Graded Assignment Details

There are five (5) graded assignments for this class.

In-Class Participation:  Each class member will be expected to attend all class meetings, to be on time, and to participate in discussions.  This includes discussions with the guests who will join us online from Israel and Palestine.  (This is an individual grade:  20% of the total grade.)

Reading Discussion:  Each class member will be asked to come to class prepared to identify (with a full citation), explain, and lead a discussion on one non-required reading (anything other than the required textbook).  During the reading discussions, each class member will be responsible for presenting the basic content of an outside reading, answering questions about the content, and asking triggering questions to prompt discussion.  (This is an individual grade:  10% of the total grade.)

Written Conflict Analysis (SPITCEROW):  Working in groups, each class member will help produce a written (possibly bullet-point) document based on assigned sections of the SPITCEROW model.  The document will be due at the end of class on the last day of class (Sunday, June 30).  (This is a group grade:  25% of the total grade.)

Oral Presentation of the Conflict Analysis (SPITCEROW):  Each group will present it’s basic responses to assigned sections of the SPITCEROW model, using Power Point, Prezi, or any other visual presentation method chosen by the group.  The presentation will be given on the afternoon of the last day of class (Sunday, June 30).   (This is a group grade:  20% of the total grade.)

Evaluation of an Intervention:  Each class member will be asked to identify and critique a conflict engagement or intervention project of any kind that has been conducted in either Palestine or Israel (or both, if cross-border).  The basic requirements are to:  1) identify the project, 2) describe the goals of the project, 3) describe what the interveners did during the project, 4) critique the project, including judgements about the concept, design, implementation and aftermath of the project.  The evaluation will probably be 5-10 pages long, done in standard academic format with footnotes or endnotes as appropriate.  The evaluation will be due, submitted in Word or another editable text format two weeks after the last day of class (Monday, July 15, 2013).  (This is an individual grade:  25% of the total grade).