Do the readings for each seminar session and then write the equivalent of a more-or-less single-page, double-spaced consideration of what you have read. There is no set format to what you write; it should just reflect your thoughts on the topic. Post your consideration on the class blog at any time before noon on the day of the subsequent seminar meeting (so the presenter may have the opportunity to read them prior to the session). Then plan to engage in a free-ranging discussion of the topic during the session. Then plan to engage in a free-ranging discussion of the topic in the seminar and/or on the blog.
Post the note on the class blog by noon on the day of the subsequent session.
This too is an informal blog posting, but you should aim for it to be the equivalent of a grammatical, coherent, more or less one to two page paper. Feel free to add images, links, and any other thing you feel you want to share to the posting.
For these tasks, the following grading standard will be applied. You may infer from the grade you receive that I felt the product could be described in the terms in this table.
|An excellent performance that showed real insight into the issue under consideration and a willingness to explore the concept beyond the bounds of the reading|
|A totally acceptable performance that reflected that one had read and thought about the topics in the weekly readings|
|L||A marginal performance that indicated that one had read the assigned readings|
|F||Lack of a comment|