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The Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts Program expects that students will

  • engage in critical thinking about the discipline, their ideas, and the ideas of other students;
  • address their peers and course instructors with respect during lectures, discussions, and workshops;
  • read the assigned material for their courses, including textbooks, books, articles, and other class resources, as well as the work of their peers submitted for class critique;
  • write and submit work that adheres to the proper format outlined for a particular course—this work should be proofread and copyedited before submission to correct grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation mistakes;
  • write critical studies analytical papers in designated humanities (HU) and liberal arts (LA) classes using appropriate academic language—these papers should develop deductive arguments, define and apply theoretical/historical models, marshal evidence, and render cogent analysis;
  • work collaboratively with their peers in respectful ways and serve as a productive, contributing member of their groups in those classes requiring group projects;
  • adhere to all submission deadlines detailed on the course syllabi;
  • respect and operate under the mandate that class attendance and coursework take priority over non-academic, non-course related activities; and
  • dedicate an appropriate amount of time to work outside of the class per week—three-credit hour courses are designed around an expectation of six hours of work by the student outside of class per week, and four-credit hour courses have an expectation of eight hours.