The formal assignments for this course include the following:
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE ASSIGNMENTS BELOW (THE FIRST AND LAST ESSAYS AND THE TRAVELOGUES) HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED AS A RESULT OF THE UT CLOSURES. THE LAST WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IS NOW OPTIONAL.
- First Written Assignment: 2-page essay on a passage chosen by each student using the 5-Step Literary Analysis Rubric. A video with tips for expectations on this assignment may be found here. (15%) First Written Assignment Scoring Rubric
- Prospectus for Video Project: 100-word proposal of topic, selection of works, and methodology for the video project. The prospectus must be approved by your TA. A video with tips for expectations on this assignment and for the video project may be found here.(5%) Prospectus Scoring Rubric
- Video project: 6-8 minute video assignment on the topic proposed in the prospectus that has been approved by the instructor and/or TA. (30%) Video Project Scoring Rubric
- “Travelogue”: Reading Journal which will consist of 100-word entries prepared in advance of each meeting of the class for which readings are assigned. The assignment will be collected in two halves. (10% +10%) Travelogue Scoring Rubric
- Last Written Assignment: Final 2-page comparative essay (20%) Last Written Assignment Scoring Rubric
All assignments will be evaluated based on rubrics linked above which incorporate the LAD. A more detailed powerpoint explaining the LAD may be found here. All assignments must be uploaded on Canvas prior to the class meeting. The final grade for the course will be cumulative and based upon the percentages indicated. There will be no midterm or final examination.
Any assignment submitted late will be held to a higher standard because you have had the unfair advantage of more time to prepare. It will be evaluated more severely as a result. Late assignments will only be accepted until the class meeting before the next assignment is due. All work submitted for the course must be your own and (although they are discouraged) all outside sources must be noted appropriately in bibliographies and footnotes. The written assignments should be carefully edited, typed in a standard compact 12-point font (like Times), and double-spaced with appropriate one-inch margins. No assignments will be accepted after 5 PM on the last Friday of the semester.