Lecture Quizzes (15%)

Prior to each class during the first seven weeks of the course, I will distribute a short video that contextualizes our readings as well as a quiz based on the video and readings. You must complete the quiz prior to our class meeting, but you can retake the quiz as many times as you'd like. Videos and quizzes are meant to provide an introduction to the reading and to frame our class discussion, and the videos will be designed so that we won't need to take up class time with lectures. This also means that you should arrive in class ready to discuss the readings and ready to ask questions (for more details on the kinds of questions you should prepare, see the assignment sheet for response papers).