Monday, January 9, 2017

Class requirements

·      Faithful attendance. Your grade will drop one level for each two absences, after the first two. If you miss more than 5 sessions, you will flunk. Do not email me excuses or reasons why you are absent. If you miss a daily assignment, it may not be made up. There are enough assignments to offset the loss.
·      Be on time for class. I take this personally and being late is the quickest way to get on my bad side.
·      Adoption of journalism media in another country, with 4-page report and presentation to class from research, including social media interaction with members of that country’s press.
·      Midterm and final tests, based on class discoveries and student presentations.
·      Learning the location of countries in the world with blank maps.
·      Blog assignments—all assignments on the class blog, Clarkinternational, must be completed by assigned deadlines. No credit if deadline missed. Clarkinternational--
·      Extreme note taking—Notes required in every class.
·      Bring the New York Times to every class.
·      Writing assignments—250 word news stories from NY Times on media; guest speakers.
·       Good grammar. You must be fluent in English. Misspelled words cost 50 points each.
·      You may not make up assignments or exams.
·      If you have a medical condition that will mean extensive absences, you must notify the professor in the first week of class, with documentation. If you cannot attend at least 10 weeks of the semester, drop the class.
SUPPLIES—Paper and pen,  for notetaking, to every class period.
·      Countries to be included: Australia, Canada, China (English language versions), England, India, Malaysia, Mali, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, U.S. military overseas, Wales. Also, the dangers to and murders of journalists in other countries. You may report on a geographic portion of the country, or a specific media area (print, broadcast, online, etc.)
·      If you speak more than one language, you may adopt the country whose language you are fluent in: China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, etc.

Presentation guidelines: 
·      10-15-minute presentations, including visuals—power point, etc.--illustrating the student group, and your country’s media. Four page paper to professor.
·      One page outline handout of presentation for all class members;
·      Guidelines for structure and evaluation for both presentations to be handed out in class.
  • SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: No fancy covers. First page includes your name, date, subject title, list of sources. Then begin at mid-page. Paper to be stapled in upper left hand corner. All  work, except in class exercises, must be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman or Palatino typeface, on one side of the paper, with 1” or 1 1/2" margins. Make sure your toner is readable dark. ( Work will not be accepted unless it complies with these guidelines.  E-mail submissions allowed only on designated assignments.

DEADLINES: Must be met. Absolutely. Period. End of discussion. Journalism is a deadline business. Accordingly, late work will not be accepted. Don’t bother to hand it in—you get a “0”grade. Absence is no excuse.

GRADING SCALE: 100-91--A; 90-81--B; 80-70--C; 60-69—D
·      Map quizzes—100 points-20 percent
·      Country presentation-150 points-30 percent
·      Two tests (Multiple choice only)—75 points each, 30 percent
·      Miscellaneous writing assignments, including on blog, 100 points, 20  percent.
·      Total points--500

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