Attendance is required at all class meetings--any exceptions will be determined at the sole discretion of the instructor (consisten with university policies). While a very few absences may be excused in advance of the class in question, points will be taken off from semester totals commensurate with tardiness, class content missed, and work not completed. An excused absence is not equivalent to attending class. Students are held responsible for inquiring about missed lectures, completing all assigned readings (the optional textbook and other readings below are intended to support classroom presentations), completing all assignments and arranging their satisfactory completion with the instructors prior to an excused absence. Your attention and active participation in class is expected and required. Please turn off all cell phone ringers and the like.
Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results.
The instructor requires the highest standards of academic honesty, ethical conduct and scholarly integrity to be maintained for this course and all work at the University of Florida. Among other things, this means that plagiarism is considered a most serious offense. Ask the instructor if you aren't certain of how specifically to comply with these standards and expectations.
UF students are bound by the Honor Pledge: "We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code."
On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment." The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obliged to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor.
Students requesting classroom accommodations & services must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
Student e-mail contact information from the Registrar is used to communicate for the duration of the course. You will first outline your academic background and research interests, then develop a project topic in cooperation with the instructor. Next, you will begin evaluating a range of library research tools as a part of a pair of assignments that amount to partial drafts of the final bibliography project. Finally, students will identify and use a variety of reference and research tools to expand, annotate and improve upon these initial bibliographies.
Attendance, participation, timely consultation with the instructor, interim assignments and the completion of a final bibliography project all will be essential elements in the evaluation of your performance for this course. Attention to scholarly standards and accepted formats will be required.
|Date due||Assignment||Point value (% final course grade)|
|Sept. 2||Research background & academic interests statement||10%|
|Oct. 21||Draft bibliography, phase 1 (reference resources, dissertation and journal databases)||20%|
|Nov. 4||Draft bibliography, phase 2 (archival resources, national & topical bibliographies, government documents)||20%|
|Dec. 9||Final project (annotated bibliography) due||40%|
|Attendance, participation (classroom discussions and consultation with instructors on project) and timeliness.||10%|