Readings and Discussions

Weekly Readings: due each Tuesday.  Readings relate to the weekly topics, trips, and guest speakers.  YOU MUST READ EVERY WEEK.  Otherwise we won’t have discussions and nothing will get done.  Bring 3 questions to class related to your readings for each discussion.

Weekly Papers: due each Tuesday!  Follow essay and paper guidelines as listed above.  Your essay must be at least 2 pages double spaced.  You will have 13 assigned papers for 10 points each and 3 lowest will be dropped.

Weekly Paper Assignment Guidelines:

  • Make sure your essay is at least 2 pages, not including your heading.  Put your name, the date, and the weekly topic at the top of the paper.  BE SURE to ask at least 3 questions in your essay.
  • Think about these questions:  Who is the author, what is his/her background? What kind of bias does the author have? Who is the audience? What is the main idea/thesis? How can you relate to this?  What is your opinion on the topic? Do you agree or disagree with the author? What was the most interesting part of this, and what was least interesting? Each week I will also have some kind topical question to go along with these basic questions to answer in your paper.

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