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7/31/12-None of my classes are hybrid classes. (In hybrid some of the teaching is done online, and on those days, the class may not meet in the classroom.)  With the exception of First Year Seminar (PHIL 021), all instruction will be in the classroom.  I do, however, use SacCT for various purposes including testing. I also use the internet for some course work. Thus, you are required to have access to a computer. The campus has many computer labs available to you, so if you don't have your own computer, you will still be able to do the classwork. You will also be required to check your university email, daily.  If you have not already done so, it is good to set up your CSUS email to forward to the email address you regularly use. All essays will be submitted via Google Documents, so you will need to have a Google username and password. If you have a gmail account, you already have a username and password.

All of my classes use some degree of Team-based Learning. If you are not familiar with it, let me allay any fears you may have about working in teams. TBL has built in guards against "free riders". If your previous experience with teams is that one person does all the work, and the rest of the team gets the credit, let me assure you, that doesn't happen with TBL.  If a team member doesn't fully participate in team activities, his/her grade will reflect that fact. Most students (nearly all) find the TBL approach to be helpful and enjoyable.