Course Requirements


Writing Responses

Along with preparing you to be a better reader, this class will help you develop as a scholarly writer.

Final essay due by midnight US EST/EDT on the date scheduled below. Submit as attachment (Microsoft Word, or Rich Text Format) to me by email at:

Unit Quizzes are due on the date scheduled below, US EST/EDT via D2L. You will have a 24 hour window to access the Quizzes, starting at midnight the day before the quiz is due. Quizzes are timed (1 hour). Access Quizzes via the Assessment line in D2L.

You will respond once a week through written chapter reading responses ( (400 word minimum) and turned in, via email ( as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF). Type: ENGL3700 in subject line of email.

Formal Writing

You will be responsible for Two six-page essays. They will be based on your knowledge of the field of communication and the application of that knowledge to critique two films. The essays should be six page minimum, double-spaced in a common font like Times New Roman 12 pt. The heading should include your name, the date, and the title, no need for more. Use 1  inch margins. Do not do insulting page lengthening goofball spacing font arrangements.


Attendance is required and necessary since this is a participation-oriented class. More than four absences are grounds for failure. There will be times in the semester when you really need the days off, so don’t miss class without good reason.

If you know you are going to miss a class, let me know. You are responsible for finding out what you missed and what assignments are due for the next class. If you miss a class, FIRST, ask your classmates, then feel free to ask me. Missed assignments will not be excused because of absences. Athletes: any special arrangements for athletes must be made with the professor at least two weeks prior to the event.

Do not come late to class. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, for any reason, you will be marked as absent. Likewise for leaving class early. Also, three times tardy equals an absence. Late attendance and absences will affect your participation grade. If you miss more than four (two, TR) classes, you will not receive an “A” for your participation grade.

You are expected to be prepared for every meeting. This means completing all reading and writing assignments on time. Failure to do so will greatly affect your participation grade.