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.
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
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
to http://easyjournal.com/ to
set up your class journal.
- Follow instructions at easyjournal to set up your free
- Under journal settings select "Anybody" and be sure
your journal is "Listed."
- E-mail your easyjournal address to Dr. Mentor at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as your account has
to student accounts:
Mentor - http://mentor.easyjournal.com
- Student links have been removed.