INSTRUCTOR Owen M. Williamson, MA
In case of absence, or if class is ever cancelled due to circumstances beyond Instructor control, students are still expected to complete and submit all assignments shown on this Calendar page if possible.
Presentation: Introductions. Course rules and regulations, instructor’s expectations. Course Syllabus. Welcome questionnaire. Introduction to the University and to the theme of the course. Students will become familiar with major UTEP academic policies and requirements. Discuss: What is cheating? Copyright and the concept of “plagiarism” in the American university community: your duty to acknowledge sources (something absolutely necessary in all university-level work).
The three grading systems and how to calculate your GPA.[Academic success strategies]. The stop-line principle.
Semester thesis: In each of my courses, I need to make 100% sure that I finish the semester knowing more about the subject than what the professor demands or is teaching.
[Applies to theme / discipline] [Critical thinking]
Assignment: Read Borders Introduction. [Academic success strategies]
Read Introduction to Will Write for Food.
Assignment: reports [Academic success strategies] [Critical thinking] [Academic success strategies] [Critical thinking]
Note: "Plagiarism" means the appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own academic work offered for credit, or using work in a paper or assignment for which the student had received credit in another course without direct permission of all involved instructors. (UTEP Handbook of Operating Procedures, 220.127.116.11.)
In-class discussion: Avoiding "the vanishing act" and responsible college membership. "University Seminar 1301 instructors’ main goal is to help students be successful. Thus, they will have certain expectations of their students. What are some of those expectations and how will those help you be successful?" (Borders xxii)
Introduce Jacob's textbook. Intro to the concept of food studies and food rhetoric.
Introduce campus computer Labs/ Centers.
Formation of work groups (2 or 3 persons). (Student group activity/assignment)
FRIDAY: Class meets in Library 336.
Activate your UTEP Wiki space. [Academic success strategies]
Explore UTEP online access:
1. Read Jacob up to p. 19.
2. Read http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=5123 (Exhibitions at the Rubin Center).
1. Read Borders introduction: The art of attending college. [Academic success strategies]
2. Read High-Risk Behaviors. Print out. Be ready to respond next class. [Academic success strategies]
3. Do Welcome Survey.
Friday: 1. Print out and learn "Three Big Rules" for college writing. [Academic success strategies]
2. Assignment 1: Do item 4 on p. 19 of Jacob's book.
[Applies to theme / discipline]
3. KTEP report. [Academic success strategies—note taking] [Critical thinking]
4. Review "Rhetoric" slide show. [Applies to theme / discipline]
Resources Available UTEP Computer Labs:
Lab Location Phone ACES Phys Science
2nd Floor Lobby
747-8442 ACES Classroom Bldg
747-8727 ACES Classroom eXPansion
747-6481 ACES Math - Bell Hall
747-8814 ATLAS UGLC
747-7875 CALC COBA
747-7666 ILC Health Sciences
747-7211 LACIT Liberal Arts
747-5375 LTC Library 747-5391
Developmental English Computer Labs
The Developmental English Computer Labs are located on the third floor of the Education Building, rooms 315 and 317. The Labs are open to students currently registered in English 0310, English 0311, or English 0111. Developmental English Lab Policies.
For educational purposes only.
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