Professor Charlene Makley
Office: Vollum 312
Phone: 771-1112, ext. 7461
Office Hours: Tues-Thurs 4:15-5:30
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Course Requirements (Fall 2011)
Late Paper Policy: Deadlines are strict. Barring personal crisis, family emergency, or severe illness (please let me know ahead of time), all late papers will be subject to one half grade off per day late. Except for abrupt crises, no requests for extensions will be heard within 48 hours before the deadline (that includes for reasons of computer malfunctioning, minor illnesses or being "behind").
Summary of Requirements
This course is your chance to delve into a particularly controversial topic in current world politics. Classes will revolve around student-led discussions and film viewings. There will be 5 multimedia film commentaries, a take-home midterm exam, and a final 10 pg. paper project. I will expect your avid participation--including regular attendance, prompt completion of assignments, and active involvement in discussions whenever possible. In fact, class participation and attendance will comprise a significant portion of your grade. Beginning week 2 class members will take turns posting discussion questions on the class moodle page and helping to lead class discussions.
Reading and writing assignments are meant to encourage close, critical engagement with the history and cultural politics of the Sino-Tibetan relationship, as well as your thoughtful reflection on the issues they raise in the context of the anthropological perspective on gender, ethnicity and nationalism presented in class. The reading load is moderate to heavy and it is assigned per week. On average, you should expect to put in two to three hours of work outside of class for every hour of in-class time.
Weekly further readings are provided for your use. These readings are ones that are especially relevant or provide differing viewpoints; they offer points of departure for deepening your understanding of particular issues.
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