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
I WILL NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS REQUESTING ADD CODES for online ewrt 1A UNLESS I HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR YOU. CURRENTLY, THE WAIT LIST ARE ACTIVE AND LONG, AND IF YOU ARE NOT ON IT, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE AN ADD CODE. THE COURSE ROSTER WILL BE FINALIZED BY THE END OF THE DAY WEDNESDAY, SO IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN ADD CODE BY THEN, THERE WAS NOT ONE AVAILABLE FOR YOU.
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.
EWRT 1A The Examined Life: Reading and Writing about Education and the Pursuit of Happiness
This is an ONLINE course.
Course materials are designated by the instructor and include videos, poems, essays, and short stories--all of which you will be able to download from our Catalyst course site. We also read passages from Stephen Mitchell's translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, which is available free on the internet as a PDF or audio file, or you can purchase a copy of this book wherever books are sold.
EWRT 1B Critical Reading, Writing and Research
I am teaching two hybrid sections of this class, and we are reading some GREAT stuff this fall quarter. If you are trying to add this class, please attend a class meeting in S49 MW 10:30 or 12:00
The novels will be announced at the first class meeting and may be purchased at a retailer of your choice.
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.
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: I will 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: All enrolled students who have not logged in to Catalyst will be dropped at 8 AM 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.