Welcome to Spring 2016

Hard to believe, but it’s nearly here: Spring Semester.

I wanted to take a moment to say hello and welcome you to classes. I will see you next week!

Carmen may not open up for you until class begins, so here are the basics to get you started while you wait:

HDFS 2367 (applies to both the Mon/Wed AND Tue/Thu classes)

  • There is one required textbook. You can purchase it at the bookstore, or online. Here it is on Amazon, for instance. You will notice that it is one of the least expensive textbooks you’ll buy (you are welcome). YOU NEED THE BOOK. You can find it used as well (check HalfPrice books or craigslist) or visit the public library. It is a mainstream book. I don’t care if you share the book with someone or borrow it, buy it or rent it, but have it. Period.
  • There is no midterm.
  • The final is a project and presentation rather than exam.
  • There are quizzes online and you may use materials while taking them.
  • Group work is common in my courses.
  • Attendance is one-fourth of the grade in this class. Because so much of our foundational work is done in class (including group work) it is very difficult to be successful in this class if you are absent often.
  • Extra credit is available.

HDFS 5440

  • There is no textbook to purchase. All readings are provided to students electronically or via link or paper.
  • There is no midterm.
  • The final is a project and presentation rather than exam.
  • There are quizzes online and you may use materials while taking them.
  • Group work is common in my courses.
  • The subject matter is very mature and we speak candidly.
  • We welcome speakers into class on a variety of non-normative sexual and relationship topics.
  • Attendance is nearly HALF of the credit in this course. That’s not a typo. You must have good attendance in order to succeed and if you aren’t a come-to-class sort of person? This is NOT your class. Trust me.
  • Extra credit is available.

I will see all of you next week and am looking forward to a fun (albeit chilly) semester.

And now… a bit of levity for you:

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