Sample Syllabus

*The syllabus below is only a SAMPLE. It may contain more than can be done in a UNIV 1020 class.
Please note: You may not drop UNIV 1020.


UNIV 1020 (for majors in the Department of English and Communications)

 

GRADING

STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY

Students with a disability requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). An Accommodations Request (AR) should be completed as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of the first week of the course. The ODS is located in the Roaden University Center, Room 112, phone (931) 372-6119.

PLAGIARISM

When you summarize, paraphrase (put someone else’s ideas into your words), quote, or borrow data from someone else, you must indicate your source. Failure to do so is plagiarizing. Students who plagiarize will receive a 0 for the assignment.

OTHER

UNIV 1020 will partner with another UNIV 1020 class where the students will read the same book and view the same movie. In Week Thirteen the two classes will meet together to discuss their reactions to the novels and the movies.

Students must complete at least three hours of community service and hand in a journal recording their experience.

Students must attend at least three cultural or informative events and write a journal on each experience. (At least one of the cultural events should be a fine arts event and at least one should be a world cultures event, such as those offered in the Center Stage series.)

Students must attend at least three club meetings and write a journal on each experience.

In Week Six, English majors will discuss writing and speaking about literature and film. PC majors will discuss techniques for creating a brochure on UNIV 1020. Journalism majors will discuss techniques for writing an article for the Oracle.

 


 

Week One

Computers at TTU
Report on information found on the TTU homepage and on the department homepage (e.g., clubs, special interest groups, lottery scholarship information, GPA calculator)

Week Two

What do you want from your college education?
Etiquette in the college classroom
Reports on upcoming events
Students choose a novel and a movie based on the novel for discussion beginning week eight.

Week Three

Where to get help (within the department—who teaches what; what to ask staff; what to ask faculty—who is the chair of your department?)
Where to get help (outside the department)
Discussion of Fair Practice doctrine

Week Four

Careers Sigi 3
Careers
Reports on upcoming events
(Complete sexual harassment awareness training)

Week Five

Community Service discussion
Information on internships, study abroad, coops
Reports on upcoming events

Week Six

Courses, majors the department offers and what these courses can do for you
Career Day
Techniques for talking about literature and film (English majors)
Techniques for writing an Oracle article on UNIV 1020 (Journalism majors)
Techniques for creating a brochure on UNIV 1020 (PC majors)
Introduction to critical thinking
Reports on upcoming events

Week Seven

Course planning for next semester and beyond
Reports on upcoming events.
Have sexual awareness training completed by this week and turn in certificates for completion of the training
How to use critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills in completing your class project described in week six.

Week Eight

Discussion of selected novel
Freshman Progress reports (if available)
Visit to the students’ advisors
Report on upcoming events

Week Nine

Focus on students’ special areas of concern based on the Freshman Progress Reports
Where to get help
What to do in case of an emergency on campus (fire, tornado, etc.)
Report on upcoming events

Week Ten

Continued discussion of selected novel
Reports on upcoming events

Week Eleven

Continued discussion of selected novel
Discussions of community service projects (Some of these may already be completed by this date.)T
Reports on upcoming events

Week Twelve

Discussion of a movie based on the selected novel
Reports on upcoming events

Week Thirteen

Discussion of a movie based on the selected novel
Reports on upcoming events

Week Fourteen

Exchange of ideas with “partner” class on the novel and the movie
Evaluation of events attended

Week Fifteen

Preparing for finals
Advice from an upper-classman