CJ 532 - Journals

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Civil Liberties - Student Journals

We are trying something different in this class. Journals will be posted online and students are expected to review the journals of other students. You do not need to follow any particular format (as opposed to past classes). The journals should include a minimum of two submission per week. At the end of the course your journal should document your thoughts about civil liberties as we move through readings and other course experiences. Journals should refer to readings (in text and elsewhere), internet content, events in the news, and the journals of others in the class.

These journals can be very informal. The grading criteria will include frequency of posts, evidence that the student is doing the reading and thinking about the material, and evidence of a progression of thought regarding the issues raised in this class. Grading will not be completed until the end of the class so that the entire journal can be reviewed.

We will be using an advertiser supported service for these journals. This free service provides the features we need for the class, although we have to put up with advertisements. We are using something called "web logs" or "blogs" for our journals.

  1. Go to http://easyjournal.com/ to set up your class journal.
  2. Follow instructions at easyjournal to set up your free page.
  3. Under journal settings select "Anybody" and be sure your journal is "Listed."
  4. E-mail your easyjournal address to Dr. Mentor at mentor@nmsu.edu as soon as your account has been established.

Links to student accounts:

Dr. Mentor - http://mentor.easyjournal.com

  • Student links have been removed.

Copyright 2003

Kenneth Mentor

Page revised July, 2003