Frequently asked questions
Do I have to take the Core Humanities courses at the University, or can I take them elsewhere?
You can transfer Core Humanities courses taken at other institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) to the University. Similar courses taken at non-NSHE institutions may also be substituted for CH courses with permission from the Core Curriculum office. More information about transferring courses is available on the transfer to Nevada page.
I'm trying to add CH 201 (or 202 or 203) section 1098 or 1099. It says it's open, but I can't enroll. Why?
Sections 1098 and 1099 are honors sections. If you are not in the Honors Program, you will not be able to add these classes. If you are in the Honors Program and are still having this problem, contact the Honors Program.
What's my professor's email address/phone number/office hours/name?
Please check your course syllabus, because all of the information you need to know about your professor is usually there. In addition, you can find out your instructor's contact information on the instructors page.
My professor gave me an F in the class for plagiarizing part of a two-page assignment. What should I do?
If the course syllabus states that the sanction for academic dishonesty is an F grade in the course, the professor has the right to apply that sanction. If an F in the course was not the sanction stated in the syllabus, you may request a review of the sanction by the Core Humanities director. If you did not plagiarize, you can appeal the charge of academic dishonesty. It is best to talk to your professor first, because only the professor or an Academic Integrity Board can withdraw or overturn a charge of academic dishonesty. If your professor remains convinced that you plagiarized, you may send a written appeal to the Core Humanities director, who will notify the professor and forward your appeal to the Office of Student Conduct to arrange for a hearing by an Academic Integrity Board. More information about academic dishonesty policies and procedures is available.
Where can I leave an assignment for my instructor?
Review the course syllabus or ask your instructor where and how an assignment should be submitted: Canvas, email, hard-copy, etc.
Can I make copies in the CH office?
No. Only Core Humanities staff and faculty may use the photocopier in the CH office.
Where is the University Writing Center?
The University Writing Center is in Pennington Student Achievement Center, suite 350.