LEAP Projects (450 pts)
In this class, we create media as a means to demonstrate what we’re learning from reading, viewing and discussion. LEAP activities are designed to support the development of your digital media production skills and help you express the knowledge you are gaining through reading and discussion. The short LEAP projects contribute to the development of your personal and professional identity as an emerging expert on the topic of propaganda. Some LEAPs will be collaborative. You will have choices in how you represent your learning through various media forms, genres and formats. Each of the following assignments will include specific and detailed guidelines that communicate expectations for the work you are to produce, including a rubric with criteria for evaluation.
Midterm and Final Examination (300 pts)
Midterm – DUE March 8
Final – DUE May 10
We encounter some powerful ideas from a variety of authors each week. An online midterm and final examine offers you a 48-hour window to complete an open-book open note examination that checks your active comprehension of the class readings and the connections between the course and your life.
Class Participation (250 pts)
Most of the learning in this class occurs by doing the work. This is not a “sit and get” course where you listen and learn. You will learn by completing weekly reading, viewing and other assignments that require written and oral interaction with your peers. We will be using Pathwright to coordinate the online learning experience. You will have some choice in selecting from among the activities that are most meaningful to you. Points will be used to measure your completion of class participation activities.
It is expected that you devote approximately 6 – 9 hours to this course each week in completing learning activities. Please block out time on your academic calendar to complete the weekly learning tasks worth approximately 20 points each week. Earn an A in class participation by completing 250 or more points. Earn a B in class participation by completing 200 – 250 points. Earn a C in class participation by completing 150 – 200 points. Earn a D in class participation by completing 149 points. Students who do not participate in any online activities will fail the course. You will be able to monitor your progress towards your goal on Pathwright.