Summer Session I
May 29th-June 29th, 2001
Class Times: M-Th., 3:45-6:15 p.m.
Class Location: TLC 201
Instructor: Prof. Nicola Denzey
at all classes. If you are sick, or away from school for an emergency,
please let me know in advance if possible. You may send me e-mail
or leave a message on voice mail. Absence from more than three classes
over the semester may result in a lowered grade. Even though this
is a film course and we will be watching films together you may
have seen before, because of they way that we will be watching these,
simply skipping class and "catching up later" by watching the film
on your own will not be sufficient.
must be completed in advance of each class, unless otherwise specified.
3. Coming in
late, leaving early, and wandering in and out to go the bathroom
is rude and disruptive; such behavior will be reflected in a negative
class participation grade. I also expect you to stay awake throughout
the film, so prepare accordingly!
1. To receive
a passing grade, students are expected to satisfy all course requirements,
as described above. Failure to meet any individual requirement may
be grounds for receiving a failing grade for the course.
2. Students are
reminded that they are bound by SkidmoreŐs Honor Code. It should
go without saying that all work should be your own. If I discover
that you have turned in plagiarized work, I will report this immediately
to the Dean of Studies and you will receive an automatic grade of
F for that piece of work, and, in most cases, a final grade of F
for the course. The Honor Code also dictates that if you know that
someone else is not handing in their own work, you are bound to
report this. You may do this anonymously, or you may tell me or
anyone else without having to worry that your identity will be reveal.
A special note about internet plagiarism: unfortunately, the WWW
has made plagiarism very tempting to lazy, harried or unethical
students. Let me be clear: copying and pasting anything from the
internet into a piece of work you will hand in clearly constitutes
plagiarism. It must be placed in quotation marks and properly cited.
You should know that as easy as it is to simply copy and paste text
into a paper, it is equally easy for me to look up the passage in
your paper on an excellent search engine. Know, also, that I hate
doing this, that I do it often, and that every semester I have caught
students handing in plagiarized material. In every case, I have
failed the student and initiated a hearing before the Dean of Studies.
For the student, itŐs humiliating and permanently damaging to your
academic recordÉso donŐt do it!
3. For the purpose of determining your final grade, course work
will be weighted as follows:
and participation: 25%
Four short papers (4-5 pages): 4 X 15% = 60%
Three short (i.e. 1-2 pages) film prcis = 15%
4. I will not
accept papers submitted after deadline. If you need an extension,
you must ask me in advance so that we can negotiate a date which
is fair to everybody.