It is important to attend the lectures and read the readings. Each lecture will assume that you have read and are ready to discuss the day’s readings.

Class participation includes both in-class participation as well as participation in the discussion via reading responses. All enrolled students are required to post at least 1 substantive comment pertaining to the set of readings or the lecture for each class. The response must be posted by noon on the day after the lecture.

Good responses typically exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Critiques of arguments made in the readings or in lecture
  • Analysis of implications or future directions for work discussed in lecture or readings
  • Insightful questions about the readings or lectures

The main page of the course website has a Submit Response link for each lecture that will take you to a form where you give give your response.