first half of the semester. The paper is an opportunity for the student to use the services of the library and the reaming center to better prepare for future university writing assignments. The paper is worth 100 points.
Quizzes - will be given throughout the course. They are not announced in advance and may not be made up. The quizzes will cover material (assigned and discussion) from previous classes. Quizzes are worth 20 points each.
Tests - there will be two tests. One will be given at mid-term and the other will be a final exam. The tests will not be comprehensive, but will require an understanding of the material and discussions covered in class. Tests may be made up if permission is obtained in advance of the test. Test dates are on the syllabus and it is the student's responsibility to make note of the test date and be present. Tests are worth 100 points each.
Extra credit- may be obtained by attending university-sponsored lectures and seminars. Please check with your instructor before attending. Your instructor will provide you with details related to obtaining the extra credit. Signed attendance slips and/or a brief write-up of the event may be required for you to earn extra credit.
Peer Evaluation -
Letter Grades- are determined by a percentage of the sum of points available from attendance, journal, paper, quizzes, assignments, and two exams.
Grades will be assigned as follows:
|100% to 97||A+||79.99 to 77||C+|
|96.99 to 93||A||76.99 to 73||C|
|92.99 to 90||A-||72.99 to 70||C-|
|89.99 to 87||B+||69.99 to 67||D+|
|86.99 to 83||B||66.99 to 60||D|
|82.99 to 80||B-||59.99 to 0||F|
|Lecture on the Learning Community||Obtain UITS e-mail account|
|2||Time Management||Carmen's week exercise||Plan personal schedule|
|3||Learning styles||Learning style inventory|
|4||E-mail and personal groups||Quiz and E-mail in computer lab||
|5||Personal review or "How I'm doing so far"||Lecture||Bring in journal for Tech 102 and Ols 225 review|
|6||Review and discuss journals
World Wide Web use
Prep for paper
|Web Scavenger Hunt
This task will take approximately two to four hours
|Lecture||Study all notes and handouts for test|
|8||Test #1||Think about topic for paper based on a technology taught in the school|
|9||Writing Center Info
Monica Ward 1/2 Hour
Research paper assignment and criteria
|Lecture and activity planning
E-mail, attaching files
|12||Tips on Note Taking
Dealing with Stress
Taking Math Tests
|14||21 Ways to Succeed in College||
|16||Final Draft of paper due|