Students will work in small groups to study a topic in depth. The deliverable will be a clear,
informative, and interesting 15-minute illustrated presentation to the class. Each group will
need to turn in its notes and a set of references for the presentation. A list of topics and a rubric
will be handed out ~5 weeks before the first presentation.
Each student will need to hand in notes about each presentation by another group. These notes
will list three main points from the talk. The notes will be due at the end of each class where presentations
Attendance at class is required. The participation grade will be based largely on attendance. You will also be
expected to participate in discussions and in any in-class activities. Occasionally, attendance at outside events
will offer an opportunity to gain "insurance credit" that can make up for up to 3-4 points (over the course of
the semester) missing from some other element of your grade.
Hour Exam Schedule:
Exam 1: September 28
Exam 2: October 24
Exam 3: November 18
Optional Exam 4: December 9