Frequently Asked Questions

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Have a question about the course that isn’t on the syllabus? Maybe you can get an immediate answer here!

Q: How does this website work?

A: Listen to the audio tour embedded below:

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Q: How do I contact the Professor?
A: See the About the instructor page for info

Q: Where do I find the course syllabus?
A: See the syllabus page

Q: Do we really need to get the required books?


A: Yes. We’ll be using all of them.

Q: When do I need to get the books?
A: The course will follow the outline published on the syllabus, but you should make arrangements to get them as soon as possible. The least expensive used books sell out fast and sometimes shipping takes a long time.

Q: What are we doing this week?
A: See the home page for a new post with detailed instructions. It’s updated every week

Q: Where is the reading you assigned?
A: You’ll need the required course books for readings assigned from them: see the Course Books page for info. PDFs and other articles will be on the Readings page or linked in the weekly instructions on the home page. Make sure you’re looking at the correct week!

Q: Where can I find the video you assigned?
A: Details will be in the weekly post on the home page. Make sure you’re looking at the correct week! Videos will be linked in the post if they’re on the Internet or on the Video page. The password for Video is the same as for Readings

Q: Where is the link for the weekly class Zoom meets?

A: See the Zoom meet info page. Registration is required for security purposes so I know who’s in the “room” and the page is password protected with the same one used for Readings–also for security. email the instructor if you don’t know the password.

Q: Why can’t I find things on Blackboard?
A: This class uses this website instead. All important info and updates will be posted here.

Q: How do I turn in my assignment?
A: See details on the assignments page

Q: How and where do I post the required comments?
A: Each weekly post on the home page can accept comments. First, click on the title of the post to open it up. Then scroll all the way to the end and click on the “Add Comment” button. You need to add your name and email address, but only your name will be published. The first time you comment it has to be approved by me: after that your comment will appear after you post it. Remember that the comment field closes 14 days after the post first appears. After that, no more comments can be added for the week.

Q: I made a comment, but don’t see it yet. What happened?
A: The first time you comment it has to be approved by me: after that your comment will appear after you post it.

Q: Why can’t I post a comment?
A: First, make sure you’ve opened up the post by clicking on the headline: scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see the comment field. Also remember that comments close 14 days after the date the post first appeared. After that, no more comments will be accepted.

Q: I read through this entire page, but you still haven’t answered my question!
A:  Contact me and I’ll sort it out!