PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE – 30%
It is vital that you attend each and every class. There is nothing that we will do in here that is not important to your success in this Triad. Your participation will be evaluated on a daily basis in regard to active engagement, discussion, punctuality, and collaboration. It is possible to earn more credit on any given class day than you'll need at the end of the semester; however, it is also possible to be present and not earn complete credit on any given day. This method is based on my awareness that not everyone will have great days every day, but that you should be putting forth continued effort as part of your community and for your own benefit.
STORIES OF FREEDOM PROJECT AND ONLINE EXHIBIT – 20%
In this shared assignment, which counts in all classes of Triad M, you will produce a digital museum exhibit on the theme "Stories of Freedom." The goal is to document Americans’ lives and beliefs, write and interpret their stories, and to share them with the digital world. There are numerous steps to completing this project which will take place throughout the semester. All courses in the triad will contribute to these steps. Review the assignment instructions and due dates in your History Blackboard for more information.
HISTORY READING QUIZZES - 10%
This part of your grade will be drawn directly from your in-class quizzes over the readings assigned in History. Per Dr. Brown’s syllabus, “quizzes will consist of one short essay question, drawn from the reading questions posted on Blackboard.” You may not make-up these quizzes, so your attendance in Seminar is necessary to earn this portion of your grade, which also counts in History.
HISTORY EXAM REFLECTIONS – 10%
After your first and second History exams, you complete a reflection and self-assessment of your preparation and completion of the exam. Each reflection will count 5% toward your final grade in Seminar. The first reflection is due February 17, in History, and the second reflection is due March 24, also in History.
AMERICAN SOURCES HISTORY PROJECT – 10%
This shared assignment allows you to expand your knowledge of American history while strengthening your writing and analytical skills. In Seminar, we will discuss the texts you will read in order to complete this essay and we will discuss/review reading questions to help organize your essay. See your syllabi for your other Triad M courses for specific information regarding earning credit for this assignment in ENGL 1302 or 2316 and HIST 1302.
PRESENTATION PROPOSAL – 10%
As a member of the university community, we engage in presentations of our work. For this assignment, you will complete a brief proposal to present your Stories of Freedom Project and Online Exhibit to the first-year university community. More information will be provided in seminar. This assignment is due March 22.
FINAL REFLECTION – 10%
At the end of the semester you will complete a project that will ask you to reflect on your experience as a first-year student. More information will be provided on the course website as well as in class discussions after Spring Break. The final reflection will be due during your final exam period and will count for a portion of your grade in English and Seminar.