Student participation in class is crucial for the success of a seminar: not only do proper preparation and participation help with individual learning, but they contribute to everyone’s learning through the collaborative process. In this course, students will be expected to complete all readings and response questions before each class. During class, students will be expected to contribute to discussions and work on all assigned activities. There will be biweekly assignments: these will be varied, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Students are encouraged to discuss and work with each other in completing all homework assignments, although the finished product must reflect their own synthesis of the material. Evaluation of the final project will be broken into several stages including a preliminary proposal, first draft, final presentation and completed project.