Reading assignments (25% of course grade):
There will be 12 weekly readings assignments, each involving submission of a one- or two-paragraph answer to one of a list of several questions about the reading. Responses should be concise and no more than 200 words. Assignments are to be turned in via bSpace by the time and date specified. No late assignments will be accepted. No assignments will be accepted over email. Assignments will not be letter-graded and will be worth a maximum of 2.5 points each. Students get to drop their 2 lowest assignment grades.
Midterm exam (30% of course grade)
The midterm exam will be 80 minutes and include three essay questions, most chosen from a list of questions provided in advance. One short-answer section asking for identification of quotes, people, dates, and other topics. We will give out a study guide on March 9.
Final (45% of course grade)
Cumulative exam. Five essay questions, most chosen from a list of questions provided in advance. One short-answer section asking for identification of quotes, people, dates, and other topics.
From time to time we will give brief homework assignments to be discussed in class. No grade will be assigned for class participation as such, but we tend to look kindly on students who manifest a lively interest in the proceedings.
Exam questions will be based on material covered in readings, slides, and class discussion. Class slides will be posted shortly after each class.