IM 355 Interactive Media Theories, Concepts, and Practices

Spring 2023

Special Considerations

BU Coronavirus website information: <> and <>.

Electronic devices may not be used in class. This includes iPods/mp3 players and cell phones. Use of electronics will meet with the suggestion that you log off and/or leave the classroom.

Due dates and times are listed on the syllabus. Syllabus will be updated, when needed, with notice.

The Optional Final Exams are given in your normal classroom, 01: Thursday May 4 12:00 pm-2pm; 02: Monday May 8 9:00 am-11:00am. If you arrive on time you may use the full two hours. Generally, the examination takes 1 hour.

The Final Examination is OPTIONAL. Your grade cannot be lowered by taking the optional final. Students who do not attend will be given the grade associated with their total number of credits sans the final examination. No early or make-up exams will be arranged without extreme circumstances. Students with emergencies must contact Dr. Lamoureux (by phone or teleconference) before the end of the test period; consideration will be given for emergencies. Remember that I do not use text messaging; do not send text messages to me.

All students are responsible to the same syllabus schedule, regardless of outside or BU-sponsored activities. I only accept materials early by agreement. Absences must be thoroughly documented and arrangements made BEFORE THE CLASS IN QUESTION in order to qualify for exception.

There is a CANVAS site for class-wide email, resources, extra-credit assignments, and grades, but the class is run primarily from this syllabus.

Please do not call (home, 672-5878; cell 635-2605) after 8pm unless there is an emergency. "Official" office hours are Tues/Thursday, 10:30-11:15 (in person--315 GCC) and by appointment (in person or via ZOOM).
e-mail & FaceTime: <>; Skype: <dredleelam>.

Student Access Services:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. Students requesting accommodations must register with Student Access Services located at 100 Heitz Hall and provide appropriate documentation to verify eligibility. You can reach the SAS at (309) 677-3654 or 677-3685. Find more information at the Student Access Services website.<>

Policy regarding e-mail comunication about grades:
As a matter of the CFA’s policy to protect student privacy and in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, questions and concerns regarding grades must be presented in person, by phone, teleconference, or in a written letter. Instructors will not respond to questions and concerns via email. You may raise issues via e-mail; however, I may require alternative communication setting & channels for answering.

Policy regarding student inability due to an illness:
When missing assignments (needing to turn in an assignment late in this class) due to illness, it is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation to verify the illness, unless the Office of the Associate Provost for Student Affairs informs an instructor of the basis for the accommodation. Students may sign an informational release form at Student Health; the document enables faculty to verify treatment at the Clinic. Notes from non-BU medical services can be scanned/photo-ed and sent via email.

Plagiarism merits an “F” on the activity and disciplinary action. DON’T copy the work of others and DO document sources properly. Turnitin is licensed by the university. Students are responsible for knowing the Bradley University policy available here: Information about Turnitin and plagiarism prevention is available on the Bradley Turnitin website -- Students using ChatGPT or any other automated/AI-generated language/writing device (with the exception of audio transcription software) will flunk the assignment and be written up for an academic integrity violation.

(A) Text Reading Analyses

(B) Concept Analyses

(C) Extra Credit (D) Grading
Special Considerations Concepts Schedule
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