Assignments will include active reading, one actor assignment, one researcher assignment, four position papers, and final presentation.
Active Participation: This grade is made up of a combination of participation in class discussion when not an actor or a researcher, and participation on reading days. This grade will be made up of a variety of activities, from reading summaries to quizzes to answering questions in class. Attendance is a prerequisite for participation.
Presentations: Students will be assigned to make short presentations on the topics for the course. Students who miss presentations will be penalized 10% per day on their combined grade.
Essays: XXXXX position papers are required for this course. These write ups will be approximately 1200-1700 words. These should be emailed to us and follow the style rules outlined above. Each assignment will require summarizing the relevant ethical arguments, relevant biological information, taking a clear position on the issue, dealing with a counter-argument, and supporting one’s position with a strong argument. Details for each assignment will be provided in separate documents.
The assignments will be worth:
- Active Participation: 10%.
- Position papers: 70%
- Presentations: 20%