We challenge you to read, write, and think critically in this course. You are expected to stay engaged with materials, articulating questions and exercising both oral and written expression of your ideas throughout the quarter.

ALL take-home work must be typed, double-spaced, with minimum one-inch margins on all sides, and with pages numbered consecutively. Papers must be properly referenced, using footnotes in Chicago style. For further clarification there are a number of style guides on-line and in print. The standard is Kate L. Turabian, et al. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations , Seventh Edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Your papers will be graded for style as well as content, which means your work should be free of typos as well as grammatical and spelling errors. Criteria for grading is detailed in the grading rubric.

Class Participation: You are expected to come to each class prepared with questions raised by the readings. Be ready to engage in dialog with your classmates about the content and the context of the works proposed for discussion.

Grading: Your grade will be calculated according to the following allocation

4 x 2-page papers: 40%
Map assignment: 10%
Class participation: 10%
Final paper: 40%

Please familiarize yourself with the class policies regarding assignments, late work, email, and academic honesty.