Assignments and grading

There are two exams in this course: a midterm and a final, each of which is worth 150 points.

In addition to the two exams, there are five major assignments:

  • Two essays (approx. 1250 – 1750 words): 150 points each
  • An article review: 150 points
  • An entry in an annotated bibliography created by the entire class: 100 points
  • Preparing discussion questions and leading class discussion. You will work in teams of two or three for this assignment; teams will consult with me prior to the class session for which their discussion is scheduled.: 150 points

That makes for a total of 1000 points for the semester. Final grades will be calculated as follows:

  • A = 930 – 1000
  • A- = 900 – 929
  • B+ = 880 – 899
  • B = 830 – 879
  • B- = 800 – 829
  • C+ = 780 – 799
  • C = 730 – 779
  • C- = 700 – 729
  • D = 600 – 699
  • F = < 600

Due dates

Exams will be given on the dates indicated on the course calendar.

All assignments are due on the date indicated on the course calendar.

Final exam

The final exam for this course (which is not cumulative and is weighted the same as the midterm) is scheduled for 7:30-9:30 pm on May 3, 2016.