Class Policies and guidelines

Extensions and Late Assignments



All written work created for the class must by typed. All of the work you do in class must be original work, ie your own, and cannot be used to fulfill the requirements in another course unless proposed in writing and worked out in advance with the instructors.

Font size on written work should be 10-12 point only. Please use MLA, APA, or the Chicago style—and use them correctly. See your instructor if you need help finding information on styles. Proper use of style, as well as punctuation, spelling, etc is important and will weigh in the overall grade.


Attendance is MANDATORY. Attendance is taken in the first 10 minutes of class, and those not present are marked absent for the class unless prior arrangement has been made. You are allowed a grace of two absences. After 2 absences you will lose a fraction of a letter grade off of your entire course grade at the end of the term for each additional absence (for example, an A student with 4 absences would receive a B+ [A-, B+].

Field Trips

Throughout the term where time permits and opportunity presents itself, the class may visit various multimedia installations around Montreal. These trips will usually be within the scheduled class time or at an alternate time agreed upon by the class.

Email Protocol

I are very available and reachable via email. Please always put Coms398in the subject field so that I know what course it pertains to. Do NOT re-email me asking if I got your email. I will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer, usually within 24 hours.

Email Account

As part of this course, you are required to have an email account. If you do not already have an account, go to CC 207 (computer services) with your valid Concordia I.D., get the account.