This syllabus is, by its nature, somewhat dynamic.  The professor, therefore, reserves to right to make changes to the syllabus, including due dates and test dates. These changes will be announced as early as possible.

A PDF of the syllabus as it stood on 8/19/2015 is attached here for reference.


This section provides biographical and contact information (including office hours) for the course instructor.

Texts and Readings List

This section lists required course books only; articles, web resources, and other readings will be included on the weekly schedule, but are not duplicated here.

Course Policies

This section outlines basic course policies, including class attendance, use of electronic devices, citing sources, file naming conventions, and the Honor Code.

Course Schedule

This section includes a link to the course’s Google Doc Schedule (big-picture view of topics and deadlines) and Trello board, which contains full details of readings, assignments due, and other activities on tap for each week.

Graded Work

This section lists all graded work for the course, and discusses how the final course grade will be calculated.  It also includes some general criteria for graded work in the class.  It provides links to detailed guidelines for all work on the course project.

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