Clio Wired

An Introduction to History & New Media

Course Requirements

    • You need to bring a laptop to every class – you will need a device to do the required work with digital tools or materials. Remember to bring your power cord with you; each class is two hours and forty minutes in length!


    • You are required to sign up for a domain hosting with Reclaim Hosting; the cost is $25 for a year. There is no required textbook. All the readings are online.


    • All George Mason University students have agreed to abide by the letter and the spirit of the Honor Code: “not to cheatplagiarizesteal, and/or lie in matters related to academic work.” If you are uncertain what that policy covers, see the information provided by the Office of Academic Integrity. All violations of the Honor Code will be reported to the Honor Committee for review.


    • If you are copying and pasting text that someone else wrote, you might be plagiarizing. Pasted or manually retyped text is not plagiarized only when all of the following three conditions are true:  1) the pasted text is surrounded by quotation marks or set off as a block quote, and 2) the pasted text is attributed in your text to its author and its source (e.g., “As Jane Smith writes on her blog . . . “), and 3) the pasted text is cited in a footnote, endnote, and/or a bibliography (e.g., “Smith, Jane. Smith Stuff. Blog. Available Accessed August 1, 2012.”)


    • Late work will not be accepted.


    • No incompletes will be issued.


    • Any student who requires special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact me to make necessary accommodations (before February 1, please). Students should present appropriate verification from the Office of Disability Services, (SUB I, Rm. 4205; 703-993-2474). All academic accommodations must be arranged through that office.


    • If you are forced to miss either an examination or the due date for an assignment either as the result of an illness or a family emergency, fairness to all students in the class requires the proper documentation, without which your excuses will not be accepted