Participation (20% of grade)

You are all responsible for contributing to class discussions each week, and you should be prepared to join the conversation with energy, enthusiasm, and, especially, knowledge of the topic gleaned from your readings. As such, you should complete all the assigned readings and engage regularly with your classmates and instructors.

It should go without saying that you must be present in class (both in-person at lecture and online for discussion section) to contribute to class discussions and therefore to get full credit for this portion of your grade.

Midterm Essay (25% of grade)

An essay of at least 1000 words and no more than 1250 words, is due in Week 6 (the prompt for the essay will be delivered to you at the end of Week 4). If, for any reason, you expect that you will miss the deadline, please contact Dr. Scheinfeldt or Lexy in advance. Under certain circumstances, we may be able to provide an extension of up to three days. Otherwise, any late work will be graded according to the late work policy outlined on the policies page. Papers must be written in Microsoft Word in 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins on all sides and submitted via email to Lexy before 11:59 pm on Friday, October 7th. Do not send your paper as a PDF, in Apple Pages, or as a Google Doc.

Please feel free to speak with us for help with your essay assignment. We will happily read outlines and drafts and provide feedback before the deadline. But give us some time before the deadline to thoroughly read and evaluate your work.  If you require additional assistance, the Writing Center is a great place to look.

Midterm Exam (20% of grade)

The in-class midterm exam for this class is scheduled for Week 9 and will consist of two short (2-4 paragraph) answer questions. It will be administered during our regularly scheduled lecture session on Monday, October 24th. Lexy will lead a midterm review in section on Friday, October 21st.

Final Exam (35% of course grade)

The take-home final exam for this class will consist of two short (2-4 paragraph) answer questions and one long (5-10 paragraph) essay question. It will be distributed to all students on Monday, December 5th at 2:00 pm. It will be due on the last day of class, Friday, December 9th at 11:59 pm. Between the time it is distributed and the time you hand it in, you must not discuss the final exam or the course content with anyone, especially your classmates.