For this assignment each student, or pair of students, selects a topic on which to prepare a summary (2-4 pages) in written form that gives other students a quick start when they face that topic. These briefings are intended to provide or point to key resources, i.e., key concepts, issues and debates, references, quotes or paraphrases from those references, faculty on campus, relevant courses. To begin preparing their briefings, students view previous versions linked to the course website (PDF version up to 2003) or meet with me to get initial suggested resources.


last update, 27 Oct ‘15