grades + thank you + happy summer!

dear SOC 100 students:

I’ve posted your grades on CUNYFirst, so you should be able to see them now.  They are also on Blackboard in a column called “Final Grade Total.”

If you have any questions about your grade, first look at Blackboard to check the grades that were entered for your assignments & also look at the syllabus for the breakdown of the grade calculation.

If you had excessive absences or lateness, I may have deducted points from your final grade (as per my attendance policy in the syllabus).

If you think there is a mistake with your grade (such as a data entry error or a grade calculation error)  send me an email request to make an appointment to meet to discuss the problem. I will not be  on campus on a regular basis until late August, but I will let you know when I am available to meet.

I would love to  see you in my other class, ASN 114. Please also tell your friends who may be interested in this class. There are still slots open for the Fall 2017 section (Tuesdays 2:00-4:45 PM).

It was a pleasure to meet you all– I had a wonderful time teaching and learning with you this semester!

Please keep in touch.

all my best for a happy and healthy summer,
Professor Munshi

 

info about a summer job

from Dr. Michelle Ronda, a Criminal Justice professor at BMCC:

BMCC Students and Alumni (or soon-to-be alumni!):

Would you like a summer job near campus?

Would you like to support public parks?

Would you like to learn about research and build your résumé?

Would you like a flexible work schedule, to work on a great team, and have a fun and rewarding summer job?

If so, we may have just the job for you!

Faculty in the Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department have teamed up with our local neighbor, the Battery Park City Authority, on a research study about the public parks of Battery Park City.

Professors Isserles (Sociology) and Ronda (Criminal Justice) will be supervising this project about the public parks of Battery Park City this spring, summer, and fall, and we are inviting students to apply for paid work as research assistants and research supervisors.

For more information about this great opportunity, please contact Professor Michelle Ronda at BMCCresearch@gmail.com and include:

  • Your name, address, and phone
  • Your major
  • Any relevant research experience (in class or employment)

total column

Also, by the way, the “Total” column on Blackboard is misleading, as it only tells you the total number of points you have accumulated in this class. As you can see from the syllabus, different assignments weigh different amounts– so a running total of points won’t tell you your estimated grade. You can calculate it by doing the math as per the breakdown on the syllabus.

 

grades

hi there,

I have just completed grading every single thing I have from you– Journal #11, extra credits, overdue essays, etc.  Please take a few minutes before class on Thursday to log into Blackboard to look at your grades– if there are any questions or data entry mistakes, we can resolve them before I have to start calculating your final grades for the course.

Essay #3 due Thursday, and some changes

Please remember that Essay #3 is due on Thursday.

For full credit, you must turn in:

*Your first draft

*A note that explains the revisions that you made

*Your final draft

As I mentioned in class last week, I changed the instructions so that you only need to include 3 concepts and 3 readings (instead of 5).  This means that you can also write a shorter essay– instead of 5-6 pages, your essay is now expected to be between 4-5 pages. If your essay is longer, as per the original instructions, you will not be penalized.

 

update on evaluations…

As you know, BMCC has sent out a link for course evaluations. Please fill these evaluations out.  To motivate your participation, I will give the whole class one extra credit point if you get to a 90% response rate, as a class.

Right now, you’re at ~60%.

You only have a few days left! The link is active through Friday, May 19.

 

BMCC Evaluations

As you know, BMCC has sent out a link for course evaluations. Please fill these evaluations out.  To motivate your participation, I will give the whole class one extra credit point if you get to a 90% response rate, as a class. Right now, you’re at 50%– not bad. The evaluation links are active until May 19.