abend theory syllabus spring 2011

A calhoun craig joseph gerteis james moody steven

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Unformatted text preview: re set by the instructor or the department.” 7. Grades In the tests and the final exam we won’t use plus and minus grades. Each of your questions will be given a separate grade: A (=4); B (=3); C (=2); D (=1); or F (=0). For example, suppose the test has 6 questions. You’ll get a grade for each response, and then these will be added up. In this example, the maximum possible score would be 24 (6*4). As per NYU policy, only excellent work will be awarded an A. For example: an A answer to a test question must show that: (a) you’ve read the relevant texts closely (as opposed to perfunctorily); (b) you’ve fully understood the authors’ arguments (as opposed to kind of knowing what they say); (c) you’ve understood the professor’s lecture about the author and/or text; and (d) your answer is clearly, cogently, and coherently written. In other words, this is not an easy ­A class. Your overall class grade will be calculated as follows: (a) Tests 15% each (b) Final Exam 25% (c) Participation 15% Under no circumstances will there be any way of getting extra credit. 8. Readings We’ll use 3 books, which I recommend that you purchase. The following editions are available at the NYU bookstore. (a) Calhoun, Craig, Joseph Gerteis, James Moody, Steven Pfaff, and Indermohan Virk, eds. 2007. Classical Sociological Theory. Second editio...
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