169:072 Leisure and the Liberal Arts 3 s.h.
Time & Location: 6:30P - 9:00P M 15 SH

Instructor: Hunnicutt

 

 

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 --- 2:30-3:45 T TR (412 Jefferson Building)
Dept: Leisure Studies
Department Executive Officer: Ken Mobily, 404 Jefferson Bld- 3193353884
The College's expectation 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.
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 about these aspects of life; 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-, 45% by Mid-term, 45% by Final Exam, 10% class participation, assignments, pop quizzes.

 

Instructor Information:
Benjamin Hunnicutt, Professor, the University of Iowa
Office 412 Jefferson Building
Phone 335-1326
e-mail benjamin-hunnicutt@uiowa.edu
 
Books Required (Books are available at Prairie Lights Bookstore Downtown)

 
Plato, PHAEDRUS (also on the Internet)
Joseph Pieper, LEISURE THE BASIS OF CULTURE
B.F. Skinner, WALDEN TWO
 books available at Prairie Lights Bookstore, downtown Iowa City on Dubuque Street 

Course Packet of Readings available at Zephyr Copies on Washington Street just across from Jefferson Bld.
OTHER READINGS ON RESERVE OR UP ON THE WEB
Videos:
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
computer.
 
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.

"I would like to hear from anyone who has a disability which may require seating modifications or

testing accommodations or accommodations of other class requirements, so that appropriate

arrangements may be made. Please contact me during my office hours."


 
 
 
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.
 
 
Students with Disabilities
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, instructors must
 make reasonable accommodations for students who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities.
 [See also "Assisting Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Instructors".]
The student is responsible for requesting accommodations. It is important that instructors help students preserve
 their privacy and maintain the confidentiality of student records, including records of disability accommodation.
In order to help preserve student’s privacy, instructors are required to make the following announcement during
 the first class meeting and to include it on the syllabus:
"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 contact me during my office hours."
An adviser or instructor who believes that a student's academic performance has been affected by an undiagnosed
learning disability may wish to talk with the student (again, in a manner that preserves the student's privacy) and possibly
 refer the student to the Office of Student Disability Services for formal assessment.
College policy permits students with specific learning disabilities to complete components of the General Education
 Program with accommodations, including completion of the Foreign Language component of the General Education
 Program without completing language courses.
In order to receive accommodations, students must contact Student Disability Services (3101 Burge Hall, 335-1462)
and obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request form (SAAR)
[See sample copy (pdf)]. The form will specify what course accommodations are judged reasonable for that student.
An instructor who cannot provide the accommodations specified, or who has concerns about the accommodations,
must contact the Student Disability Services counselor who signed the request form within 48 hours of receiving the
 form from the student.
Some examples of course-related accommodations are
allowing extended, but not unlimited, time for completion of examinations;
allowing examinations to be written in a quiet, low-stimulus environment;
permitting the use of dictionaries during in-class writing assignments;
using alternative methods to assess mastery of course content (e.g., narrative tapes instead of journals);
allowing papers to be proofread for spelling and grammatical errors;
providing specially trained tutors for course content;
using computer software to assist in the completion of assignments (e.g., spell check, computer-based adaptive devices);
allowing the use of taped materials and resources to assist the student in reading, listening, and speaking;
allowing students to dictate essays to a scribe.
See also "Test Modifications for Students with Disabilities," in this Chapter.
Instructors may also call the CLAS Academic Programs & Services office, 120 Schaeffer Hall (335-2633) with questions on making prescribed accommodations or related concerns.
Students with complaints about disability accommodations must follow the procedures outlined in Chapter 5 under "Student Complaints Concerning Faculty Actions."

 

  ADDITIONAL INFOMATION

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."

 

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.)

 

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.

                                                                                                                                                    169:072 Leisure and the Liberal Arts
                                                                                                                                                                           Syllabus
(for the full syllabus and class calendar, go to the class web page at http://www.shorterworkhours.com)
. Instructor: Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt
 Contact Information:
Benjamin Hunnicutt, E-mail: Benjamin-hunnicutt@uiowa.edu, phone: 335-1326, Office: 413 Jefferson Bld, Office Hours: 11:00-12:30 TTR
Department Executive Officer: Helena Dettmer, 404 Jefferson Bld- 3193353884
The College's expectation 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.
 
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 will need an e-mail account and regular access to a computer.
Since it is essential to the quality of class discussion that everyone be present, prepared, and focused, there may be graded, in-class writing checks on assigned materials (i.e., pop quizzes). In addition, students' successful completion of the course requires writing several essays in response to specific questions introduced as the course progresses.

Reading: Required readings for this course include five books and a wide variety of articles, essays, excerpts and other materials:
As Announced in class-- Course packet available at Zephyr’s (across the street from Jefferson Bld)
Plato, PHAEDRUS (on the Internet)
 
Grading: Set high standards for yourself, as grading will be rigorous. You will receive letter grades for each element of your work, with A for exceptional work, B for very good, C for acceptable, D for unacceptable but passing, F for failing. Pluses and Minuses will be used (e.g., B +, C-) Your overall grade for the course will be calculated as follows:  20% attendance, written assignments, and class participation; 40% by Mid-term (scheduled for Oct 9); 40% by Final Exam(the university choses not to reveal  the final exam date and time until an month before final exam week- as soon as the instructor know the time and date, he will share it with students)
The College recommends the following grade distributions (in percentages) for elementary, intermediate, and advanced courses:

 

A

B

C

D

F

Average

Elementary

15

34

40

8

3

2.50

Intermediate

18

36

39

5

2

2.63

Advanced

22

38

37

3

1

2.77

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.
Arriving to class late/leaving early: Inadvisable, rude, etc. Please turn off cell phones before class starts.

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.

Concerns:   Please contact the instructors by e-mail, by phone, or in person during office hours with any questions or concerns.  University protocol calls for any concerns to be addressed to the instructors first before any higher authorities are consulted.
                                                                                                                                                       

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

"All students in the College have specific rights and responsibilities. You have the right to adjudication of any complaints you have about classroom activities or instructor actions. Information on these procedures is available in the Schedule of Courses and on-line in the College's Student Academic Handbook (http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/academic_handbook/). You also have the right to expect a classroom environment that enables you to learn, including modifications if you have a disability."

"Your responsibilities to this class-and to your education as a whole-include attendance and participation. (Here an instructor could put specific information on his/her or the department's attendance policy.) You are also expected to be honest and honorable in your fulfillment of assignments and in test-taking situations (the College's policy on plagiarism and cheating is on-line in the College's Student Academic Handbook http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/academic_handbook/). You have a responsibility to the rest of the class-and to the instructor-to help create a classroom environment where all may learn. At the most basic level, this means that you will respect the other members of the class and the instructor, and treat them with the courtesy you hope to receive in turn."

"This course is given by the College of ___. This means that class policies on matters such as requirements, grading, and sanctions for academic dishonesty are governed by the College of ___. Students wishing to add or drop this course after the official deadline must receive the approval of the Dean of the College of ___. Details of the University policy of cross enrollments may be found at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/deos/crossenroll.pdf      

 

 

Students with Disabilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, instructors must make reasonable accommodations for students who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities. [See also "Assisting Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Instructors".]

The student is responsible for requesting accommodations. It is important that instructors help students preserve their privacy and maintain the confidentiality of student records, including records of disability accomodation. In order to help presever students privacy, instructors are required to make the following announcement during the first class meeting and to include it on the syllabus:

"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 contact me during my office hours."

An adviser or instructor who believes that a student's academic performance has been affected by an undiagnosed learning disability may wish to talk with the student (again, in a manner that preserves the student's privacy) and possibly refer the student to the Office of Student Disability Services for formal assessment.

College policy permits students with specific learning disabilities to complete components of the General Education Program with accomodations, including completion of the Foreign Language component of the General Education Program without completing language courses.

In order to receive accomodations, students must contact Student Disability Services (3101 Burge Hall, 335-1462) and obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request form (SAAR) [See sample copy (pdf)]. The form will specify what course accommodations are judged reasonable for that student. An instructor who cannot provide the accommodations specified, or who has concerns about the accommodations, must contact the Student Disability Services counselor who signed the request form within 48 hours of receiving the form from the student.

Some examples of course-related accommodations are

See also "Test Modifications for Students with Disabilities," in this Chapter.

Instructors may also call the CLAS Academic Programs & Services office, 120 Schaeffer Hall (335-2633) with questions on making prescribed accommodations or related concerns.

Students with complaints about disability accommodations must follow the procedures outlined in Chapter 5 under "Student Complaints Concerning Faculty Actions."