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Your topic, tentative outline, and a tentative list of references are due Nov. 10.Research papers are worth 100 points and will be graded on the following criteria:Organization (15 points)contained a clear introduction, body, closing; logical flow of ideasAcademic Quality (60 points)clear thesis statement supported by sound evidence and arguments, evidence of criticalthinking and analysis (goes beyond merely summarizing reference material), appropriateuse of reference materials (use of scholarly references, appropriate paraphrasing ofborrowed material, quoted material incorporated smoothly and judiciously, accuratecitations for all borrowed ideas, complete reference list/bibliography), contributed to agreater understanding of Gender StudiesCivil Discourse, Diversity, and Justice (10 points)discussed controversial topics respectfully and honestly, understood assumptions andmotivations of diverse people, respected principles of fairness and justiceWriting Quality (15 points)accurate mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation), smooth transitions betweensentences and paragraphs, appropriate word choice, formal/academic toneGNST 125Page 6 of 12Introduction to Gender StudiesFall 2013 Syllabus
4.EXAMS (50% of grade).(Midterm Exam - 25%.Final Exam - 25%)Both exams will be a mixture of objective (multiple choice, matching, true/false, etc.) and essayquestions.Any film, video, guest speaker, assigned reading, class discussion, or studentpresentation is fair game for being on an exam.5.Grading ScaleA93-100%C+77-79.9%A-90-92.9%C-70-72.9%B+87-89.9%D+67-69.9%B83-86.9%D63-66.9%B-80-82.9%D-60-62.9%C73-76.9%F0-59.9%You may calculate your grade using the following formula:Your Grade = (participation percentage x .10) + (average percentage on Reading Responses x .20)+ (percentage on Presentation/Research Paper x .20) + (percentage on midterm exam x .25) +(percentage on final exam x .25)6.Submitting AssignmentsAll written assignments will be submitted via the D2L Dropboxes.Due dates are firm.Late assignmentswilllose 1 letter gradefor every day past thedue date.You may always submit assignments early.7.Rough DraftsYou may submit a rough draft of any assignment for feedback on the content (not forproofreading).Submit at least one week before the due date.If we have given you written feedback on a rough draft, please attach that draft to the finalproduct to ensure fair and consistent grading.Use the Writing Center!GNST 125Page 7 of 12Introduction to Gender StudiesFall 2013 Syllabus
GNST 125Page 8 of 12Introduction to Gender StudiesFall 2013 Syllabus
GNST 125 Introduction to Gender StudiesCourse ScheduleAny significant changes in this schedule will be negotiated with the class.WEEKDATETOPICREQUIRED READINGSASSIGNMENTSDUE1R 8/29Course Overview:What is Gender?

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