Your grade will be determined by your scores on the two exams, your paper and presentation assignments, and on your participation in class as follows:
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The exams will combine conceptual and factual knowledge, and will involve answering essay questions and solving problems, in addition to demonstrating familiarity with basic concepts of the discipline. The exams will cover all course materials including the lectures, the texts, and the additional readings. The two exams will be take home in style, with strict word limits set in each exam. The second exam is not a comprehensive final exam. When writing the exams please be Concise, Complete, and Correct.
Your participation will be established by demonstrating that you are well prepared for class. There will be two general areas in which this will be assessed: 1) participation during class (this is a graduate level seminar and every student is expected to contribute to the discussion each meeting); and 2) preparation of weekly assignments including the article critiques.
The term paper will be a research paper to be based on an area of interest chosen by you in consultation with me. There are four elements to the paper grade, and a different deadline is relevant to each element--these dates are not negotiable. Failure to meet a deadline will be penalized by reducing the grade on the late element of your paper by one letter grade per day. We will follow the author's guide for the American Journal of Physical Anthropology for format and for how to cite references. The deadlines and elements of the paper are as follows: