169:072 Leisure and the Liberal Arts 3 s.h.
Instructor: Benjamin K Hunnicutt

Instructor: Benjamin Hunnicutt
Begins: 05/19/2003    Ends: 06/06/2003
Time & Location: 1:30P - 4:50P MTWTh 61 SH 



Click here for Course Calendar--  all readings and all assignment are here


Course Information.
169:072 Leisure and the Liberal Arts 3:sh
Approved GE: Humanities
Instructor, Benjamin Hunnicutt
Hunnicutt's office hours --- T, Th 11-1, 412 Jefferson Building

Objectives of the course include: To familiarize you with a broad range of historical and contemporary perspectives on leisure and the Liberal Arts; to further your ability to think analytically and critically; to help you improve your skills and comfort level with spoken and written expression through discussion, reading and writing assignments and class presentations;  to encourage you to reexamine the way that higher education fits into and improves your life..

You grade will be determined- 20% attendance, written assignments,  and class participation, 40% by Mid-term, 40% by Final Exam


Instructor Information:

Benjamin Hunnicutt, Professor, the University of Iowa

Office 412 Jefferson Building

Phone 335-1326

e-mail benjamin-hunnicutt@uiowa.edu


Books Required

Course packets available at Zephyr’s (across the street from Jefferson Bld)

Other books at Student Union Bookstore

Plato, PHAEDRUS (on the Internet)


B.F. Skinner, WALDEN TWO



PBS's "Running Out of Time," and "Groundhog Day"


General expectations for all students include consistent class attendance,

adequate preparation, constructive participation and completion of reading and

writing assignments on deadline. For purposes of class communication and

fulfillment of assignments, you'll need an e-mail account and regular access to a



Other policies


Special accommodations: Special academic arrangements for students with

disabilities may be facilitated by Student Disability Services, 133 Burge Hall, tel.

335-1462. Students who feel they need special accommodations for any aspects of

the course are encouraged to contact SDS and to speak with the instructors as

early in the semester as possible.




Deadlines: Deadlines are deadlines. If you anticipate a serious problem, alert the

instructor beforehand.


Unethical conduct: Plagiarism (i.e., expropriating the words and ideas of others and

passing them off as one's own) and cheating of any sort are grounds for a failing

grade in the course. Under University guidelines, plagiarism may lead to expulsion.

Consult the Liberal Arts Bulletin for a full discussion of this offense.


Complaints: Feel free to contact the instructors by e-mail, by phone or in person

during office hours with any concerns or complaints.


If you would like to see a description of the writing project, go to this web page- click here

Notes and overheads for lectures



  • The name of the department, location of the departmental office, and information on how to contact the DEO or his/her designee. Leisure Studies, Ken Mobily, 416 Jefferson Bld
  • Statement that, for each semester hour credit in the course, students should expect to spend two hours per week preparing for class sessions (e.g., in a three-credit-hour course, standard out-of-class preparation is six hours). For each semester hour credit in the course, students should expect to spend two hours per week preparing for class sessions.
  • Statement on availability of modifications for students with disabilities

The student is responsible for requesting accommodations: "I would like to hear from anyone who has a disability which may require some modification of seating, testing, or other class requirements so that appropriate arrangements may be made. Please see me after class or during my office hours."


  • Procedures for student complaints.

A student who has a complaint against any member of the College's teaching staff is responsible for following the procedures described below. Complaints may concern inappropriate faculty conduct, incompetence in oral communication, inequities in assignments, scheduling of examinations at other than authorized and published times, failure to provide disability accommodations, or grading grievances. In complaints involving the assignment of grades, it is College policy that grades cannot be changed without the permission of the department concerned.

§               The student should ordinarily try to resolve the matter with the instructor first.

§               If the complaint is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student should discuss the matter further with the course supervisor (if the instructor is a teaching assistant), the departmental executive officer, or, in some departments, another faculty member designated to receive complaints.

§               If the matter remains unresolved, the student may submit a written complaint to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, 120 Schaeffer Hall (335-2633). (Graduate students should be directed to the offices of the Graduate College, 205 Gilmore Hall, 335-2137.)

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs will attempt to resolve the complaint and, if necessary, may convene the College's Committee to Resolve Student Grievances. The Associate Dean will respond to the student in writing regarding the disposition of the complaint.

If the complaint cannot be resolved through the mechanisms described above, the student may file a formal complaint, which will be handled under the Faculty Dispute Procedures.

While the College recommends the procedures above, students always have the right to complain first to someone other than the instructor (for instance, to the director of undergraduate studies, the departmental executive officer, or the University Ombudsperson) if they do not feel, for whatever reason, that they can directly approach the instructor.

(NB: If the complaint involves sexual harassment, the procedures above need not be followed. The Office of Affirmative Action has primary responsibility for complaints under the Policy on Sexual Harassment and Consensual Relationships. If a complaint at the departmental or college level involving reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities cannot be resolved through the mechanisms described above, students may also consult the Office of Affirmative Action.)


  • The collegiate policy on plagiarism and cheating.

An instructor who suspects a student of plagiarism or cheating must inform the student in writing as soon as possible after the incident has been observed or discovered .

Instructors who detect cheating or plagiarism may decide, in consultation with the DEO, to reduce the student's grade on the assignment or in the course, even to assign an F. The instructor writes an account of the chronology of the plagiarism or cheating incident for the DEO, who sends an endorsement of the written report of the case to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, 120 Schaeffer Hall. A copy of the report must be sent to the student.

The Associate Dean may uphold, as the offense warrants, the following or other penalties.

§                     First offense: disciplinary warning until graduation.

§                     Second offense: recommendation to the Dean of the College that the student be suspended from the College for a calendar year or longer.

§                     Third offense: recommendation to the President of the University that the student be expelled from the University.

If a student believes that the finding of plagiarism or cheating is in error or the penalty unjust, the student will be encouraged to arrange a meeting with the instructor and the departmental or program administration to present a response. If the student is dissatisfied with the result of this meeting, he or she may request a hearing by writing to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, who may refer the matter to the College's Committee to Resolve Student Grievances . If the student is not satisfied with the results of the hearing, he or she may request a review by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Reports of first and second offenses of student academic misconduct reside only in the CLAS Academic Programs & Services office. A notation of disciplinary action does not appear on a student's record for a first or second offense. Reports on first and second offenses are destroyed when the student graduates, or after five years if the student has not graduated. Reports for third offenses are maintained as part of the student permanent record system in the Office of the Dean of Students

Forgery of University Records

The Code of Student Life prohibits forgery of University records, documents, or student identification cards. Staff members in the Registration Center routinely examine registration documents to verify the authenticity of advisers', instructors', and deans' signatures. If forgery is suspected, the questionable document is photocopied and sent directly to the person whose signature is in doubt.

If the signature is a forgery, the adviser or instructor informs the CLAS Academic Programs & Services office, providing relevant information and an explanation of extenuating or unusual circumstances. Staff members in the office interview students suspected of forgery and take disciplinary action based on the interview and verification provided by the adviser, instructor, or dean.

Disciplinary action includes, as the offense may warrant, disciplinary warning for one calendar year or until graduation, the reversal of the action requested by the forged document, or other penalties. If a student feels that the penalty imposed by CLAS Academic Programs & Services is unjust, he or she may request a hearing by sending a written request to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, who may in turn refer the matter to the Committee to Resolve Student Grievances for review. If the student is not satisfied with the results of the hearing, the student may request a review by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Committee to Resolve Student Grievances

The College's Committee to Resolve Student Grievances is an ad hoc committee composed of faculty and student members. It is constituted when a student requests a hearing to reconsider a finding or penalty administered in a case of plagiarism, cheating, forgery, or other academic misconduct.

The full policy is printed in the Schedule of Courses and the College's Student Academic Handbook.