EASTERN AND COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: LOOKING AHEAD (Week 9)
You have three different significant academic responsibilities to finish off the course.
It is important that you be available on both Tuesdays and Thursdays from Week 9 (March 16) until the end of the course (April 8), since we will need the extra time to prepare for and schedule the mini-presentations.
1) You should now be assigned to an Other Asian Religions group. You will be participating in an informal project (10%). You should have engaged in some significant preliminary research on your particular religion by Thursday, March 18. I will open up a few minutes at the end of class that day for you to meet with your classmates in a small group. You then will be expected to meet with your group members at 11:30 am at your special URL on Tuesday, March 23 to prepare for what you will say and share with the class on Thursday, March 25. Grading will be based upon the combination of self-evaluation and collective group member evaluation.
2) Your Comparative Religion Grid is due on April 1. (18%) There will be some flexibility here in regards to deadlines but I need all your work (including your Journal) by April 11. I recommend that you use your Other Asian Religions topic as one of your choices for the Comparative Religion Grid as well.
3) Your Journal is due on April 11. (38%) You should submit your entire semester-long Option 1 or Option 2 Journal, including what you handed in for the March 1st required Journal-In-Progress Check-In, as one file. My expectation is that you have been working regularly on the Journal throughout the term and doing your best to keep up with the week-by-week schedule. It is not required that each syllabus topic or even each week be represented in your Journal. I will be evaluating the degree of your engagement overall.