Sunday, February 14, 2010

Extra Credit Opportunities

I normally do not allow extra credit in my classes, but there are some great things happening on campus this semester that relate to the course, so I'm going to offer extra credit as a way of encouraging you to attend these events.

Here are the rules.
  • You must attend the event and type out a response of at least five hundred words describing what happened and what you think about it.  What surprised you?  What challenged you?  What did you learn?
  • You must email or deliver this response to me within forty-eight hours after the event.  I will not accept late responses for any reason.
  • You cannot receive partial credit.  You either get full credit or none.  I recommend write more than five hundred words to guarantee that you receive credit.
  • You can only receive extra credit twice this semester.  On your response or in your email, tell me if you want this response to count for a DWA or a quiz.  By attending two events, you can get credit for two DWAs, two quizzes, or one of each.
  • These are the only extra credit opportunities available for this course this entire semester.  If you cannot attend them or forget about them, that's understandable, but I will not offer any other opportunities.  Because these are extra, I do not feel that I need to ensure they are available for everyone in the class.  If you cannot attend them, then focus on getting full credit for the in-class, required activities.  Furthermore, if they are canceled, I will not offer backup opportunities.
Here are the events.
  • Tuesday, February 16, at 7:30 PM: Dr. Laurel Clark lecture on "Barbarities Perpetuated on Females: Gender and Indian Warfare in US History" in Dana 201.
  • Wednesday, February 17, at 7:30 PM: "Courageous Convictions" panel in Wilde Auditorium.
  • Friday, February 26, or Saturday, February 27, at 7:30 PM: Vagina Monologues performance in Auerbach Auditorium (if you are performing in this, you can write a response about what it's like to be in it as opposed to seeing it).
  • Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 PM: Dr. Paul Siegel lecture on "Gay Rights as a Free-Speech Issue" in Wilde Auditorium.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 PM: Peterson Toscano performace on "Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible" in Wilde Auditorium.

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