The Course

Course Organization: A Digital Classroom

Facilitated by distance-learning technologies this course creates a hybrid learning space that enables students to learn in both digital and physical classrooms. Blackboard Collaborate will be used to deliver the class, while students and the instructors also meet in person for discussions and small-group projects. Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester to prepare students for the digital sessions on Blackboard Collaborate.

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

Plagiarism (failure to acknowledge via appropriate citation one’s sources, whether written, visual, online, and other forms) is a serious violation of the ethics of scholarship. Dishonesty in any of your academic work is grounds for an “F” for the entire course.  Please contact the instructors if you have any questions regarding what constitutes plagiarism in the context of this course.

Oberlin College requires that students write and sign an “Honor Pledge” for all assignments. This pledge states that “I affirm that I have adhered to the Honor Code in this assignment.” The full Honor Code is posted to Blackboard.

College of Wooster’s expectations in regard to issues of academic honesty are fully articulated in the Code of Academic Integrity as published in The Scot’s Key and form an essential part of the implicit contract between the student and the college. You are expected to know and abide by the rules of the institution as described in The Scot’s Key and the Handbook of Selected College Policies.

Special Accommodations

The instructor would be very happy to help in any way to ensure that you perform well in this course. Students are invited to inform the instructor as soon as possible of any special needs they may have. All discussions will remain confidential.

Oberlin students who have a documented disability should contact Jane Boomer, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (Peters G27-28; 775-5588). More information available at:

Wooster students who have a documented disability should meet with Pam Rose, Director of the Learning Center, at the start of the semester to discuss reasonable accommodations. You may contact the Learning Center at ext. 2595 or through email at