Eligibility for ENGL 836
Introduction to the life ways of representative Native American
culture groups found in different geographical areas of North
There will be three exams each worth one hundred points.
Each student will be assigned questions pertaining to a biography
(chosen by the instructor) of a Native American. The details
of this assignment will be distributed and addressed in class.
Ten, one-FULL page reflections on topics related to the study
of North American Indians will be due over the course of the
semester. The “reflections” are ungraded but are
worth ten points each.
Anthropology is a new subject
to many college students. Much of the material covered in
the various anthropology courses at Skyline College is useful
both in and out of class—concepts of race, ethnic
diversity, conflict resolution, and gender roles are some
of the themes covered that students find helpful in their
personal and professional lives. While there are topics
that overlap into other fields such as history, biology,
geography, psychology, religion, et cetera, anthropology
addresses these in a unique way.
In this class you're
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services free to students. I strongly encourage students
to use this excellent resource as soon as they anticipate
Native Nations by Bonvillain
Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream by Sarris
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Grading Scale: Five hundred points are
available in each class.
Grade Total Semester Points %
Attendance will be taken once each class session. Lectures,
class discussions, and films are as much a part of the course
as are the assigned readings and this material will be included
in exam questions. Regular, punctual attendance is of vital
importance since there is no way of making up audiovisual materials,
class discussions or lectures. Contact me if you miss a class
due to illness, etcetera. Students who continue to miss classes
may be dropped from the course. Also, out of courtesy to your
fellow students and instructor, pagers and cell phones should
be kept inaudible.
Making Up Missed Exams:
Students are expected to take all exams on scheduled dates.
Make-up exams are only given in the case of a valid and documented
emergency and must be made up the following week of their return
during my office hour. Do not schedule routine appointments
during exam times. Students who wait longer than one week will
not be permitted to take the test and will receive a zero on
that assignment. Extra credit is not accepted from students
who have missed an exam or any assignment.
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Skyline College does not tolerate plagiarism or any form of
cheating. All students should read the Student Handbook so that
each of you is aware of your rights and responsibilities while
attending Skyline College.