Policies for Spanish Courses in DLLL
Tests and Assignments*:
- Late assignments will not be accepted.
- Written and oral assignments and tests cannot be made up.
- Regardless of circumstances, the dates for the major quizzes will not be changed.
- Students are expected to have mastered ALL the material from the beginning of the course and later tests will include material from the early stages.
The successful study of Spanish requires consistent and active participation. Mere physical presence does not constitute class participation. Adequate participation includes being prepared for class; completing all homework assignments (written or otherwise) before class begins; arriving on time; paying attention in class; volunteering to answer questions; asking pertinent questions; demonstrating respect for all members of the class; interacting productively with other students and the professor to create a classroom environment conducive to learning; and consistently striving to meet course objectives. Tardiness also affects the participation grade. Students who have been away from classes are responsible for the course material covered during their absence as well as for being familiar with the material being studied upon their return to classes. It is each student's responsibility to obtain this information from other students before returning to classes.
Plagiarism and Academic Honesty
Each student is required to become familiar with the University Senate’s policy on academic honesty. Offences against the standards of Academic Honesty include making false claims or statements and submitting false information. Should you have provided incorrect information concerning your eligibility for entry into Spanish courses you may be subject to formal charges and removed from this course and the University. For further information, please review the DLLL enrolment eligibility information and consult the following York University’s sites concerning Academic Integrity:
- Academic Integrity FOR STUDENTS: http://www.yorku.ca/academicintegrity/students/index.htm
- Academic Integrity Tutorial: http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity/
- Additional information can be found on p. 7 of the DLLL Supplemental Calendar 2011-2012. This document, also known as the mini-calendar, can be read on the DLLL web page: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/dlll/calendar/DLLL_Calendar_2011-12.pdf
Students must ensure that they are fully enrolled in the University, and they have their own York University computer account. For information about activating your account, consult the University website at the section entitled: “All About Passport York: Information for Students”: http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/currentstudents/ppystudents.html. Student accounts must be activated before using the computers in the Multimedia Language Centre.
All written work (such as essays, compositions, translations or any other kind of work to be done at home) MUST be done on a computer. No handwritten homework will be accepted under any circumstances. The only acceptable handwritten work will be assignments in an exercise book, and such in-class work as quizzes, exams and translations. If a student does not own a computer, students are advised that this equipment is readily available at York University in specially designated areas (such as computer labs and Libraries).
Laptops, Cell Phones and Audio/Visual Recording:
Laptops may be used in class for the purpose of note taking but may not be used for anything unrelated to the course. Furthermore, laptops are not to be used during oral exercises or during other students' presentations.
Cell phones must be turned off in class. Absolutely no texting is allowed in class.
Unauthorized audio or video recording in classrooms is prohibited.
Important Departmental Policies and Grading Scheme
Please refer to the information outlined in the DLLL Undergraduate Supplemental Calendar 2010/2011 (pp. 7-11).
York University Sentate PoliciesImportant information for students regarding the Ethics Review process, Access/Disability, Academic Honesty/Integrity, Student Conduct, and Religious Observance Days is available on the Registrar’s Office webpage www.registrar.yorku.ca/
*These policies are applicable in all but extraordinary cases, for which official documentation is required. For official documentation concerning medical conditions, see the Attending Physician’s Statement documentation.