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COURSE FORMAT AND ASSIGNMENTS:

The seminar will include lectures, videos, discussion, and student presentations. Type and keep a copy of anything you hand in to the instructor. Your work will include a midterm review of your readings and a take-home final.  A 14-16 page (excluding appendixes) research paper must also be completed. Topics suitable for papers will be provided, though you may select others.  The papers must be well written, typed, adequately footnoted (including  appropriate scholarly references), and consistent with one of the style standards, e.g., Turabian or APA.  Pick one and be consistent.  I will discuss www or Web references in class.  Each week, starting with week 2, you should keep careful notes on the reading material for each week. On Oct. 25th hand in an 8-10 page typed, double-spaced comprehensive review of the readings between Sept 13th and  Oct. 25th. Capture the ethics theme, administration relevance, authors’ observations and your conclusions about each of the readings.  Comments on comparisons and contrasts between the readings are most welcome. This review will serve as your mid-term.  

Turn in a one-page double spaced term paper proposal, with a sample bibliography (full citations).  It should describe your research subject, how you would develop your subject, and what materials you have found.  This is due on Oct. 4th.  The proposal is only a proposal - but it must be approved before in-depth research begins. The completed paper (original - dark impression) is due on Nov. 29th.  Papers submitted after that date will be marked down 5% for each late day.  Carefully follow the brief style guides that I have provided.  Remember, everything you turn in should have a cover page with course data and your name on it including the weekly synopses.   Keep your own copy of anything that you hand in.

In our last two sessions each of you will prepare a 10-15 minute oral report on your research and lead a 10 minute discussion.  You should provide everyone in the class with a clear 1-2 page written outline of the highlights of your presentation (with a cover page noting your NAME, date, course#, and paper title at the top). Slide or PowerPoint presentations are desirable.

NB: THE ORDER FOR THE ORAL REPORTS WILL SIMPLY FOLLOW THE REVERSE ORDER OF THE ALPHABET. (you can trade days among yourselves)

GRADES AND WEIGHTS:

Grades will be assigned on the normal scale.  Excellent work receives and "A" (90-100%); Good work receives a "B" (80-89%); Marginal to poor work gets a "C" (65-79%), which along with an "F" is failing at the graduate level.  Incompletes and makeup exams will not be given except for compelling, unavoidable, and documented circumstances.  Plus & minus grades will be given.

The following distribution will apply to class work:

1.  Participation (preparation, discussions, presentations) -20%

2.  Midterm review of readings  -30%

3.  Written research paper  - 30%

4.  Final examination (take-home) -  20%

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