40% - Final exam (2 hours)
10% - Class Contribution - Your class contribution grade will be based on: (a) demonstrated engagement with and knowledge of assigned readings; and (b) regular class participation. Students are expected to contribute enthusiastically and actively with questions, comments and insights drawn from the readings and class sessions. Perfect attendance is assumed. If you are gravely ill and cannot attend a class session, you must email the instructor in advance and provide a medical certificate upon your return. Undocumented absences will negatively impact your final grade
20% - Presentation and Class Handout - Specific presentation topics will be developed in consultation with the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Students will be paired together, but graded individually.
PRESENTATION: Along with your presentation partner, you will share 45 minutes of presentation time and lead discussion for 15 minutes on questions you present to the instructor and your peers. You are encouraged to integrate your presentation with sound and video clips, photographs, etc. Be sure to balance creativity in your oral presentation and discussion questions with coverage of the basics.
CLASS HANDOUT: To supplement your presentation, each student should coordinate with her/his seminar partner to produce a Class Handout (1-2 pages) for use by your classmates as a study-guide. Please be creative in presenting your information while ensuring that you select the most important points your classmates need to know about your topic. On your presentation day, please bring printed copies of your handout sufficient for your classmates and the instructor. Please observe the time limit above for your presentation and the page limit for your handout. Practice your presentation to ensure that you do not go beyond the allocated 45 minutes. Handouts not conforming to the 1-2 page limit will be penalised.
30% - Term paper – Students are expected to write a term paper of approximately between 2,000-2,500 words in length on a topic to be developed in consultation with the instructor.
Week 5 – After having developed a topic in consultation with the instructor, students are required to submit a 1-2 page proposal of the term paper (with a bibliography) in hard copy in class and upload a soft copy unto IVLE.
Week 11 – Term paper due in class. Students are to submit a hard copy as well as upload a soft copy unto IVLE.