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Course Meeting Times

Seminar: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session


Students are responsible for:

  • Each week's reading
  • 2-3 page weekly response paper
  • Co-leadership of one class, providing questions for discussion that day
  • 10-12 page research paper
  • Class presentation

We will also experiment with the forms in which we write. Students may choose to write their response papers in the form of letters to the editor and/or op-ed pieces.


Class participation and leading discussion 20%
Eight response papers 40%
Research paper and presentation 40%