To complete Unit 1, you need to do these six things:
- Read the Syllabus – it can be found either at the Concourse widget in D2L or by clicking here to read the syllabus on jimluke.com
- Login for the first time. One the right side of your screen, there is a login block. Enter your username and password. Your username is the same as your LCC user id, the ID you use to login to the LCC portal, D2L, or Banner. The password, however, is different from your LCC password. You should have received a system-generated password in your LCC student email. (Note: your LCC student email is the Gmail-based student email -the one that has an address like firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not your D2L “email”) If you have lost or don’t know your password, you can click the Lost Password link right below where you enter your ID and password here. The system will send you an email to your LCC student email.
- Post for the first time. Write your first post, an introductory post. For your first post, please do 3 things:
- Introduce yourself to your fellow students. What to talk about? Think about what your fellow students might need to know about you so they can have useful discussions with you this semester. But, keep in mind that this site is publicly available. Please don’t share information you are not comfortable having be public knowledge.
- What interests you? I mean what interests you that might relate to this class? What aspect of economic systems or different countries’ systems do you want to study? Are you interested in healthcare? Education? Globalization? Income inequality? Tax policies? The environment? Tell us. I need this information so I can help plan future readings and discussion.
- Read the Unit 1 Readings -As part of the regular discussion on this site, I will be posting longer posts that I wrote and also links to articles on the Web. If you’re checking here frequently (like daily or every other day), you can see them labeled as such in the newstream. Or, if you’re not sure what the assigned readings are, check the menu and see a listing of only the Assigned Readings posts sorted by Unit.
- Respond and Post. When you read the readings, respond by creating post(s) here. I’m interested in whatever strikes you as you read the articles. Feel free to reply to your fellow students.
Deadline: Steps 1, 2, and 3 above must be completed by end of Jan 19 or you risk being dropped for non-attendance.
Target Completion: Complete all steps above in time to have them “graded” Thursday, Jan 19