Essay: one 5-7 page paper (due week 6): 15%
Take-home Midterm Essay (due beginning of week 8): 20%.
Research Paper: one 7-10 page research paper (due week 15): 25% each
Final Exam (as scheduled by Registrar): 20%
Class Participation: 20%. Class participation is an essential aspect of this class, and consists of two components: preparation of readings and assignments, and participation in class discussions. If you do not attend class you can not participate. Throughout the semester we will select readings to be discussed by the class on an electronic bulletin board accessible via Netscape. The Netscape CL 200 newsgroup will form an essential corollary to the course, for we will use it to generate discussion, disseminate texts, announcements and other information, and raise issues of interest. Reader responses will be required and will count towards the 20% of the grade devoted to class participation.
NOTE: Absence from any exam without a written medical excuse will result in a grade of F for that exam. No late papers will be accepted.