Core Humanities at the University of Nevada

University policy mandates that the following information be included in all course syllabi. Suggested language for the standard statements on Academic Dishonesty, Disability Services, and Audio and Video Recording is provided below the list.

  • Course prefix, number, and section number
  • Course title
  • Instructor contact information (name, office location, phone number, e-mail address, and office hours)
  • Course description
  • Course pre/co-requisites or recommended preparation
  • Required texts and other course materials
  • Course objectives
  • Student Learning Outcomes (see the SLOs for each CH course in the sidebar on the Courses page of this website)
  • Unique class procedures/structures (e.g., web-based, group work, etc.)
  • Description of course work (e.g., assignments, exams, quizzes, projects, papers, oral presentations, class participation) and the proportion each counts toward the final grade
  • Grading criteria (include a grading scale, standards, and a statement of whether or not plus/minus grading will be used)
  • Policies regarding late work and make-up exams
  • Course calendar/Topics outline (include required readings, schedule of exams and due dates for assignments)
  • Statement on Academic Dishonesty
  • Statement on Disability Services
  • Statement on Audio and Video Recording
Academic Dishonesty Statement
Plagiarism (copying all or part of someone else’s work and passing it off as your own) is a serious form of academic misconduct and will not be tolerated in this class. The following definitions and possible courses of action are taken from the Academic Standards section of the university catalog:

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following: Plagiarism: defined as submitting the language, ideas, thoughts or work of another as one’s own; or assisting in the act of plagiarism by allowing one’s work to be used in this fashion. . . .

Sanctions for violations of university academic standards may include the following: (1) filing a final grade of “F”; (2) reducing the student’s final course grade one or two full grade points; (3) awarding a failing mark on the test or paper in question; (4) requiring the student to retake the test or resubmit the paper.

The general policy in the Core Humanities program is to file a final grade of F. All incidents of plagiarism are reported to the Office of Student Conduct and become part of the student’s academic record.
Disability Services Statement
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to equal opportunity in education for all students, including those with documented physical disabilities or documented learning disabilities. If you have a documented disability and will be requiring assistance, please contact the instructor or the Disability Resource Center (Thompson Building Suite 101) as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate accommodations.
Audio and Video Recording Statement
Surreptitious or covert video-taping of class or unauthorized audio recording of class is prohibited by law and by Board of Regents policy. This class may be videotaped or audio recorded only with the written permission of the instructor. In order to accommodate students with disabilities, some students may be given permission to record class lectures and discussions. Therefore, students should understand that their comments during class may be recorded.

In addition to the required information listed above, we ask that Core Humanities instructors include the following information on their syllabi:

Academic Success Services
Your student fees cover use of the Tutoring Center, the University Writing Center, and the Math Center. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these services as needed.

Tutoring Center: ph. 784-6801 or visit
University Writing Center: ph. 784-6030 or visit
Math Center: ph. 784-4433 or visit
Submissions to The Montag
The Montag is a student-edited undergraduate research journal that publishes essays, art, creative writing, and other work by students taking courses in the College of Liberal Arts. If you receive an A grade on an assignment written for this class, please consider submitting it for publication in The Montag. Submissions to The Montag are accepted any time and may be e-mailed to