Religion, Race, and Justice in the U.S., Spring 2018
University of the Pacific
FULL SYLLABUS WITH ALL
Caroline T. Schroeder ("Dr. S")
MW 3-4:45 pm, WPC 122
Fulfills GE I-B
Fulfills requirements for credit in Ethnic Studies
Fulfills University Diversity Requirement
cschroeder [at] pacific.edu
Office Hours M 1:30-2:30 pm, W 9:30-10:30 am, by appt.
In this class, we
This method of
is designed to encourage you to take ownership of your own education.
What does this mean? Your success in
the course will be evaluated in terms of course learning goals.
Everything in this course will be assessed as “Satisfactory” or
“Incomplete” based on whether you demonstrate the stated learning
goals. Assignments will be “bundled” into
tiers. Final grades will be based on which bundle(s) of assignments you
satisfactorily complete. All of your work in class will be graded, but
the only letter grade you will receive will reflect the bundle(s) of
assignments and requirements that you have satisfactorily completed at
the end of the semester.
More information about each of items in these bundles is
available on the full syllabus.
Please keep in mind that
“Incomplete” do not correspond to “Pass” and “Fail”; instead, an
assessment of Incomplete translates best to “Not done yet!"
You may use the TOKEN SYSTEM
described on the full syllabus to revise assignments, request extensions, etc.
How to Succeed in This Class
- PREPARE FOR CLASS
- Do the assignments
- Take notes and/or annotate your
- Read your peers' posts before class
- Get enough sleep and eat healthy
- Comment on your peers' posts on the blog
- LISTEN and ask questions
- Contribute thoughtfully in ways that
reference specific elements of the course readings
- TAKE NOTES in class (we will create a
collaborative Google doc; taking notes counts as participation)
- WRITE GREAT BLOG POSTS
- Consult class notes AND readings before
- Cite and link to your sources
- Provide strong evidence for your claims
and media to illustrate
- Meet with Dr S in office hours
- CONFUSED OR NEED HELP?
- Visit Dr. S in Office Hours
- Talk to your peers in the class
- Review the notes on the course Google Doc
- Visit the University Writing Center
- Contact the Office for Disability Services or Office of Veterans Services if you qualify or think you might qualify for their services