You are expected to contribute to class discussions and during the critiques of your fellow students' work.

4, 15pts. each.
This grading rubric will help you to understand what I expect from your creative work.

5, 5pts. each.
There are 5 exercises throughtout the class. You are required to contribute fully to each exercise, including planning, being present in class, and submitting written components, when required.



You are allowed to miss three (3) classes. You are expected to acquire notes from the lecture or screening from a classmate. If you email me requesting a summary of what we discussed in the class you missed, you will recieved a cold, curt response suggesting you ought not to email me for such a request.
You will lose 10 pts. on the 4th absence, and with your 5th absence, you will fail the class.
You have 10mins to arrive in class before I mark you as "tardy." A tardy is half of an absence.
I don't make a disctintion between "excused" and "unexcused" abscences, unless defined by the university. However, if a situation arises for you that means that missing more than 3 classes is necessary, come and talk to me.

Grade Breakdown & Criteria

A 94-100% B- 80-83% D+ 67-69%
A- 90-93% C+ 77-79% D 64-66%
B+ 87-89% C 74-76% D- 60-63%
B 84-86% C- 70-73% F Below 60%

"A" indicates truly exceptional work, which demonstrates command of concepts and theories, presenting them in a well-argued and logically structured manner. "A" work significantly surpasses the expectations of the assignment, is free of spelling and grammatical errors, and does not merely address the questions through a repetition of course material or lectures. It provides fresh, creative, and original perspectives with a unique voice, offering connections between the topic and broader issues and contexts. Superior research skills are demonstrated with relevant citations and quotations advancing the argument.

"B" indicates above-average work that clearly achieves the goals of the assignment, providing smart and solid analyses with thoughtful and organized arguments I expect any diligent student to be able to produce. "B" work offers some originality, contains few (if any) typos, spelling errors, or grammatical mistakes, and addresses most questions directly by citing specific materials from the texts and lectures to illustrate points being made.

"C" indicates meets the course requirements in an adequate fashion by addressing the questions without sufficient engagement with materials from texts or lectures. "C" work tends to recycle examples from discussion without providing connections to the analysis, contains unfocused, uncritical, or insufficiently supported arguments, and typically contains acceptable but awkward prose with various typos, spelling errors or poorly structured sentences that result in vague arguments.

"D" indicates work that is off-topic, poorly written, disorganized and, instead of the course materials, utilizes "personal experience" or inapplicable research materials or support (such as readings obviously applicable in other subjects or classes). In other words, the assignment shows little to no evidence that a student was paying attention in class, does not incorporate materials used in course readings or class discussion, and sounds like a summary or review of materials rather than critically engaged analyses. This type of work may also fall short or far exceed the page limits or time constraints for the assignment and typically contain many spelling and grammatical errors and/or show no signs of being proofread.

3 "F" indicates work that dramatically fails to meet the goals and expectations of the course. "F" work is incoherent, plagiarized, and/or never turned in.

There are many academic resources available to you through the university.
• The Writing Center provides advice and tutoring in composition.
Office of Academic and Student Support Services offers various forms of student assistance, including academic advisement, tutoring, career counseling, etc.
• For additional resources, also see the My NEU Academic Guide.
• Students who wish to request accommodation for a disability may do so by registering with the Disability Resource Center.
Students may only be accommodated upon issuance of a signed Accommodation Plan by the DRC and are responsible for providing a copy of that plan to instructors of all classes in which accommodations are sought. 

• Regarding withdrawals: January 27 is the last day to drop the class without a "W" grade. April 15 is the last day to withdraw and receive a "W" grade. I want you to suceeed in this course. If you are having any academic trouble that could threaten your success in this class, please come and chat with me. I'm always happy to sit and work with you to find solutions to help you complete the class successfully.
• Upon completing the course, please take the time to fill out the TRACE evaluation.