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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Course Information

 Liberal Arts Courses Are Scheduled By Level:

Sophomores - Monday Afternoons + All Day Tuesdays

Juniors - Friday Mornings + All Day Wednesdays

Seniors - All Day Thursdays

If you are scheduled in a studio class during the days above, please see your studio major chair.

 
Types of Courses

Enhanced Online Learning

 

Use of web-based tools required like O-Space and ePortfolios, but use of these tools does not replace any face-to-face instruction.

Blended Online Learning

 

At least a 1/3 of instruction (5 weeks) is delivered online rather than via face-to-face contact between students and instructor(s) in a physical classroom.

Complete Online Learning

 

100% of instruction is delivered online rather than via face-to-face contact
Grading

LAS Department grading criteria. (PDF)

Department Grading Scale

A 4.0 95 – 100
A− 3.7 90 – 94
B+ 3.3 86 – 89
B 3.0 82 – 85
B− 2.7 78 – 81
C+ 2.3 74 – 77
C 2.0 70 – 73
C− 1.7 67 – 69
D 1.0 60 – 66
F 0.0 00 – 59
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