Student Information for Course Outlines
Per UPS 300.004
, the policies described and linked below are policies students need to know for every course. Please review these policies and refer to them when needed.
Students with Special Needs
Please inform the instructor during the first week of classes about any disability or special needs that you may have that may require specific arrangements related to attending class sessions, carrying out class assignments, or writing papers or examinations. According to California State University policy, students with disabilities must document their disabilities at the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office in order to be accommodated in their courses. Additional information can be found at the DSS website, by calling 657-278-3112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a coursematch student and require ADA accommodations for access to this course and are registered with Disability Services at your home campus, please contact the Disability Support Services office at CSU, Fullerton by emailing email@example.com or by calling (657) 278-3112 for assistance.
Academic Dishonesty Policy
Academic dishonesty includes such things cheating, inventing false information or citations, plagiarism, and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by students to show a possession of a level of knowledge or skill, which they in fact do not possess. Cheating is defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by the use of any dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Plagiarism is defined as the act of taking the work of another and offering it as one’s own without giving credit to that source. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred (1) are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved; (2) should possess reasonable evidence such as documents or personal observation; and (3) may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate, ranging from an oral reprimand to an F in the course. Additional information on this policy is available from University Policy Statement 300.021 .
To be able to respond effectively in an emergency, be sure to note (a) fire alarm pull station locations, (b) evacuation map including the class’s outside meeting area, (c) emergency procedures for fire, medical emergency, hazardous materials release, earthquake and dangerous situations, and (d) location of nearest emergency phone. Any person with special needs is encouraged to speak with the instructor privately. All campus personnel are required to participate in all campus-wide drills. More emergency preparedness information can be found at the Classroom Preparedness website. The emergency procedures (c above) that you need to follow in our class are detailed in the classroom guide at the end of this syllabus.
If an emergency disrupts normal campus operations or causes the University to close for a prolonged period of time (more than three days), students are expected to complete the course assignments listed on the syllabus as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.
Undergraduate Student Learning Goals
Through campus-wide collaboration, CSUF developed a set of University-wide Learning Goals (UPS 300.003) in May 2014.
- Demonstrate intellectual literacy through the acquisition of knowledge and development of competence in disciplinary perspectives and interdisciplinary points of view.
- Think critically, using analytical, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, to apply previously-learned concepts to new situations, complex challenges and everyday problems.
- Communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
- Work effectively as a team member or leader to achieve a broad variety of goals.
- Evaluate the significance of how differing perspectives and trends affect their communities.
- Recognize their roles in an interdependent global community.
General Education: Programmatic Student Learning Goals and Learning Outcomes
Led by the Senate GE Committee, incorporating feedback from diverse campus constituents, CSUF developed a set of General Education: Programmatic Student Learning Goals and Learning Outcomes in Spring 2015.
- Apply their understanding of fundamental concepts, methods, and theories in natural sciences and mathematics, arts and humanities, and social sciences.
- Seek and acquire relevant information and apply analytical, qualitative, and quantitative reasoning to previously learned concepts, new situations, complex challenges, and everyday problems.
- Develop ideas and communicate them competently and ethically, verbally or nonverbally, both orally and in writing, in a variety of contexts.
- Develop skills to collaborate effectively and ethically as leaders and team members.
- Develop self-awareness, knowledge, intercultural skills, and critical reflection to participate ethically and effectively in local communities and global contexts.
***Courses in Oral Communications (A.1), Written Communication (A.2), Critical Thinking (A.3) and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B.4) shall include a statement that:
A grade of "C-" (1.7) or better is required to meet this General Education requirement. A grade of "D+" (1.3) or below will not satisfy this General Education requirement.
Graduate Student Learning Goals
Led by the Graduate Education Committee, incorporating feedback from diverse campus constituents, CSUF developed a set of Graduate Student Learning Goals (UPS 300.041) in May 2017.
As appropriate to the discipline and the degree program, graduate students should be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions including higher order competence in disciplinary perspectives and interdisciplinary points of view;
- The ability to access, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate complex information from multiple sources and in new situations and settings;
- Advanced communication skills;
- The ability to work independently and in collaboration with others as artists, practitioners, researchers, and/or scholars;
- The ability to apply appropriate methods and technologies to address problems that affect their communities;
- Social responsibility within diverse communities and in interdependent global community.