emphasizes student participation through group discussions. It is expected that students will read the
assigned chapters per the weekly requirements.
During Week 3, 6,
and 8 in the course, you will be required to participate in active discussions
with your group. Your participation grade will be based on this work. You will
have from the beginning of the week until the end of the week to participate.
The goal is to have an active dialogue among course participants. Each
discussion question will have a topic/article posted to guide your discussion.
As a McMaster student, you have the right to experience, and the responsibility to demonstrate, respectful and dignified interactions within all of our living, learning and working communities. These expectations are described in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (the “Code”). All students share the responsibility of maintaining a positive environment for the academic and personal growth of all McMaster community members, whether in-person or online.
It is essential that students be mindful of their interactions online, as the Code remains in effect in virtual learning environments. The Code applies to any interactions that adversely affect, disrupt, or interfere with reasonable participation in University activities. Student disruptions or behaviours that interfere with university functions on online platforms (e.g. use of Avenue 2 Learn, WebEx or Zoom for delivery), will be taken very seriously and will be investigated. Outcomes may include restriction or removal of the involved students’ access to these platforms.
Copyright and Recording:
Students are advised that lectures, demonstrations, performances, and any other course material provided by an instructor include copyright protected works. The Copyright Act and copyright law protect every original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, including lectures by University instructors.
The recording of lectures, tutorials, or other methods of instruction may occur during a course. Recording may be done by either the instructor for the purpose of authorized distribution, or by a student for the purpose of personal study. Students who wish to record sessions need to acquire permission from the instructor. Students should be aware that their voice and/or image may be recorded by others during the class. Please speak with the instructor if this is a concern for you.
In this course, we will be using
on-line elements, which may include email, Avenue to Learn, WebEX, and external
web sites. Students should be aware
that, when they access the electronic components of this course, private
information such as first and last names, user names for the McMaster e-mail
accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all other students in
the same course. The available information is dependent on the technology used.
Continuation in this course will be deemed consent to this disclosure. If you
have any questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with
the course instructor.