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The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. ― Barbara Kingsolver


If my online class is full and the wait list is full, you WILL NOT get an add code by emailing me before the quarter starts. Please follow college policies and wait until the first day of the quarter to request an add code. At that time, IF THERE IS SPACE FOR YOU, I will respond to your email and send an add code.

If you are hoping to add, please read my add policies below and please understand that I can not respond to every email that I receive. I will try my best using a fair, clearly explained policy below, but I do not respond to every email I receive.

Fall 2015 Courses

EWRT 200 The Fundamentals of Writing

There will be one novel TBA but no other textbook to purchase--all course materials are available online.

The syllabus will be available the first day of the quarter.

ELIT 19 The Bible As Literature

Great literature embodies and interprets universal human experience, and this course will examine the Bible specifically from a literary perspective. We’ll take a look at how universal stories, themes, metaphors, and characterizations surface in the Bible, and explore the many literary forms and genres that can be found there: poetry, narratives, epistles, proverbs, parables, satire, and visionary writing. The course is designed for anyone interested in a literary approach to the Bible, regardless of religious background or how well acquainted they are with Scripture.


How to Read the Bible as Literature by Leland Ryken

ISBN: 0310390214

The Harper Collins Study Bible STUDENT EDITION

ISBN 13: 978-0-060-78684-7

These book will NOT BE IN THE DA BOOKSTORE, so you must order them online from a retailer of your choice. I will provide you the title and ISBN # so that you can shop around, and I will tell you I ordered mine from Amazon for under $50.

These versions are mandatory--we must all have the same copy so that we share the same pagination and resources. Please do not order another edition or another study bible!! Here are links so that you can easily order the book or see the front cover of the version you need:

GENERAL INFORMATION Thank you for visiting my faculty web page. If you are interested in one of my classes, please email me with questions.

My courses always fill before the first day of classes, so please register early. My online classes especially fill quickly. If you were unable to enroll or get on a waiting list, please do not email me until the quarter starts. All students interested in adding an online class should email me with add requests only on the first day of the quarter when add codes become available. PLEASE DO NOT SEND EMAILS BEFORE THE QUARTER BEGINS because I will not be able to help you until the first day.

ADD POLICIES All students interested in trying to add should read the following:

TO ADD MY ON CAMPUS AND HYBRID COURSES: Students who are on the waiting list should attend the first class meeting. If there are vacancies, I will add from the waiting list. I will consider adds ONLY during the first two class meetings based upon open spaces during the first week. Students who are not on the waiting list should consider enrolling in another available course as space in my classes is very limited.

TO ADD MY ONLINE COURSES: You must email me on Monday of the first week to request an add code. Please let me know if you are on the waiting list as waitlisted students will have priority on Monday only. If you are NOT on the waiting list, I will not be able to add you until Tuesday or Wednesday, AND only if there is space in the class because:

• There are currently people officially on the wait list. • The courses are already at capacity • I must first see who shows up and who from the wait list adds.

Here is how I process adds for online classes once add codes are delivered (first day of quarter):

ON MONDAY: I will only add people from the waiting lists
ON TUESDAY: All enrolled students who have not logged in to Catalyst will be dropped at 8 AM on Tuesday. I will continue to give priority to requests from the wait list, but if I can accommodate those who have already emailed me Monday wanting to add, I will.
ON WEDNESDAY: Any open spaces will be filled from the wait list and from those who have emailed me Monday with add requests.

Getting Started in your Online Course (And keeping your spot)

Be sure to log into CATALYST on the first day of the quarter if you do not want to be dropped. I know you are actively enrolled in the distance learning course only after you log on. All inactive students will be dropped without warning on Tuesday of the first week to accommodate those wishing to add. If you have trouble logging in, please email me for help.

 Updated Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00:17 AM by Rebecca Board -
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