Assignments

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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AssignmentDue datePercentage of final grade
Attendance and participationongoing15%
Individual presentation and textual analysis papervaries by student (paper due two weeks after presentation)15%
Visual analysis of medieval monster imagesF. Sept. 2210%
Materiality analysisM. Oct. 1610%
High Museum spatial analysisM. Nov. 610%
Exhibit of Pre-Raphaelite art with introductory videoM. Nov. 2010%
Chaucer's ABC projectM. Dec. 415%
Final project: revised and expanded essayM. Dec. 11, 5pm15%

GRADING RUBRIC
For the above formal writing assignments that comprise 85% of your final grade, you will earn letter grades. Individual assignments will have their own assignment sheets which will articulate the standards for grading a particular assignment, but the following is a general description of the standards for each letter grade:

  • Work that earns the grade of “A” will be substantially above average, well exceeding all of the expectations of the assignment.
  • Work that earns the grade of “B” will be above average, meeting the assignment requirements and exceeding some of them.
  • Work that earns the grade of “C” will be satisfactory, meeting the basic requirements of the assignment.
  • Work that earn the grade of “D” will be unsatisfactory, not fully meeting all of the basic requirements of the assignment.
  • Work that earns the grade of “F” will be far below satisfactory, falling substantially short of the basic requirements of that assignment.

Grades will be posted to Canvas.

GRADING SCALE

POINTS/PERCENTAGELETTER GRADEEMORY POINT SCALE
93.0-100A4.0
90.00-92.99A-3.7
86.00-89.99B+3.3
83.00-85.99B3.0
80.00-82.99B-2.7
76.00-79.99C+2.3
73.00-75.99C2.0
70.00-72.99C-1.7
66.00-69.99D+1.3
60.00-65.99D1.0
0-59.99F0.0