1. Examinations (40%)
Mid-semester (15%). In-class test including a combination of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions. Scheduled for October 19 th .
Final (25%). In-class test including a combination of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions. Emphasis will be on material since the mid-semester exam. Scheduled for December 7 th .
2. Project (45%)
Research paper on a topic of relevance to the course (50%). List of suggested topics will be distributed, though you are free to select your own. Expected length is 10-12 pages, double-spaced Times New Roman 12 point font, using APA style for citations. Paper should be based on original library research using professional journals, books, and (carefully selected) websites. Paper is due in class on November 30 th .
Paper topic statement . A one-page statement of your paper topic, with a list of potential references, is due in class on October 5 th .
3. Reaction paper from experiential learning activity (5%)
Students will have the opportunity to be involved in an experiential learning programs and opportunities to be chosen from a list of choices distributed early in the semester. You will be asked to write a 2-3 page paper describing the experience and what you learned from doing it (using a template provided for this purpose).
4. Attendance, class participation, and homework assignments (10%)
Your attendance in class is expected and required. You should arrive on time and leave only when the class is over. Arrangements to miss a class due to medical conditions or personal/familial emergency must be made a day in advance.
Your active and informed participation in class is also an important aspect of our course. Contributing to class discussions, sharing your insights and questions, and helping to move the learning forward are all part of our educational community in this course.
In addition, small group work and homework assignments will be used over the course of the semester to facilitate integration of readings with class discussion and participation.