Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course PoliciesPlagiarism and Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Technical SupportAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)


Course Title: CST 229 - Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)

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Course Prerequisites and Description

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Course Objectives

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Time Expectation

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Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proficient searching the web for information
  • Able to download and print information from websites
  • Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files

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Textbooks and Materials

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials

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Course Grading

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Course Policies

Attendance Policy

 

Discussion Policy

 

Plagiarism Policy

 

Late Work Policy

 

Assignment Submission

 

Grading Turnaround Time

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days from the submission date, and sooner when possible.

Communication Policy

Netiquette describes what you should or should not do if you want to get along with other Internet learners. Consult The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette by Arlene H. Rinaldi.

The following is the netiquette statement for this course:

  • As a member of the academic community, conduct yourself in person, in print, and online in a responsible way and in the spirit of courteous educational inquiry.
  • Be courteous, even when you disagree, and always provide clear, logical support for your views.
  • Clear communication of meaning depends entirely on your word choice and visuals, so choose your words and visuals carefully to communicate effectively with your audience.
  • Avoid typing in all capitals because it is difficult to read and is considered the electronic version of "shouting."
  • Abide by the policies of the College and the laws of the state and the country for electronic communication. The College policies are listed in the NVCC Student Handbook.

Incompletes

The interactive nature of this course does not allow for incompletes.  The incomplete grade is used for verifiable unavoidable reasons.  If you have made significant progress in your course, your end date is near, and you have reasons that can be documented as unavoidable, you may request a grade of Incomplete.  To request a grade of Incomplete for this course, you must:

  • Have satisfactorily completed [VCCS policy specifies it must be more than 60%] of the assignments.
  • Explain your extenuating circumstances to me in writing (for my consideration of your request).  There must be some kind of extenuating circumstance (something more then car trouble on the way to the testing center, technical problems and the like) which prevents you from completing exam 2 on time.  This is required by college policy.
  • Provide a plan for completing exam two in writing

Withdraw from the Course

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Plagiarism and Student Rights & Responsibilities

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Overview of Assignments

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Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes

Exam Passes

There are two (2) proctored exams in this course. The exams are online and must be taken in a proctored environment.

Print out the Exam Pass and read the directions which follow in Taking Exams.

Taking Exams

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Your Email Account

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Student Resources

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Technical Support

For technical assistance, please visit the NOVA Online IT Support website for contact information and support resources.

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Accommodation Policy and Statements

External Tools Used in the Course

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YouTube

Accessibility statement is not available on YouTube's website. Here is the link to the instructions on how to use YouTube with a screen reader.

You can find the transcript of a YouTube video by clicking More and then select Transcript.

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NOVA Online Policies and Procedures

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Course Summary:

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