Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course ObjectivesTime Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored AssessmentsYour Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)


Course Title:  ENG 200 - Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)

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Course Description and Prerequisites

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Course Objectives

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Time Expectation

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Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files

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Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks

An Introduction to Language by Fromkin, Rodman, and Hyams published by CENGAGE.

*Either the 10th or 11th edition is fine.

ISBN for 10th edition: 9781133310686
ISBN for 11th edition: 9781337559577

*The NOVA bookstore will only have the 11th edition. 

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials

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Course Grading

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Course Policies

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Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.

 

Incomplete Policy:

The incomplete grade is used for verifiable unavoidable reasons. If you have made significant progress in your course, your end date is near, and you have reasons that can be documented as unavoidable, you may request a grade of Incomplete. To request a grade of Incomplete for this course, you must:

  • Have satisfactorily completed 60 percent or more of the assignments (per VCCS policy)
  • Explain your extenuating circumstances in writing
  • Provide a plan for completing the remaining assignments in writing (all work must be completed by the end of the subsequent semester)
  • The time you have to complete the course must be agreed upon with your instructor, but will be no more than one additional semester

Withdraw from the Course

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Student Rights & Responsibilities

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*Misconduct / Academic Honesty: Misconduct is not permitted. Please refer to the Student Handbook for student conduct, including the section on academic honesty. Cheating and plagiarism cannot be tolerated in an academic setting. Cheating includes dishonesty on tests and assignments of any kind. What is plagiarism? In short, a paper or a section of paper can be
considered to be plagiarized if exact words, phrases, or sentences are used in the paper without a source citation either within the text or in the works cited page. Here is more on plagiarism:http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism

* Follow the guidelines below when completing assignments/tests for this class: 

Discussion boards/written work

Homework Exercises

Quizzes/Tests/Exams

Cite all sources in MLA format; works cited page necessary (including the course textbook); you must use in-text citations as well

 

Only sources permitted are textbook and materials on Blackboard.

TestsExams will be closed book/closed note.

No Wikipedia sources allowed

Only sources permitted are textbook and materials on Blackboard.

 

No cellphone usage permitted. No extra
printouts permitted. No online sources permitted.

 

Generally, web sources not preferred; use your best judgment when using an online source

 

Posting questions on the open forum is permitted, but you want to word your questions in a way that do give away the answers to the whole class.

No scrap paper permitted. 
The only thing you can access is the test/exam itself. 

 

Online sources not permitted.

 

Collaboration with other students not permitted

Collaboration with other students not permitted

Collaboration with other students not permitted

Overview of Assignments

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Taking Proctored Assessments

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Your Email Account

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Student Resources

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Accommodation Policy and Statements

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NOVA Online Policies and Procedures

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Course Summary:

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