|CJS/LGS/SOC 321 - Law, Society and Social Science||Cliff Donn|
|Fall 2015||Office R-415, Ext. 4467|
|FINAL EXAM: All students will take a comprehensive final examination during the final examination period. That examination will be worth 25% of the student's total grade for the course. The final examination will be Wednesday, December 16, 1:00-3:30 p.m.|
|QUIZZES: There will be nine quizzes during the course of the semester. Each quiz will cover the readings assigned from Lawson and Schmidt for that day. Each will have three questions of which the student will have to answer any two. A student who misses a quiz can make that quiz up on the final examination (and not at any other time). A student who does poorly on a quiz can make that quiz up on the final examination. No more than three quizzes can be made up on the final examination (in addition to any that were missed). Quizzes will count a total of 20% of the student's total grade for the course.|
|JOURNALS: As explained on the journal link of the course home page, each student will maintain a journal that will be submitted four times during the semester. Journal entries will count for a total of 20% of the student's total grade for the semester.|
CASE PRESENTATION: As indicated in the relevant link on the course home page, each student will be presenting a case (and writing a brief) on a legal controversy. That assignment will be worth 25% of the student's grade for the course.
|CLASS PARTICIPATION: The class participation element of the course consists of several different parts. Regular attendance is one and students should expect, as indicated in the course outline, that missing more than one class (as well as coming late or leaving early) will negatively affect their grades. In addition, students should come to class prepared by having done the assigned reading and ready to contribute through discussion and questions. Willingness to present journal entries and to ask questions about journal entries presented by others and your participation in the case presentations as members of the judicial panels will also be part of class participation. This element of the course will account for 10% of the grade.|