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Participation - E-mail | Class Discussions | Workshops - 10 %
This is an interactive course that will be run much like a studio. It won't work unless students actively participate in discussions both in the classroom and on the e-mail list. You will also be graded on your effort to complete workshop exercises.
Quizzes - 15%
Each class will begin with a very brief quiz to test your comprehension of the readings assigned. The quiz will be administered promptly at the beginning of class, and questions will not be repeated for tardy students.
Group Presentation - 20%
Each assigned goup will prepare a presentation based on the reading for that week covering key points, terms and points of contention or discussion. Your presentation should be as attentive to stimulating discussion as it is to the theatrics of powerpoint. This is not simply a summary of the reading, although the group must give a comprehensive overview of the text; instead, the goal of the presentation is to "translate" the weekly reading so that it is relevant within the context of previous and future course discussions. The group should make use of audio/visual materials of their choice to enhance the quality of the presentation. Groups will be rewarded for attempting to give a "hypericonic" presentation. Don't just present the text -- engage your colleagues.
1 - Hypericonomy - 25%
This project requires you to complete a "hypericonomy," a collage-like theoretical imagetext based on autobiography, history, pop culture, and academic discipline. Additional details will be provided in course readings, discussions, and ongoing instructions. Since there are no specific rules for what a "hypericonomy" looks like, students will be required to develop their own research methodologies and modes of presentation. You will also be required to write a 3-5 page essay that describes the theoretical rationale for your specific project. You will be graded on your ability to integrate course readings into the assignment
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