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COURSE PLAN Instructor: Colonel Robert M. Hogan
Length of Term: Sep 2015 – Jan 2016
TEXT:Cultural Studies An Introduction to Global Awareness Dear Student: The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms for any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay security deposits for access, participation, materials, or equipment. There will be fundraising events throughout the year. If you are unable to attend the event, you will not be prevented from participating in an educational activity.
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Class changes will not be allowed after the first grading period. A student who drops a course after the first grading period of a semester for reasons within their control, or who is dropped because of his/her behavior in class is detrimental to the welfare of the class may receive an “F/U” grade on his/her semester grade reports and cumulative grade history records. Grades reported on the semester report card are part of the student’s cumulative grade history records. When students withdraw from a class for reasons not within their control, the school shall evaluate individual circumstances and determine whether a grade should appear on the student’s cumulative grade history record.
In addition, the school website below has detailed information about the academic honesty policy and tardy policy which is located in the “Student Handbook 2012-2013.”
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COURSE DESCRIPTION AND COURSE OBJECTIVES
Course Description: An Introduction to Global Awareness provides cadets course about the world’s cultures. It is designed to introduce cadets to the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness. It delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region. This semester the focus will be on Latin America. You’ll study history; geographic locations; language; political and economic reform; cartels and the growing drug trade; poverty, educational limitations and environmental challenges; and U.S. interests and regional issues.
The student textbook, lecture, hands-on activities, videos, and discussions, will be used to assist the students in this study of Latin America.
Course Objectives: The cadets should: Because of the many complex issues in Latin America and its importance to the rest of the world, students should gain an appreciation of the history, culture diversity, ethnic conflicts, politics, and economics that have affected these countries over the centuries.
COURSE POLICY AND PROCEDURES Attendance: You’re expected to attend all scheduled classes on time. Be in your seats before the bell rings prepared to learn. Tardies cannot be made up and are accruable throughout the six-week period. Excessive tardies will result in being placed on the “Loss of Privilege” list.
Cell Phones, and other Electronic Signaling Devices:Cellular Phones, Pagers, and Other Electronic Signaling Devices* Students may only use cell phones, pagers, and other electronic signaling devices on campus before school, during lunch, and after school. These devices must be kept out of sight and turned off during the instructional program. Unauthorized use of such devices, including issues of academic honesty, disrupts the instructional program and distracts from the learning environment. Therefore, unauthorized use is grounds for confiscation of the device by school officials, including classroom teachers. Confiscated devices will be given to Mrs. McCartney in the counseling office. Only parents may retrieve the devices from the counselor. Repeated unauthorized use may lead to disciplinary action. If a student refuses to give the cell phone or any electronic device to the teacher, the matter will be referred to the vice principal for additional consequences (i.e. detention, Saturday school, suspension).
*School personnel, including school police, do not have resources to investigate instances of lost or stolen property unless suspect information is provided. School Police will not conduct a police investigation or take a police report.
a. Address all instructors and AFJROTC staff by appropriate military rank or title.
b. Arrive on time for class.
c. Cell phones, and other electronic devices will be turned off while class is in session.
d. No eating, drinking, and chewing gum.
Dress and Personal Appearance: Cadets must comply with Air Force grooming standards and appearance. Refer to Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2903, Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel; and Air Force Junior ROTC Instruction (AFJROTCI) 36-2001, Air Force Junior ROTC Operations; and the Air Force Junior ROTC Uniforms and Awards Guide for the standards of dress and personal appearance. Additionally, the military uniform will be worn to class on Mondays and to any other specified military activity as directed.
Physical Fitness: Air Force ROTC requires students to regularly participate in a physical fitness program. The ultimate purpose of any physical education program is to help all students gain the skills & knowledge to be physically active for a lifetime. Our program is designed to provide a safe & inclusive learning environment requires students to regularly participate in a physical fitness program and meet California PE Content and Fitnessgram standards stated below:
California High School Content Standards
Overarching Standard 1: Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Overarching Standard 2: Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles and strategies.
Overarching Standard 3: Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Physical Fitness Testing (FITNESSGRAM)
The primary goal of the FITNESSGRAM battery of tests is to assist students in establishing lifelong habits of regular physical activity. The FITNESSGRAM is conducted in November (upper class only) and March. Students will be pre-tested in September to establish baseline fitness levels and set personal goals. The FITNESSGRAM tests 6 main fitness areas that represent 5 components of fitness: Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition. In Course 2 students will have a second opportunity to achieve 5 out of 6 Healthy Fitness Zones. Students who do not achieve 5 out of 6 Healthy Fitness Zones must continue taking physical education courses in grades 11 and 12 until an overall passing score is obtained. As FITNESSGRAM is a state-mandated test, student scores will not be computed as part of their academic grade.
The 6 FITNESSGRAM required tests areas are:
1. Aerobic Capacity (PACER, One-Mile Run, or Walk Test)
2. Abdominal Strength and Endurance (Curl-Ups)
3.Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility (Trunk Lift)
4. Upper Body Strength (Push-Ups, Modified Pull-Ups, Flexed Arm Hang)
5. Flexibility (Back-Saver Sit and Reach, Shoulder Stretch)
6. Body Composition (Body Mass Index [height and weight]
PE Grading This portion of the grade will include the cadet's preparation (i.e., coming to class ready to learn), cooperation, participation in class, attendance, leadership, etc. Since a cadet earns PE and elective credit for this class, there will also be an emphasis on dressing for physical education in appropriate Physical Education attire and actively participating in the physical fitness exercises.
The academic grade (learning-focused) is based on the degree to which each student meets or exceeds the 3 overarching California Model Content Standards and corresponding performance standards.
The citizenship grade (non-academic, behavior/effort-focused) is determined by following class rules, arriving on time, wearing acceptable athletic clothing, exhibiting a willingness to learn, participating in class activities, and
Students will be required to bring a written note from a parent in order to be excused from physical education. A doctor’s note must be presented for illness or injury lasting more than three days. Students will be required to suit up and participate to the maximum degree that their illness/medical condition allows. Students will be required to make up all missed work.
Chain-Of-Command: Use the cadet corps chain-of-command to address cadet corps issues. Feel free to contact the instructor to discuss academic or other issues that may be of concern. If a matter is cadet corps related, the instructor will refer students to the cadet chain-of-command. Also, remember to take any cadet corps matters through the cadet corps chain-of-command before taking the matter to either of the Aerospace Studies Instructors.
Cadet Code of Conduct: Cadets will not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate it among his/her fellow cadets. Additionally, the integrity of a cadet’s word must be unquestionable. His/her word must be more than good; it must be unequivocally sincere. A student’s signature must also be a seal of good faith. He/she stands behind it with their honor. It is the mark of the assumption of responsibility and their firm promise to fulfill that responsibility.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism and cheating WILL NOT be tolerated; both will be dealt with severely.
Open Door Policy: The instructor will support students to the fullest extent to assist them in passing this class and/or dealing with any other important matters. Students are highly encouraged to discuss with the instructor issues concerning academic or personal problems. The instructor is also available to answer questions about or shed light on active duty Air Force life.
Class Format. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions and hands-on activities. Visual aids will be used to supplement the instruction. You may ask questions at any time. Your active participation in class discussions is an important ingredient in your learning process. Please come prepared!
Make-up Policy. I will accept make-up work for all graded measurements in the case of excused absences only. Contact me in my office to determine make-up test/work/ time.
Your final grade will be based upon your ability to achieve the course objectives as evidenced by your performance on one mid-term examination and presenting a 12-15 minute presentation on an Latin American country.
The country study will be an informative power point presentation which should give an overview of the country, the topography, political system, culture, religion, economics, social issues, environment, and current events. One of the references you may want to use are the country studies found on the web at www.state.gov Students will obtain the approval from the instructor on their country study
Also, to receive full credit for “class participation,” students must be present for class and actively participate in all discussions and exercises.
Your final letter grade will be determined using the following scale:
%Total PointsFinal Grade
90-100 198-220 A
80-89 176- 197 B
70-79 154-196 C
60-69 132-153 D
00-59 0-131 F
COURSE OUTLINE TUES, 08 SEP 2015
TUES, 15 SEP 2015
Chapter 5, Lesson 1 Latin America: An Introduction
Student Preparation: Textbook, read pp. 476-487
Checkpoints: p. 507, answer questions 1-4
Know the geographic locations of the five major regions of Latin America
Know the major religious groups and languages of Latin America