on Husky CT in the folder that corresponds with the week for which they are assigned.You will also need an iclicker 2for this class. If you have an iclicker 2from a previous course, you can use that.If not, they are available for purchase for approximately $45 at the bookstore and they can be resold for approximately $22 at the end of the semester. This is the way that your reading assessments will be graded (see below). Additionally, a number of the lectures will consider trends in attitudes toward family-related issues (e.g., gay marriage, single parenthood) and trends in family-related behaviors (e.g., cohabitation, pre-marital sex). In class, using clickers, we will compare national trends to the attitudes and behaviors of the students in this class. The clickerswill also allow me to periodically assess student learning. Points: Your grade will be based on your performance on three exams, reading assessments, and journal entries. Occasionally, you will participate in an in-class activity or discussion for reading assessment or journal entry credit as well. AssignmentPointsExam 1 25%Exam 225%Exam 325%Reading Assessments 15% Journal Entries10%100%I use the following scale: PercentageGrade93-100%A90-92%A-87-89%B+3
83-86%B80-82%B-77-79%C+73-76%C70-72%C-60-69%DBelow 60%FExams:There will be three exams in this course. Questions will be drawn from the course readings, lectures, and discussions—including material covered by guest lecturers, group activities, and films. It is all fair game. Exams 1 and 2 are not cumulative; however, the course does build on previous material. A solid understanding of the material covered in the beginning of the course is imperative to do well later in the course. Exam 3, the final exam, is cumulative. Reading Assessments:Most classes (lecture and discussion) will begin with 1, 2, or 3 questions drawn from the reading or readings for that day. (Reading assessments are usually given at the start of class but may be given at any other time during class.) In lecture, the questions will be multiple choice or true/false, and they will be answered with your iclicker 2.In discussion, the questions will come in short answer form. These are, in part, quizzes; but they also serve an important purpose. They help focus our attention on the topic of the day’s class and ensure that everyone is able to participate in class discussions in a meaningful way. If you have read the readings, you should be able to easily answer the questions and receive full credit. Each question is worth 1 point and I will drop your 10 worst reading assessment grades at the end of the semester. Journal Entries:Periodically, I will ask you to take out a sheet of paper and complete a journal entry. I am a big fan of journaling. The benefits of student journaling in the classroom are well-documented. It supports comprehension, increases student engagement and participation, extends thinking, and bolsters writing skills.