There will be four short, pre-announced reading quizzes, one on each required textbook. These quizzes will generally consist of true-false questions. Since quizzes will be given at the start of class, they will be timed to prevent wasting lecture time while one person stares at their paper indefinitely. Most, if not all, students will find that they have more than enough time to demonstrate their mastery of the assigned readings. The expected dates of these quizzes are:
These dates are subject to change, but I have decided to post them here to assist you in planning your schedule. Any changes will be announced in class at least one week before the scheduled quiz date. You are responsible for having read and prepared each book by the date of the quiz.
This course will involve a single exam to be scheduled sometime after the last individual project presentation is given.
The exam will cover material presented in class meetings and assigned readings. Class meeting material that may be tested includes both lectures given by me and individual project presentations given by you and your fellow students. As part of the individual project, each student will be required to compose and submit several exam questions. I will then select many of the exam questions from amongst those submitted. I, of course, reserve the right to add questions of my own creation as well.
Additional details about the composition of the exam will be announced prior to the exam.