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FILM 4090 Race and Media, Fall 2021 - Rusnak

Course guide for FILM 4090 Race and Media, Fall 2021 - Stacy Rusnak

Student Resources

Student Resources

Academic Enhancement Center (AEC)

The Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) provides free online tutoring for a variety of subjects, such as math, writing, and information technology. This service is available 24/7.

For virtual tutoring, go to the navigation bar on your D2L Brightspace homepage, click the link for “Free Online Tutoring,” then select “eTutoring.” This takes you to our Smarthinking site, where you can select your subject and specific course. You can schedule a session with a GGC tutor, or check whether a tutor is available for an online drop-in session. Alternatively, you can submit a question, and a GGC tutor will respond within 24 hours. You can also select “Writing Help” to submit a paper for review.

CircleIn is an easy-to-use online study group, where you can gather with classmates who share your experience in homework and testing. We hope you will find this a valuable place to give and receive support from your fellow students. You can access this service via the navigation bar in D2L Brightspace. Click the link for CircleIn. You can also download the CircleIn app from the Apple app store or Google Play store.

We look forward to being your Pathway to Success! Email any questions to

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is a safe, secure, and confidential space designed to support GGC students. Meeting with a CAPS clinician is a chance to explore issues and determine possible courses of action or resolution in a respectful and confidential setting.  Your mental health and wellness are our priority and we hope to help you succeed.  

Your first step to starting your relationship with CAPS is to schedule an initial information-gathering appointment (Intake), where you meet with a clinician to discuss your needs. From here, a clinician will work with you to decide your next steps. Counseling is a collaborative effort that necessitates your willingness and commitment.  

Counseling services are available for all currently-enrolled GGC students. Services are free to students and are offered year-round. 

For more information, please visit the CAPS website, or contact us at 678-407-5592

Also, for students who may need immediate support that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment, students have access to our 24/7 Support Line: 833-910-3366

Dean of Students

GGC's Dean of Students is an advocate and resource to support student success at GGC. The Dean has oversight for all student affairs areas. The Dean of Students can assist students in crisis situations including food/home insecurities, hospitalizations, medical issues and other issues related to health and safety. Your wellness matters! You can contact the Dean of Students at or 678-407-5882.

Disability Services

Access and Accommodations: It is important to GGC that all students have equal access to the classroom and their educations. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Services, please provide me with your Faculty Accommodation Notification, with your approved accommodations listed. Please do so at your earliest convenience, so we can discuss your needs in this course.

If you have not yet established services through Disability Services (located in D-1404), but have a permanent disability (such as but not limited to: mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), or temporary condition that requires accommodations, you are encouraged to meet with Disability Services. To contact disability services please call 678-407-5195 or send an email to

Disability Services offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process requiring the student and disability services staff to meet. Disability services will review the documentation provided, discuss functional limitations with the student, along with the classroom environment and potential barriers or access issues. Georgia Gwinnett College is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

Kaufman Library

The Daniel J. Kaufman Library and Learning Center provides a wealth of resources, services, and space, in support of your academic success. Tens of thousands of full text articles as well as e-books, e-book chapters, reports, statistics, streaming media, virtual anatomy and chemistry models, etc., are available from library databases, e-books, e-journals, and media collections covering a wide variety of subject areas. Books available at GGC and other USG institutions can be located in GIL-Find, the library catalog, and print books can be borrowed from other USG institutions. Research and course guides provide access to discipline specific databases, books, websites, etc. Ask a Librarian offers research assistance via chat, e-mail, phone, and walk-in. In-depth research assistance is available by scheduling a research consultation. Kaufman Library has individual and group study space throughout the building as well as 37 individual and group study rooms that can be booked via the online reservation system. There is a Quiet Reading Room located on the third floor.  Computers, fully loaded with campus software, and printing are also available in Kaufman Library.