Grading Criteria

The grading criteria for this course will be as follows:

  • Participation/Attendance/Leadership Reflection Papers 20%
  • Critical Essay 25%
  • Comprehensive Exam 20%
  • Shackleton Case Study 20%
  • Group Project 15%

Class participation will be evaluated upon the basis of class attendance, informed discussion, evidence of preparation for class, reflection essays, and active participation in class activities. Participation points cannot be earned when absent from class. You can have 3 unexcused absences without penalty. For each unexcused absence after that you will incur the loss of half a letter grade.