Course organization


The course will be graded using the following criteria. 

  • 25% in class participation/discussion
  • 50% final paper
  • 25% various written assignments during the semester
  • If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to us
    a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs
    be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on
    documented disabilities. Contact: 303-492-8671, Willard 322.
  • Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make
    every effort to deal reasonably and fairly with all students who, because of
    religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or
    required attendance. We will make reasonable accommodation for any religious observation - please let us know in advance.  (campus policy / commonly observed religious holidays)
  • Both students and faculty are responsible for maintaining an appropriate
    learning environment. Those who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards
    may be subject to discipline. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are
    especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with
    differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation,
    gender, gender variance, and nationalities. Class rosters are provided to
    the instructor with the student's legal name. We will gladly honor your
    request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise
    us of this preference early in the semester so that I may make appropriate
    changes to my records. See policies at class behavior and student code.
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder policy on Discrimination and
    , the University of Colorado policy on Sexual Harassment and the
    University of Colorado policy on Amorous Relationships apply to all
    students, staff and faculty. Any student, staff or faculty member who
    believes s/he has been the subject of discrimination or harassment based
    upon race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual
    orientation, or veteran status should contact the Office of Discrimination
    and Harassment (ODH) at 303-492-2127 or the Office of Judicial Affairs at
  • All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for
    knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution.
    Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic
    dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All
    incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council
    (; 303-725-2273). Students who are found to be in
    violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic
    sanctions from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but
    not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). Other
    information can be found at Honor Code

© M.W. Klymkowsky & E. Furtak 2008