English 1B (hybrid-online): Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking about Literature
sun Summer session students, as you should already know from reading the CCSF class schedule, our hybrid online class will include six mandatory campus meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4pm in Rosenberg 205e, next to the English Lab.  Fully online weeks will follow that Monday-Wednesday rhythm but with more flexibility since there will be now campus meetings.  Do not sign up for this course if you are taking another class that meets during our campus sessions. The dates for those on-campus classes are 6/16/, 6/18, 6/30, 7/2, 7/28, and 7/30.
leaf Fall '14 students, the mandatory on-campus orientation
will take place in Cyberia, Arts Ext 265:
> Section 831 should attend the Wednesday, 8/20, 6:30-9 pm session
> Section 832 should attend the Thursday, 8/21, 2-4:30 pm session
Please know the section for which you have registered.  
If you have a class or work conflict with those times, contact me in advance.  

The mandatory midterm and final will both take place on Saturdays,
also in Cyberia, Arts Ext 265: midterm = 10/18   final = 12/20
Section 831 will meet 10-12:30                              Section 832 will meet 12:30-3

If you have emailed me about adding online English 1B, please note that students on the waitlist--in the order that Web4 at MyCCSF lists them--will have first crack at any vacant seats/screens.  As you probably know, when the roster filled up during pre-registration an electronic waitlist was activated.  Maybe you are already on the waitlist. Maybe you've even been upgraded from the waitlist to the official roster. Please do not email me to give you priority status or to put you on that list; this can only be done via Web4 during preregistration. Add codes will be given at the mandatory orientation if there are seats/screens available, and those codes will only be given to students who attend the mandatory orientation. 

Full course access will begin at the mandatory orientation, the first class, a required face-to-face session.

Those not in attendance will lose their seat/screen to those on the waitlist.

Textbook information at the CCSF bookstore's site.

If you miss our first class, the mandatory orientation, you will not be in the class because the orientation is, well, mandatory.  Keep "mandatory" in mind if you enroll in the course again next term.  For future info, refer again to this page, as directed by the CCSF class schedule and the CCSF Distance Ed page, which, like this page, you should have seen upon registering for the course.  Remember, CCSF has replaced WebCT with Moodle, an open source course management system.  See insight.ccsf.edu.

For future reference...

Here's how things will go down at the on-campus orientation.  If you are unable to register online for the course or the waitlist but attend the mandatory orientation and somebody on the roster or waitlist is absent, then you might luck out and take their seat. You will need to have English 1B eligibility proof in hand (CCSF documentation) or online (Web4), though, in order to be added.  Please see the English Eligibility Coordinator to verify that you are indeed eligible for the course.  Showing me a transcript from SFSU or another school will not cut it.  You will need CCSF paperwork from the Eligibility Coordinator.  If you are added during the mandatory orientation, you will be given an add sticker, but your course access will not begin until Banner, the school's registration, processes your enrollment the following work day.

NOTE--If you register for this course--or the waitlist--and also register for a face-to-face 1B, the system will bump you out of the online 1B roster or waitlist. 

Please also check www.cvc.edu for online 1B courses offered by other California colleges.  Or, try CCSF again next term.

This is an enjoyable class, but it is not an easy class.  The workload will be constant--but manageable and rewarding. Do not assume that this is easier than a face-to-face 1B. If you have never taken an online course, this one may be great for you . . . or it may be a disaster.  Every week you will have a quiz, a healthy amount of reading, a variety of ways to exchange ideas in the discussion forum, and ongoing research--plus papers due every few weeks, of course, since this is still a composition class. If you have questions, email me at ckleinman@ccsf.edu

Dr. Kleinman

Oh, and if you're eligible for English 1B, you're also eligible for online English 1C and most of the English electives.  For more about CCSF English courses, labs, and the English Major, jump to www.ccsf.edu/english.

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