In-class presence: Regular attendance for both lecture and discussion sessions are required. Up to two absences are excused while any unexcused absence will affect your grade.
Participation: This is a seminar-type class that relies on active student participation, thus expects all students come to each session prepared and be familiar with all the weekly assigned readings: 15 pts.
Discussion questions: Each student will be responsible for preparing a set of 5 discussion questions related to weekly readings, twice during the term: 10 pts.
Response papers: 3 response papers, 3-4 pages in length (Times New Roman, double-spaced, font 12): 45 pts (15 pts each).
Final Paper (8-10 pages): On a comparative topic of your choice (30 pts).
Students who are taking the class as a 2-credit elective course: are not expected to attend the tutorials or write a Final Paper, their participation in class discussion counts for 15 pts; discussion questions count for 10 pts; three response papers (3-4 pages) to the readings: 75 pts (25 pts each).