Welcome to Peoples of America!
In this course, students explore the diversity of people living in the United States. We will discuss the collective experiences of various groups and we will examine the intersections of race/ethnicity, social class, gender, religion, dis/ability and sexual orientation. There will be a focus on structural inequality and the effect it has on individual choices and behaviors. Note: This course transfers to Temple as American Ethnicity R064. This fulfills the Race &Diversity requirement for Temple.
There are many advantages to taking hybrid courses. You have the structure of meeting regularly in the classroom, but some flexibility of doing some work online.
We will meet every Monday and Wednesday for the entire semester. Your classroom attendance is required. Instead of meeting on Fridays, you will spend time participating online. We will talk more about this when we meet on the first day of class.
I look forward to working with you all this semester.
Best, Max Probst
Orientation: There will be orientation information posted on our canvas site to familiarize you with the objectives and requirements of the course. We will go over the class syllabus and format in the classroom on the first day.
You will need to have access to a computer to participate in the on-line discussion questions and to submit assignments.
Contact With the Professor: Regular and frequent contact with me is encouraged and expected. You should feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have. My office is in Penn Hall Room 243 on the Newtown campus. My office phone number is 215-968-8274 or if you are on campus dial Ext: 8274. You can e-mail me on our Canvas site - simply go to the "E-Mail" function and click on 'Compose.' You can also send an email to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be utilizing several features of Canvas, but most frequently the "Discussion" tool and the "Quizzes" link, the "Assignments" link in our course space. Please log into Canvas and review the Student Orientation and Student Materials which are available to students before the start of the semester. The Canvas Basics course can be found at https://bucks.instructure.com/courses/36545. There is no login required.