DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY
Important Course Information
Honor Code: The Old Dominion University Honor Code is in effect at all times in this class. Your name on an exam, paper, or homework assignment constitutes your acceptance of the Honor Code:
"I pledge to support the Honor System of Old Dominion University. I will refrain from any form of dishonesty or deception such as lying, cheating, and plagiarism, which are honor violations. I am further aware that as a member of the academic community it is my responsibility to turn all suspected violators of the Honor System. I will report to an Honor Council hearing as summoned."
Plagiarism: "A student will have committed plagiarism if he or she reproduces someone else's work without acknowledging its source; or if a source is cited which the student has not cited or used. Examples of plagiarism include: submitting a research paper obtained from a commercial research service, the Internet, or from another student as if it were original work; making simple changes to borrowed materials while leaving the organization, content, or phraseology intact; or copying material from a source, supplying proper documentation, but leaving out quotation marks. Plagiarism also occurs in a group project if one or more of the members of the group does none of the group's work and participates in none of the group's activities, but attempts to take credit for the work of the group." Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this class. (For more information: http://al.odu.edu/al/resources/ About%20Plagiarism2.doc)
Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcomed and unsolicited conduct of a sexual nature, physical or verbal, by a member of the university community of the opposite sex (or the same sex) in an official university position. Sexual harassment in any situation is prohibited. It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide students and employees with an environment for learning and working which is free of sexual harassment whether by members of the same sex or the opposite sex, which is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (For more information: http://www.odu.edu/ao/polnproc/pdfs/6320.pdf)
Students with Special Needs: In compliance with PL94-142 and federal legislation affirming the rights of disabled individuals, provisions will be made for students with special needs on an individual basis. The student must be identified as "special needs" by the university and provide a letter from the Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA) located in 1525 Webb Center. Any accommodations will be based upon written guidelines from the OEA. All students are expected to fulfill all course requirements.
E-mail: Students are required to use valid Old Dominion University email accounts to send official information and notices and are held responsible for accessing electronic mail to obtain official University communications. Students should use their secure ODU email account to communicate with professors.
Course Evaluations: Course evaluations are submitted on-line. You will be notified by e-email when you should evaluate this course. The link to the Course Evaluation System is available under Academic Resources at the university home page: http://www.odu.edu. You will need your UIN and password. Please take the time to evaluate this course when asked to do so. All evaluations are anonymous.
Final Grades: Instructors are not permitted to give out grades via telephone or email. In order to find out what grade you received in this course, you must go to LeoOnline at the university home page: www.leoonline.odu.edu. You will need your UIN and password.
Career Management Center: The Career Management Center offers a Career Advantage Program, which provides opportunities to gain work experience related to your major through internships, cooperative education or practical experience outside the classroom. The College of Arts and Letters has career coaches to assist in this process by providing help with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, and interviewing skills. You may stop by the office in BAL 1006 (tel. 757-683-4388) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Their website is http://www.odu.edu/ao/cmc/index.php.
Updated August 2011